Sébastien Tellier Reviews The Singles

French pop artist addresses Coldplay pap…
Sébastien Tellier

The dreamy Sébastien Tellier is back with a new album, ‘L’Aventura’, released on July 14th. It follows 2013’s ‘Confection’, awarded 9/10 here

Tellier’s been in Brazil – to be fair, who hasn’t, one way or another, of late – and his new record reflects some influences found in South America. Recent single ‘L’Adulte’, for instance, clearly showcases some of those foreign flavours, new to the Frenchman’s work.

Have a listen to the track below, ahead of Tellier’s take on this week’s batch of new-release singles.

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Sébastien Tellier, ‘L’Adulte’

Sébastien Tellier, ‘Aller Vers Le Soleil’ (also from 'L'Aventura')

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The Black Keys – ‘Bullet In The Brain’

“That’s not bad for an old-fashioned song. It smells like the wood of folk guitars. I like the voices and electronic guitars drowned in reverb. I felt good listening to this song.”

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Coldplay – ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’

“An exaggerated sad feeling comes from this song. The sky is supposed to be filled with stars, but seems very empty with a melody like that.”

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Liars – ‘Pro Anti Anti’

“It’s too simplistic to be appreciated. What I like in music is chords and melodies, and there’s none in that track.”

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Sia – ‘Chandelier’

“The most insipid music I’ve heard this month. Hats off to you! Where did you find this shit? Ten years late at all levels.”

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Jon Hopkins – ‘We Disappear’

“Very good music for a documentary about organic farming. I don’t understand this song’s art direction. It looks like a guy with a tracksuit and smart shoes.”

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Phantogram – ‘Fall In Love’

“We expect a good track with the intro, but I got bored fast. A million try to do like the others…  Mmm mmm.”

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‘L’Aventura’ is released on July 14th via Because. Find Sébastien Tellier online here

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