Christine and the Queens, the striking new musical project by French singer-songwriter Héloïse Létissier, is not a pop project—at least, that’s not how its creator views it. Christine and the Queens’ self-titled debut album, released last month, is an amalgamation of pop, electronica, R&B, hip hop, English, French and everything in between.
The Christine and the Queens mastermind recently stopped by to discuss the album, and why she’s not committed to any genre.
“I guess it’s an album obsessed with the theme of construction of your identity,” she explains. “It’s an album I wanted to be free of any genre. … I don’t really want people to think of me as something else than a vibe, a voice, an energy. And the rest of it can change.”
Watch for more with Christine and the Queens, including an explanation of the album’s English-to-French language shifting.