Yelle – J’veux Un Chien

The the title translates to “I Want a Dog” but the song is not literal. The tune is about wanting to be with someone who is obedient but also knows when to take the reigns when pleasurable. Like I said, the song is not about having a pet dog. More like a pet male.

On the music front, Yelle knows how to craft a tune from beginning to end. Love that opening lead synth that ducks in time to push the beat ahead. Then the voice drops in without haste and we are off and running with some tension and bass. The chorus builds on the original theme set in the intro and concludes with satisfying release. This track can be found on their latest release L’√®re du verseau (The Age of Aquarius) which is a great come back from a six year break.

Yelle – Karate

Back with another Yelle track and video. Yelle not only consistently produces great tracks but they always seem to find a simple premise to build a music video with. This time out, we are in the Dojo of dance. And lead singer Julie Budet (aka Yelle) is in red to contrast the with Dojo dancer in white. Was hoping for a dance showdown at some point, which didn’t happen but the video is entertaining nonetheless.

As for the tune itself, it’s rooted in a Hip Hop vibe of old. Has elements of house like the synth bassline and the keyboard chord stabs. The love on this track for me is the last minute or so of the track with that heartfelt synth lead line that drops around the 2:20 mark. Just another great track from the massive catalog of Yelle. The main line of the track is:

“Ton kimono est un pyjama” which translates to “Your kimono is a pyjama”.

YELLE – Je T’Aime Encore

This has to be my favorite song thus far of 2020. From the start this track got me and didn’t let go. Love the production and the vocal warping effect they have at the midway point. This track is so well done and the chord structure is so satisfying. Even the music video for this track is well done. I like when the hair stylist starts to get into the groove. This is the first cut from the forthcoming album due out in September 2020.