After landing her album Chris on to nearly every “Best of 2018” list, Christine and the Queens relentlessly strides into 2019 by offering up an inspiring filmed live performance and confirming Coachella.
Performed and filmed exclusively for YouTube at Los Angeles’ legendary Capitol Records Studios, please see the first song from the session here: “Comme si”.
Chris and multiple singles, “Girlfriend”, “Doesn’t matter”, “5 dollars”, “The walker”, lifted from the groundbreaking album can be found in these year-end lists with rave reviews: Time Magazine, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Associated Press, Noisey, FADER, Esquire, Refinery29, CoS, The Daily Beast, etc, plus named #1 album of the year by not only The Guardian and Evening Standard, but also The Independent and Clash.
Only last month, she released her brilliant Spotify Singles session, recorded at RAK Studios in London in September 2018. Chris performed a live version of “The walker,” as well as debuting a defining cover of Sade’s iconic 1992 hit single “No Ordinary Love” for the first time. These releases cap an incredible year for the French artist, coming after the end of her critically acclaimed sold out Chris world tour, including two nights at Brooklyn Steel, two nights at London’s venue Eventim Apollo and ended with two incredible nights at the 18,000-capacity AccorHotels Arena in Paris to rave live reviews. Last October, Chris delivered a head-turning performance of “Comme si” at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and last June saw a live performance “Girlfriend” with Dâm-Funk and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Chris was written, arranged, produced and performed by Christine and the Queens. It is the follow up to her already-iconic debut record Chaleur Humaine / Christine and the Queens, released to near-universal acclaim in France in 2014 and the UK in 2016, and selling more than 1.3 million copies to date. Also featuring the singles “Girlfriend” and “5 dollars,” and available in English and French language versions, Chris is available in digital and physical formats, including double CD and vinyl versions, as well as limited edition boxsets, courtesy of Because Music.
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Chris artwork + artist photos hi-res, bio, lyrics here
Recent praise for Chris:
“Girlfriend” #1 Song of The Year – Time Magazine
“Chris” is hard-nosed and irrepressible, a coiled spring unbound” – New York Times
“an electric blend of unforgettable imagery, emotional depth, and lurid, sizzling pop-funk” 7.9 – Pitchfork
“playing both producer and performer, visual fetishist and object of desire, throttles the brain and disrupts easy categorizing of all kinds. Chris is overwhelming, in the best possible way” – NPR
“…her stuttering vocal cadence recalls the very best of Michael Jackson” – PAPER Magazine
“No other musician out there is presenting their intention so completely, so idiosyncratically, and so beautifully” – #4 live artist of 2018 – Consequence of Sound