~listentheworld~ will introduce you Joyce Jonathan (20) a young French singer-songwriter.
I don’t know if many of you listen to French-pop but for me I don’t listen to it often, even if I live in France. I discover Joyce like many other people, on the web.
So I’m taking a little bit of time to talk a bit about her and especially her music.
In Folk music since she was young, at 11 years old, she already wrote a couple of songs. At 18, after her graduation, she had only one thing in mind, become singer-songwriter. She started on the website MyMajorCompagny which empowers fans to finance recordings for artists they like.
She send some songs to Michael Goldman, director of MyMajorCompagny who invited her for an audition. At the end, he was amazed by her performance and he accepted to support her.
Totally charming, with a pure and delicate voice, immediately raised her popularity to MyMajorCompagny’s users. Supported by thousand of people, she has succeeded to collect almost 70.000€.
In December 2009 was released her 1st single “Je ne sais pas“ (I don’t know).
Following by “Pas Besoin De Toi” (No Need From You) few weeks later. This song was posted on MyMajorCompagny’s website to promote her 1st album.
Finally, on January 18th, 2010, she release 1st album titled “Sur mes gardes” (“On My Guard“) including 12 original songs. She became the first female artist being produced by MyMajorCompagny.
Musically this is a “Pop/Variety/Folk/Acoustic” album.
I listened the whole album and strangely I felt a familiar emotion I’ve had a long time ago with a young female artist of the same age… Yu… Yu… YUI. That’s it! I don’t want to compare them, I just point the similarity of their respective career (Both began very young, they have the same passion for writing songs, etc …).
In the album, you’ll find most of the time acoustic songs, mainly ballads. A duet with Tété is also included.
Some people compare her music with Carla Bruni’s.
Lyrics are very personal, inspired by her daily life and talking of what almost all young people in world are worried about: Love and their future. Without a big surprise, it was exactly what we expected from this young singer.
Vocally, she’s doing well.
But enough talks, here is two video clips!
Joyce Jonathan – Pas besoin de toi (No Need From You).
Joyce Jonathan – Je ne sais pas (I don’t know).
And still a lot of beautiful songs to listen. “Tant Pis” (“Nevermind“) is my favorite.
For a 1st album it started very well in the charts. She was already the subject of many medias like press, TV and Internet. An special report titled “Chanteuse, je serai…” (“Singer, I will be…”) was broadcast on France2, the national TV channel, talking about her background.
For now, she still continues to perform her songs in bars and live houses. If it continue like this, we can hope for her the same popularity that YUI has in Japan.
1. L’Heure Avait Sonné (The time had come).
2. Pas Besoin De Toi (No Need From You).
3. Je Ne Sais Pas (I don’t know).
4. Ma Musique (My music).
5. Au Bar (At the bar).
6. Prends Ton Temps (Take your time).
7. Un Peu D’Espoir (A little hope)
8. Bien Trop Simple (Although Too Simple).
9. Sur Mes Gardes Featuring – Tété (On My Guard).
10. Tant Pis (Nevermind).
11. Les Souvenirs (Memories)
12. Le Piège (The trap).
PS: Pour les visiteurs Français, par respect, merci de ne pas télécharger l’abum mais d’aller acheter le CD, Merci.
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