Je Ne Comprends Pas!

I used to be quite keen on French when I was at senior school, wasn’t too bad at one point either. But I lost interest and it all fell by the way-side – probably also worth mentioning that in the UK languages are taught at senior school level (ages 11 to 16) and if you really aren’t bothered bout learning another language, then you wont. Aren’t we just the ignorant ones?! Anyway, today I want to talk about French singer/songwriter; Camille, an artist very much at ease with singing in her native tongue. I better start remembering that vocab!

No doubt any French readers out there will have known all about Camille since around 2002 or so, but others are only just hearing her music, and some may never have heard it. She’s a sort of indie/pop/rock kinda gal, enjoys a good sing-song and often gets a bit creative with her work. Today I’ll share with you a track from her forthcoming album Le Fil, it is called Ta Douleur (which, if I’m not mistaken means; Your Pain) and it is due out as a single in the UK 17th July…

Camille – Ta Douleur
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 13th July.

There’s definitely a certain charm to this track, even if I cant understand exactly what she is singing about. The blowing raspberries style beat-boxing is also an interesting touch. This track is sure to attract fans of pop, as well as fans of the alternative – providing people aren’t ignorant enough to dismiss it for its lack of l’anglais – which if I’m honest, could put off the average pop fan… sad but true. You can also catch the video to the track here on youtube.

Camille released her first album in 2002, Le Sac des Filles, but last year released Le Fil, an album only just recently released in the US and UK. Le Fil (The String) had a persistent focus through out the album, an exploration of the voice, with only a double bass or double bass and keyboard as the accompanying instruments. The album had great success in France and Camille will no doubt be hoping to enjoy as much success in the US and UK.

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  • http://www.naodigonada.net/ Miguel

    What a voice that girl has! (:

  • http://www.naodigonada.net/ Miguel

    What a voice that girl has! (:

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Indeed! :-)

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Indeed! :-)

  • ingrid

    hah cha sent me a song of hers from le fil, good one

  • ingrid

    hah cha sent me a song of hers from le fil, good one

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Ha ha, I’m sure Charlotte knew about Camille a long time before I did! :-P

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Ha ha, I’m sure Charlotte knew about Camille a long time before I did! :-P