After a first single and two covers released this summer (with more than 500,000 listenings on streaming platforms) and before a TARATATA which announces her as THE revelation of the end of the year, Annie Lalalove is releasing her first album.
Time has come to step aside and anoint ourselves with a perfumed balm to heal the wounds from an improbable year during which everything was forbidden. “Boom Boom Shack” is the ideal liniment, a kind of augmented “Don’t Worry Be Happy” of feminine grace, quilted sweetness and discreet elegance…
Annie Lalalove (a name which sounds like candy) delivers it to us beribonned as the primer of a glorious LP of “Feelgood Music” that will heal all of our gloom and pains.
Right from the outset, let’s summon up, based on this configuration, the influences of Tracy Chapman, Meshell Ndegeocello (Annie also plays bass while she sings), Esperanza Spalding and Norah Jones. But in her pop music, spiced up with a bit of jazz and Caribbean sounds (a rebellious ukulele “Boom Boom Shack”), this light but slighly melancholic music, deeply organic, which might be found on organic food shelves if records were still sold in supermarkets, Annie Lalalove has, first and foremost, given it her all: her lyrics, simple and genuine, emerge from her own personal experience, with this almost disconcerting and welcoming charm, exuding from this album, joyfully close to our hearts.
A few chosen cover versions (Katie Melua), and a handful of songs which always contaminate you with their good mood, composed during the recent lockdowns as a way to keep boredom at bay, make up for a stimulating 15-track program — among which the sweet Boom Boom Schack, J’ai Deux Amours (“I Have Two Lovers”) and Better Days. Release date: November 26th, 2021.
The best way to extend summer into winter!
So let’s step aside and dive into these airy songs, this musical candy floss, an antidote to the stereotyped, supposedly “urban”, aggressive and rythmical music which has submerged our sound environment these days. Roots and woody sounds, led by a voice reminiscent of a chirpy brook cascading on moving melodies that almost sound naked, these little chunks of grace are a refreshing breeze in today’s musical environment. We might very well end up falling in love with them, like children hugging their cuddly toys!
‘L’Essentiel” is a seasonal concert, Annie Lalalove’s Feelgood Music, as the title suggests, which obviously deserves a Protected Designation of Origin (AOC) label.
“Annie Lalalove’s Feelgood music is the best remedy for the gloomy environment after these improbable two years.” Europe 1
“Annie Lalalove’s song is a song that can heal the little misfortunes of everyday life.” André Manoukian (France Inter)
“Whether she talks about Love or hopes for better days, Annie Lalalove, against the grain of everything, especially the oppressive atmosphere of these last months, wishes us all the Happiness of the World. And it is reciprocal.” Sophie Delasseine (L’Obs)
14-15/03/2022 – PARIS – La Nouvelle Eve