- Dita Von Teese Premieres New Song “Rendez-vous”
- The American burlesque dancer and modern icon Dita Von Teese announced the release date of her upcoming self-titled debut album. It is set to be released in February 2018.
From the debut album, she released the lead single "Rendez-Vous" on November 28. The song was written by French singer-songwriter Sébastien Tellier, who has worked on her debut album. The track was premiered exclusively on Rolling Stone.
About working with Sébastien Tellier, she told Rolling Stone, "I've been a fan of [Sébastien's] music for a long time, and whenever I would perform in Paris, I would invite him to my shows just to meet him. I got an email from his manager saying that Sebastien wrote a record for me. I gave them the disclaimer that I'm not a singer [and] it's way out of my comfort zone, but how could I say no?"
Dita Von Teese is known as a model at events for designer like Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, guest-starred as a burlesque performer on CSI and designed multiple clothing lines. In the past as solo singer, she joined in synth-pop act Monarchy 2013's "Disintegration" and South African hip-hop duo Die Antwoord 2016's "Gucci Coochie".
- She described about the debut album;
"To describe the album is difficult; perhaps it's me with less make-up. At times, there's a certain vulnerability which stands in contrast to my stage image of a confident and glamorous woman. I would never dare say such things in real life, and if I ever really felt like making such declarations of love, I would likely restrain myself right away.
I've recorded my voice for the burlesque soundtracks I’ve made for my shows, but I think this is very different. With my burlesque music, I think about visuals of the performance first, and it’s all about the glamour, the fantasy and drama. This album comes from a more vulnerable place, and ultimately, I think it’s a Sebastien Tellier album, with his distinctive style, and his perspective of who I am. My favorite song on the album is a duet between us, because for me, it’s a bit like living out a Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot fantasy."
- source : Rolling Stone