France has always been a nation of art, music and culture, and despite recent events, that hasn't changed. So we're going to spread some positivity across the internet by looking back on some of the fantastic and multi-talented musicians France has produced in modern times.
Christine and the Queens
One of the standout breakthrough artists of the year, Christine and the Queens showed the British audience what French people are all about after her performance on Later... with Jools Holland. Her voice seems to flow over the music which is replicated by her unique choreography. As you can see in the video above, her performance was topped off with a fitting tribute to Prince. Her debut album, 'Chaleur Humaine', was released in the UK in February and boomed after her performance at Glastonbury this year, making her one of the most exciting French exports to arrive in Britain since Anthony Martial. Heloise Letissier, AKA, Christine and the Queens is certainly one to look out for. See Christine and the Queens live - tickets here.
Jean Michel Jarre
Jean Michel Jarre is a living legend. Every single one of his 18 studio albums has been iconic and his latest one, 'Electronica Vol 2: The Heart of Noise' is no different. With impressive collaborations with artists such as Primal Scream, Gary Numan and Hans Zimmer (to name a few), Jean Michel Jarre's electronic art form will always be a defining factor in music as we know it today. See John Michel Jarre live - tickets here.
A sold-out show at London's Somerset House and a main
stage performance at Glastonbury this summer followed performances on Later
With Jools and The Jonathan Ross Show and the release of their latest album
<I°_°I>. Caravan Palace fuse hedonistic house, hip-hop and beats with old
school jazz and jive to euphoric effect. The musical virtuosity of the Parisian
seven-piece band combined with their panache, flair and genuine joy in
performing live guarantees a riotous good time. Be prepared to party.
The psychedelic pop rockers from Versailles are back with a bang and have earned headline spots at UK festivals Secret Garden Party and Bluedot Festival. Their latest release, 'Music for Museum', is as ambient as ever. So ambient in fact, only 1000 copies were made available in the format of a dual clear vinyl. Make sure you catch them round this summer.
The electronic duo of Gaspard "Microloisir" Auge and Xavier de Rosnay have been wowing audiences across the nation since 2007 after the release of their first studio album 'Cross'. Since then, they've gone on to tour the world. Recently they seemed to have dropped at new track at the Ed Banger House Party at Sonar Festival. Fans tried to Shazam the song, but it came up as an untitled track by Justice. Ministry of Sound have since announced the track is called 'Safe and Sound', making us all excited for a potential third studio album.
And finally, how could we forget the French superstar DJ David Guetta? Labelled as "Godfather of EDM" and voted as the number 1 DJ in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs, he is certainly a popular figurehead across the globe. Having worked with an endless list of megastars (Rihanna, Sia, Akon, Nicki Minaj, Usher, etc. etc. etc). as well as having sold 9 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide, David Guetta is certainly an iconic figure in French music history.