Un peu “COMME UN BÂTEAU” (a bit of new french music)

Song by Indila. In her album Mini World.

Refrain: 

Un peu comme un bateau
J’avance face à la mer
Je navigue sur les flots
Un peu comme un bateau
J’avance et je suis fière
De ce que porte mon dos
Un peu comme un bateau
Qui trouve son équilibre
Entre les vagues et le chaos
Un peu comme un bateau
J’avance et je suis fière
De ce que porte mon dos
Un peu comme un bateau. 

Translation of the chorus: 

A bit like a boat
I’m pushing ahead against the sea
I’m sailing over the waves
A bit like a boat
I’m pushing ahead and I’m proud
of what I’m carrying on my back
A bit like a boat
which finds its balance
between waves and chaos
A bit like a boat
I’m pushing ahead and I’m proud
of what I’m carrying on my back
A bit like a boat

“What new music should I listen to?” … here’s your answer!

Everyone is look for new music, artists and songs to fall in love with. The problem is finding them (though Spotify has made it easier to discover new artists based on your past song choices).    But since sharing is caring, and since I love these upcoming three artists, I couldn’t resist blogging some suggestions. The music style for the following musicians is relaxed and chill, the perfect playlist for working at a coffee shop. 

1. Matt Corby – ‘Resolution’

Matt Corby is already a big, big, big deal in Australia. He’s branching out around the world, though I believe he is no where near his potential. The aspect that drew me to his music is the raw element of it – both in the guitar and the vocals. His most popular song is ‘Brother,’ so if you like this one, you should also check out that one. LISTEN TO ‘BROTHER’. 

2. Yuna – ‘Decorate’

Yuna is a Malaysian singer/songwriter that has described herself as “a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay.” Her music is wonderfully cheerful as well as not being to hyper. Her most popular song is ‘Lullabies,’ so if you like this one you should also check out that one. LISTEN TO ‘LULLABIES.’ 

3. Zee Avi – ‘Concrete Wall’ 

Zee Avi is also a Malaysian singer/songwriter. (Makes me want want to travel to that part of the world just for the music!) She is also very playful, like Yuna, with different musical instruments, including the ukulele. The song above is my favourite one of her, but she has multiple albums, so if you like ‘Concrete Wall,’ you should check her out! (I do really like ‘Bag of Gold’ as well.)

Happy Listening! 

5 FROZEN Things

“Let it go” – performed by Idina Menzel

1. Idina Menzel’s post-Wicked on Broadway and Rent the Film. Her voice is absolutely flawless and carries the character of Elsa to perfection

2. Disney is back. The Princess and the Frog didn’t quite work, but the snappy one-word titles are proving to be a success for the legendary animation studio. Tangled and Frozen usher in new traditions and new heroines. Amen.

3. Elsa’s change in character and confidence is one of the best I’ve seen on screen. I don’t know what feminists have to say about her freeing transformation, but it’s nothing short of powerful.

4. A quote for the song we can all apply to our everyday lives, even if we can’t generate snowflakes with our hands:

“It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all”

5. I’ve recently seen some of the most beautiful fan art of Elsa and Anna. A quick search around the internet will lead you to wonderful young talent.

La Joie de Jeudi.

Coucou tout le monde… ou vous, le seul personne qui va lire ça.

Alors, c’est jeudi, j’ai fini tout mes cours pour cette semaine et par conséquent, je me sentais la joie de vivre. J’adore ce film d’animation. (Vous le savez déjà, mais je suis obsédée par le cinéma d’animation.) Voilà, un autre court métrage – l’un des meilleurs.

Ce film a été tourné en 1934, et le début avec le deux filles – une blonde et une brunette – me rappelle de Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (Jaques Demy, 1967). Cliquez ici pour un numéro musical.

Sincèrement,
Violette (le nom que les gens au Starbucks utilisent tout le temps au lieu de mon vrai nom Violeta)