French singer and songwriter Christine and the Queens has released a new track, “rien dire” from his new album, “Redcar les adorables étoiles.”
Born 1 June 1988, Christine and the Queens started learning piano at the age of four and found inspiration in one of London’s clubs while studying. Letissier released a series of extended plays throughout 2011–2013.
Christine and the Queens’ debut album, Chaleur humaine (2014), received critical acclaim, reached number 2 on both French and UK charts, and was certified diamond in France.
In 2016, Christine and the Queens was ranked number 1 in Vanity Fair’s list of most powerful and influential French people who “promote French genius”, ahead of the country’s president.
In 2017, Forbes placed him on its list of 30 most influential and talented people under 30, and Time included him on its list of Next Generation Leaders twice – in 2016 and 2018.
In 2018, he released his second album, Chris, to further critical acclaim. It was ranked album of the year by Clash, The Guardian, and The Independent, and placed in top-ten of nine other year-end lists. “Girlfriend” was recognized by Time as song of the year.
Christine and the Queens released in 2020 an EP La Vita Nuova, with some critics calling it his strongest work up to that point.
Christine and the Queens prefers lyrics that are not immediately understandable. He explained that he enjoys “authors with difficult lyrics”, such as Alain Bashung.
Christine and the Queens’ music has been labelled by music critics as pop, synthpop, electropop, indie pop, experimental pop, and art pop, while he described his own work as “freakpop”.
Christine and the Queens’ accolades include four Victories of Music awarded by French Ministry of Culture. Christine and the Queens has been signed to the independent record label Because Music since 2012.