The French group L’impératrice (in English the Empress) had left their mark on the world in 2019 with their powerful debut album Matahari.
Today, they are back with a new funk sound, “Fou” (Crazy), released on April 9, along with a music video. This track is part of their second album to come, which, we know in advance, will not disappoint us.
Charles De Boisseguin, musician and leader of the group, was a well-known and respected French music journalist. He worked for one of France’s best-known music weeklies, Les Inrockuptibles, and had launched Keith Magazine.
For him, it no longer became possible to criticize other people’s music when he himself did not make music, so he created L’impératrice.
The artists in this group are inspired by French film composers, disco from the 70s and downtempo synth pop from the 90s. They toured for more than a year in France and Europe, filling famous concert venues such as L’Olympia in Paris, and the Heaven in London. After the release of Matahari, they also toured the United States and Mexico.
The single “Fou” is a real funky sound with a catchy and danceable rhythm. It is accompanied by a video that follows a teenage girl who attends an unpredictable beauty contest. If you want to change your mind during this confinement, then don’t miss it!
Watch the video for “Fou” here: