Christine and the Queens Announces New Album “PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE”, Premieres New Song “To be honest” on BBC Radio 1
French singer-songwriter Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens announced his fourth studio album “PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE” would be released on June 9, 2023.
The album comprises 20-track, featuring guest appearances from Madonna, Mike Dean, and 070 Shake.
Christine and the Queens said of the album, “This new record is the second part of an operatic gesture that also encompassed 2022’s Redcar les adorables étoiles. Taking inspiration from the glorious dramaturgy of Tony Kushner’s iconic play, Angels in America, Redcar felt colourful and absurd like Prior sent to his insane dream-space. The follow-up PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE is a key towards heart-opening transformation, a prayer towards the self – the one that breathes through all the loves it is made of. Prior’s real agony in Angels in America is a deep, painful becoming, a shedding of all waters and memories, that then allows angels to immerse deep too, and offer back profound, narrative-altering love – a rest in true love.”
- From the album, he premiered the first single called “To be honest” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo on March 8, 2023.
The track was written by Héloïse Letissier and Mike Dean. Produced by Christine and the Queens.
The accompanying music video was directed by Christine and the Queens.
Christine told Clara Amfo about the song, “Maybe before that we negotiating were fighting with suffering with traumatize without knowing it. We are probably lying we are protecting, but I think what's good is to be honest, is that probably that steppin points were more.”
He continued, “I think it's even better than that. The record that took me the It educated me and sometimes I surprised myself, being the most brutally honest to myself as I've ever been before, which meant also clearer, louder, braver. It was a surprise for me. What I like about writing a song is to be receiving something I don't really understand. And the songs that last on my records, including doesn't matter, for example, Chris, the record are the ones that slipped through me and I then look back at them and over time I'm learning.”
Photo by Paul Kooiker
- source : BBC Radio 1