COUR DE RÉCRÉ: "Vice Et Werther" Single and Video-clip
TRACKLIST: 01 Vice Et Werther
COUR DE RÉCRÉ is a French group that is somehow a product of our times. The trio formed by Stan, Quentin and Chloe have found themselves obligated, for life’s many vicissitudes, to continue working on their songwriting online. Bytes of their songs have travelled to Avignon, Santiago de Chile, Canada, Toulouse and Paris. But after several years of intense activity on SoundCloud, and an EP (“Éponyme”) released in December 2018, they are going to take their next steps with Elefant Records.
And what better than our collection for new talent, “New Adventures In Pop”, to give shelter to some songs that dive into a bizarre, eclectic synth-pop, with touches of acid and, according to Stan himself, influences coming from Romain Guerret (DONDOLO, ALINE), LA MONJA ENANA and FREEZEPOP (he has been listening to so many Elefant albums since he was really young), THE PIROUETTES and DENIM. What we have here is a first taste of what will be their first Mini-LP with Elefant. And what a taste it is. “Vice Et Werther” is a twist on the story by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, but this time, Werther’s partner leaves him because of the excessive closeness with his best friend, and accepts the situation with the thought that “a friend is something very important in life, while love is just child’s play”. And this baroque story does not change the fact that this song is made to be danced to, with a chorus that would make fans of LIO and ELLI ET JACNO drool. It is an explosive mix of pop and electronica with touches of VIDEOCLUB, GO-KART MOZART, GFOTY, HIDROGENESSE and KERO KERO BONITO, with fantastic production by Joseph Signoret, the multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and founding member of the Parisian trio KEEP DANCING INC.
And the video, directed by Simon Néaumet and Sandra Besseas, is a wonderful reflection of the special universe the trio makes up: impossible attire in a mansion where this slippery love story - strange, eccentric, and tremendously hedonistic – plays out. It is all sunlight and color, vitality, a total Carpe Diem. And if this is just an appetizer, imagine what could come next. We cannot wait to show you the rest of the songs from COUR DE RÉCRÉ.
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COUR DE RÉCRÉ BIOGRAPHY:
The story of COUR DE RÉCRÉ is a story of distance. The band originally came together as a duo, with Stan and Héloïse, who were at the time a long-distance couple separated by all the thousands of kilometers there are between Avignon and Santiago de Chile. He wrote the songs, and the two of them sang in honor of that love floating in space, about seeing each other again, and the scarce but intense moments of being together. A friend of Stan’s, Quentin, started helping them out with some ideas, and finally became a regular part of the group as a songwriter. To deal with the distance problem, in live shows, Chloe replaced Héloïse on vocals and ended up doing the same in later recordings as well.
Just when it seemed like things are starting to come together, Stan left in 2017 to go to Canada for two years. But he still did not give in to the problems caused by distance, and using digital communications, they kept working on the project until their first EP, “Éponyme”, was released in December 2018, after several years of intense activity on SoundCloud.
In 2019, Stan went back to Toulouse, where Quentin was still living, but Chloe had moved to Paris, making good on that premise that seems to condemn the group to keep working long-distance. But there is no obstacle that keeps inspiration from reaching them. They work with an irreverent and carefree synth-pop that is fresh and ultra-melodic. According to Stan, some of their references are Romain Guerret (DONDOLO, ALINE), LA MONJA ENANA and FREEZEPOP (he has been listening to so many Elefant albums since he was really young), THE PIROUETTES and DENIM. And the proof of this is “Vice Et Werther”, their first Digital Single for our label, as part of the “New Adventures In Pop” collection, to be released at the end of 2020.
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