Yelle Return With New Single ‘Ici & Maintenant’ (Here & Now)


French electro-pop duo Yelle – singer Julie Budet and producer GrandMarnier – have returned with a new single ‘Ici & Maintenant’ (Here & Now).

The song is the French pairing’s first new material since the wonderful 2014 album, Completement Fou. ‘Ici & Maintenant’ is just as catchy, fun and playful as anything from that record but it is a sweet, soothing take on their renowned eccentric, avant-garde electro-pop hi-jinks. Budet’s serenely beautiful vocals mingle with electro beats, synth and a pretty smooth vibe for bright and magnificent slice of electro-pop that is undeniably catchy and fun. The wacky (and lots of fun) video sees Budet joined by comedian Nathan Barnatt and is well worth watching.

There are no details of an album to follow as of yet but even if ‘Ici & Maintenant’ (Here & Now).is a stand alone single, it’s pretty damn fine. Check it and the video below.

Yelle – ‘Complètement Fou’


French electro-pop trio Yelle have released their new single ‘Complètement Fou’, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming third album of the same name, which will be out on September 30th.

Happy-go-lucky, fun and playful electro pop is the order of the day with ‘Complètement Fou’. A full on blissful sensory explosion with an inescapable energy and cheeky flamboyance, sees choppy production, incessant synth stabs, sparkling synths, sequenced blips and beeps and heavy hitting bass all combine for an undeniably catchy and fun track. There is something rather nice in hearing lyrics sung in French too, and Julie Budet’s sensual vocals would be sublime in any language. Well there you have it, simply magnificent electro-pop that’s so much fun, which bodes rather well for the new record.

Completement Fou will be released September 30th through Kemosabe Records and you can sample the album’s first single below.

Yelle play the Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, on October 25th – full tour dates here.