I’m thrilled that people are loving it as much! Funnily enough, the hardest thing to get through when you first listen to her is her seemingly horrific nonsensical French to english “poetic” translations.
However, the more I’ve listened to her first ep, debut record, read through translations of her French versions to see the compatible lyrics, now with this new record...I finally get her little meanings behind lyrics like
“I am out for a walk and I won’t be back till their staining my skin...”
Just as a small example. Her lyrical translations clearly stem from literary poetics but also from her perspective in French and trying to convey in English and how those things (the words we use and how we use them from language to language) can clash and not make sense.
With this album, I think she’s pushing that even further from the first record and being even bolder. She’s settled into a new “skin” and she’s tempting the listener, provoking us even, whereas her first record she was making a pure statement on her understanding of herself and her position in life as a queer person. Now, she’s actively searching for sensuality and invoking her inner sexual urges without shame (according to her, because she got some fame and attention, dated and found herself getting more comfortable in her skin)
So, basically what I'm saying it's been a journey, a little exploration into her kookiness and her introspective slow-burn styled videos, her funky dance performance styles and her beautiful smooth melodies/vocals/productions and now that I feel more in tune with her and her message, it's so gratifying. What my friends would say after they randomly caught her at Governers Ball (specifically cause she was on early and told them they HAD to see her) was how funny she was and how sad and serious she seemed in most of her videos. I think that was a little peak into her goofy personality and breaking that strange wall of this french girl who we don't understand...
my most memorable moment seeing her live was when she mentioned ru paul was her biggest inspiration and made everyone chant "if you cant love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else can i get an amen?" and everyone did it.