2018’s most ex­cit­ing record so far!

DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS - BY MARC AN­DREWS

CHRIS­TINE AND THE QUEENS – CHRIS

To be clear here, Chris­tine is also Chris and known to her mum by her French name,

Héloïse Letissier. We can see why she de­cided to change it! After gar­ner­ing crit­ics’ at­ten­tion for her de­but al­bum, Chaleur Hu­maine,

Chris, who iden­ti­fies as pan­sex­ual and

“boldly an­drog­y­nous”, is tak­ing on a gay male char­ac­ter for this record and is cruis­ing for his/ her big main­stream break­through. “I ini­tially set out to smash against ma­cho cul­ture and ma­cho men,” Chris­tine told DNA. “I be­came ob­sessed with this idea of the ma­cho man and still be­ing a woman. What does it mean if I’m this fig­ure and I’m a woman? Does it make me an aber­ra­tion? Is it joy­ful?” Not only does Chris de­liver swag­ger­ing machismo twisted with con­cepts of sex­u­al­ity and gen­der flu­id­ity, but there’s a hefty sam­pling of ’80s R’n’B that might please Janet Jack­son’s nasty lawyers.

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