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Released: 24.09.21

 

 

 

 

Nina Savary’s debut album, a collection of 11 songs in English and French, evokes the synthetic, disco mood of the late 1970s. Although it was recorded in the rural south of France, it has a glossy, sophisticated finish to it: nothing seems quite real anymore.

Savary’s chameleonic voice recreates in turn the quaint, crystalline phrasing of France Gall and Véronique Sanson (Les Passions Tristes), the falsely childish ingenuity of Keren Ann (Par millions, Lundi), or yet again the detachment of Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), with whom she previously collaborated. But where Sadier sings with unhurried coolness, a strained atmosphere permeates Savary’s album – the party is over, and neither the beautiful production nor the warmth of vintage synthesizers can alleviate the sense of loneliness.

 
 

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