Photo Credit: Woodkid -lyricscog Yoann Lemoine
Jettison any precepts of France as a land of accordions and Edith Piaf-like progenies and consider these contemporary musicians a quick slice of the variety of music emanating from the current French creative landscape:
Woodkid: Well-known as a music video director (most notably for his work on Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”), Woodkid, aka Yoann Lemoine (who’s from Lyon), is a talented musician in his own right, concocting sprawling baroque-pop compositions that fill your mind with boundless imagery. Unsurprisingly, given his background, his music is particularly atmospheric, even cinematic. Check out his debut album, The Golden Age, released last year.