Pauline Croze’s youthful looks

Thought, composed and recorded between confinements and restrictions linked to the health crisis, the new album “Après les heures grises”, by Pauline Croze, was released on October 8. The singer, on tour throughout France, returns to the music that punctuated her childhood and adolescence.

Where did you spend your childhood and in what environment?
I grew up in a pavilion in Villemomble, in the Parisian suburbs. Before becoming a psychoanalyst, my mother worked in an Italian tourist office (she had dual nationality). My father started his career as a professor of physics, then a consultant at the Ministry of National Education, where he tested the brand new CD-ROMs of educational software. Fan of cinema, he had a large film library in which we could draw what interested us. I was a pretty lonely child. I had very few friends and enjoyed drawing a lot. Rather very good student at the beginning of my schooling, I let myself go over the years. I still managed to get my baccalaureate by doing the bare minimum.

Did your parents listen to music?
At home there was music all day, especially on weekends. The style varied from room to room. In the living room, my parents liked the opera, Léo Ferré, but also Julien Clerc for my mother and Boby Lapointe for my father. My two older sisters had very opposite tastes. In their rooms, one loved to listen to French variety (Patrick Bruel and Mylène Farmer), the other rock with very sharp choices (Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa). I loved to navigate from one room to another, open to discovering all these different styles of music. Added to this was the radio, which I listened to every night to fall asleep and which gave me the possibility of always hearing new artists.

What’s your favorite childhood song?
The favorite song of my childhood is that of the TV movie Sandokan, which played in the Club Dorothée, interpreted by Joël Prevost. She had a very dynamic and elated side. We felt we were dealing with a hero. I would put the 45 on my channel and walk around the house singing it very enthusiastically. Performing a song for a child is a special exercise, and Joël Prévost did it really well. As a teenager, I remember listening to Strange Fruit, by Billie Holiday, and Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin, on repeat, whose vocal and melodic virtuosity fascinated me.
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Pauline Croze announces the release of her album and the dates of her tour

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Pauline Croze returns with “After the Gray Hours”, her sixth album which will be released on October 8, 2021 and will run throughout the 21-22 season, with a Parisian date at Les Etoiles on November 17, 2021!

“After the Gray Hours” winds between fashions and sounds like the right balance between the charm of his first steps and period pop, where the song mingles with urban syncopations. An album composed between confinements, between lightness and self-analysis, which plays as much with forms as with double meanings. In a daring, intuitive style, she tackles the tremors of the contemporary world with distance and irony. A tour will follow the release of the album, with a Parisian date already announced at Etoiles on November 17, 2021. First extract, we discover the clip of “Solution”.

Whether she writes alone or not, Pauline Croze is part of each of the texts, her life is there which turns constantly. Surrounded by young, inspired and talented directors: Fils Cara, Nk.F (Damso, Orelsan), Romain Guerret (Aline, Alex Rossi), Charlie Trimbur (Eddy de Pretto) and Pierrick Devin (Phoenix, Lomepal). The only constants are the grace and subtlety that continue to dress her voice.

At the age of 24, she was revealed at the Transmusicales de Rennes, she then won the Sacem prize on the springboard of the Chorus festival and then performed in the first part of Miossec, M, Bernard Lavilliers, Lhasa or Cali. Beautiful people. Her first album released in is gold disc and allows her to be nominated for the Victoires de la Musique. “Do nothing”, her most recent album (2018) sounds like an oxymoron: Pauline Croze gives of her person, with voice and guitar, to tell the pains of the heart, the murmured dramas and the sun, there- low, which still shudders.

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“After the Gray Hours”, a new album for Pauline Croze

The singer announces a new album with multiple faces, expected on October 8, with a cover illustrated by Joann Sfar.

What a long way since his concert at the Transmusicales de Rennes in 2003 with the songs from his first disc arranged by Edith Fambuena from the group Les Valentins The first parts of Miossec, M, Bernard Lavilliers, Lhasa followed Today Pauline Croze announces a sixth album marked by health restrictions, where she takes on several roles Refined in March 2020 and already unveiled, the title Solution co – written with Anne Claverie, whose voice was recorded in a wooden cabinet, will be there Directed by Claire Sichez, it exposes the theme of a “fragmented society which stubbornly seeks how to finally achieve happiness “:

What drives her, Pauline, is trying to provoke physical sensations with a feeling of lightness, even if it is to highlight the violence of the world .

I needed the risk, to shake up the substance as much as the form, to be tested ” .

To be free, the author – composer – singer and guitarist founded his own label, which allows it to work on the same disc, with several young directors inspired We  will find on the latter beautiful collaborations with Nk Damso, Orelsan , Romain Guerret Aline, Alex Rossi , Charlie Trimbur Eddy de Pretto and Pierrick Devin Phoenix, Lomepal Attraction and repulsion emerge, not without irony, from the title Kim, composed with his accomplice Romain Guerret for the North Korean dictator, on a clip directed by Anne Horel:

Whether she writes alone in pairs, Pauline Croze sings her whole being She mixes the pop of her beginnings with very current urban sounds and her swaying rhythms carry chiseled lyrics that transcend emotions with fragility and conviction It is the designer, novelist, director, screenwriter and above all the creator of the Rabbi’s Cat comic who signs the album cover:

Pauline Croze - After the Gray Hours - Cover by Joann Sfar
Pauline Croze – After the Gray Hours – Cover by Joann Sfar

After the Gray Hours is released on October 8 at Argentic / Capitol and Pauline Croze will shoot throughout the season 21 – 22, with a Parisian date at the Stars on November 17, 2021 .


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