10 French Songs That Are More Stimulating Than A Kiss
May 18, 2017|Andreatrujillo
French music will always force you to close your eyes and move slowly. You can feel it on your tongue, like melting chocolate or a passionate kiss that makes us weak in the knees. An exceptionally beautiful voice feels like a whisper that awakens our senses. We make music our own, we embody it, feel it, and express it through movements or love.
Listening to French music takes us to that romantic vintage setting of Parisian lifestyle. We live it. It provides us with scents and emotions. For a tiny moment, we live in a dream and become a character filled with sensuality, passion, and confidence that dances to the rhythm of the beats.
We've made a careful compilation of 10 songs that will help set the mood for your perfect night.
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"L’excessive" – Carla Bruni
Carla Bruni composed this theme for her album Quelqu'un m'a dit released in 2002. In it, we can only listen to her voice and an acoustic guitar, which makes it more intimate. She's not only a musician, Bruni is a model and actress who became even more popular after marrying the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
"Si on se dit pas tout" – Arnaud Fleurent-Didier
Arnaud Fleurent-Didier began his artistic career in 1995 in an amateur band who later on managed to reach fame thanks to a magazine who named them "Notre Dame". Nine years later, he released an album as a solo artist, La Reproduction, which includes this single.
"La Forme et Le Fond" – Keren Ann
Although this singer was born in Israel, she was raised in the Netherlands. So, her albums have songs in English and in French. "La Forme et Le Fond" belongs to her 2004 album, Nolita.
"L’amour naissant" – Sébastien Tellier
One of the first songs of Tellier's first album was chosen to appear in the soundtrack of Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation. He was also the opening act for Air in 2001, which made him popular and positioned him as one of the main representatives of French pop and electronic music.
"Homme" – Brazilian Girls
Brazilian Girls is a New York trio that creates songs in different languages. "Homme" belongs to their first album of the same name. This band has always been inspired by universal literature and social commentary, subjects that are present in their music.
"Samba de mon coeur qui bat" – Coralie Clément
Coralie is Benjamin Biolay's sister, who's also on this list. Her unique style mixes bossa nova and elements of the Nouvelle chanson. This song was included in the soundtrack of Something's Gotta Give.
"Le Vieil Amant" – Émilie Simon
In 2006, Émilie received the award Victoire de la musique for composing the original score for the film March of the Penguins, where she experiments with rhythms and sounds evoking winter. "Le Vieil Amant" belongs to her 2006 album Végétal.
"Tu Es Mon Amour" – Benjamin Biolay
"La Chanson de Satie" – Arthur H & Feist
This song is a sampling of "Gnossienne No. 1" by the French pianist and composer Erik Satie.
"La Fille Aux Cheveux de Soie" (Isaac Delusion Remix) – Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains
Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains is a French-British band lead by François Marry, who also collaborates with Camera Obscura during their tours. This song is a remix of their original version included on their 2004 album Piano Ombre.
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Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards