Clio « Carambolage »

December 2023 | 23/11, MUSIC

This young woman from Besançon has had an atypical career, in the sense that she began learning the guitar as an adult. In return, she writes her own lyrics and quickly composes her own music to accompany them. Her eponymous debut album was released in 2016, when she was only 29. The style was acoustic, with the voice and lyrics taking center stage; for her subsequent albums, she would make more place for electronics, enabling her to assert a more personal sound. Each of her albums features a duet with a well-known figure: actor Fabrice Lucchini, Ours (Alain Souchon’s son), Iggy Pop and, for this opus, Alex Beaupain. Her timbre, half mutinous, half nonchalant, flows silkily over bitter-sweet pop melodies that range from the joy of simple things to the melancholy of everyday life. All in the service of lyrics that are little snapshots of life and love relationships that seem familiar to us. A sort of musical counterpart to Philippe Delerm’s La Première Gorgée de Bière.