Effet Miroir 6/10
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.