Pauline Croze: “Success does not buy happiness”

After four years of absence, Pauline Croze returns with an album, “Bossa Nova”. A return to his first musical emotions. Notes she whispered in his teenage bedroom. Pauline Croze chose bossa nova for its fourth album. An amazing musical turn for the audience but that sounds like a homecoming for her. A hot air that lives for years, since his first love with music: “I discovered it in a movie where there is a story of impossible love. That’s what I was at that time of my adolescence. I saw myself in this character who exorcised his sentence listening to bossa nova “, says the young woman. It is in this music “the dramatic message, but the notes soaring.”

She tells her story, her way to exist: “There’s a lot of sensuality, a nonchalant sensuality that looks like me.” So for hours in his teenage bedroom, she draws, sings, and discovered a passion: “I singing phonetic way the

Source: Pauline Croze: “Success does not buy happiness”

Chanson Du Jour: La Javanaise

Chanson Du Jour 10/26/2016: Pauline Croze performing “La Javanaise”

I think Serge Gainsbourg’s songwriting was at its best when he wasn’t attempting to shock with his “audio vérité” smutty songs. While 1967’s ” Je t’aime, Moi Non Plus” feels a bit skeevy today, “La Javanaise” feels like a cool breeze while walking along the Left Bank.

In this great 2010 clip from French TV’s Nouveaux Talents, Pauline Croze’ soulful wordless verse (1:35 to 2:20) is particularly merveilleux. Other good versions? Give a Spotify listen to Gainsbourg’s original and also one from (wait for it… wait for it…) Iggy Pop!  Continue reading “Chanson Du Jour: La Javanaise”