ZAZ

Ef­fet Miroir 6/10

UNCUT - - New Albums - NIGEL WIL­LIAMSON

Fourth al­bum by huge-sell­ing French chan­son­niere

Since is­abelle Gef­froy be­gan record­ing un­der the name Zaz in 2010, she’s sold four mil­lion al­bums while the English­s­peak­ing world has barely no­ticed. Her last al­bum, 2014’s Paris, in­cluded col­lab­o­ra­tions with Quincy Jones and Charles az­navour, but the fol­low-up re­lies on noth­ing more than her own strik­ingly husky voice and orig­i­nal, melodic songs as she en­tic­ingly mixes clas­sic chan­son (“de­main C’es Toi”), latin rhythms (“Que Ven­dra”), down­beat melan­cho­lia (J’aime J’aime”), alt.rock at­mo­spher­ics (“Plume”) and up­beat pop con­fec­tion (“Toute Ma Vie”). like many other French fe­male singer she’s been dubbed “the new Piaf”. She isn’t, of course. But she could just be France’s an­swer to lily allen.

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