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Parisian Electro-Pop Artist Claude Violante Returns With Dizzying ‘Road Race’ EP

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“We can all drive cars, even if they are very fast.”

Parisian electro-pop artist Claude Violante — née Camille Petitjean — first arrived stateside via 2015’s striking Your Heart Is Weak EP, released in partnership with Atlas Chair, JD Samson (of Le Tigre)’s imprint, and featuring the standout night-terror fantasy “I Kill By Night.” The shimmering set introduced Violante as the next in a rising crop of French artists to hit the global arena, following the likes of Yelle, Justice, and Christine and the Queens. 

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Recording the bulk of the set at her own home studio, Claude relied on her personal collection of synths — from Elektron machines (“Octatrack, Analog Rytm and Analog Keys”) to her Korg Ms20 and “old school samplers.” When she had a mostly-finished mix, she brought the tunes to her pal Bastien D, a member of ultra-cool Parisian outfit TOYS, to help edit and finalize them. “I didn’t have much time and energy, since I had just released a mixtape (‘Radio Violante‘)” she recalls. “I had to look for spontaneous ways of creating sounds. The result is very interesting, a little bit different than what I used to do, which I like a lot, and it made us proud!”

Below, Claude offers up a track-by-track guide on the meaning and inspiration behind the new set.

01. Do That Thing

“This track made me think the most about racing cars because it’s about running after someone you desire; the kind of desire that hurts and wants to be fulfilled badly. I see images of two people in different cars, one is trying to catch up to the other and the other is still not sure but ready to be convinced. It’s kind of about begging someone, in fact.”

02. U’re The Man

“This one is about being a female pilot in a man’s world. It’s about asking if all the common things we do or the things we let happen without thinking about them in our everyday life are not to our disadvantage as women. It’s about wondering if it is normal for women to earn less money and be listened to less than men. Why are we led to believe that we are worthless? For things to change we don’t only need women; I think men have a great role to play. They can’t just stand there like nothing’s wrong. That’s the statement of the song.”

03. Like That

“This song is about the difficulty of being a couple. It’s about loving someone and sharing things but also wanting to be free but not really. It’s about going through difficult moments, doubting and relying on the other, asking if the other one is going to share the weight of the problems ahead. I see troubled waters and stormy weather.”

04. Control

“This is the most melancholic song on the EP. It’s about how people deal with other people’s differences. In France we had a very divisive social war when a proposition from the President was made to authorize same sex marriage. It really uncovered some atrocious ideas that a lot of people had kept to themselves prior to the debate. Many people came out as homophobic, retrograde and absurd. I was very shocked and surprised to see such a large amount of people willing to reduce all the efforts and progress made during the last few decades to nothing. I took it personally and many people I know also felt it was a huge betrayal from our own country. The song was written as an homage to the “gay pioneers” that didn’t give a f–k about other people’s opinions and made the life we have today easier by fighting or simply living their lives. I imagine it is what some people in America must have felt when they realized how many of their fellow Americans had voted for President Trump.”

For more Claude Violante, head here, and grab her new Road Race EP, out March 17 via Panenka Music.

This article originally appeared on: Billboard

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New Pop Sensation Phil Crown Shares Action-Packed Love Story In New Video, “Pick Up The Phone”

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With his new single making a lot of noise right now while breaking into the pop charts. Newfound Bay Area heartthrob Phil Crown hops a flight to Japan to save the love he loves in the full-length visual titled, “Pick Up The Phone”.

In the Damien Sandoval-directed six-minute full-length feature, Phil Crown stars as the drug dealer in love with his suppliers. Love affair exposed, things get deadly dangerous for the singer and his love interest. Ready to fight for his love, great vocals isn’t the only thing the Oakland-native can do in this action-packed video. Filmed in Japan, the video includes Tokyo Drift-inspired car chase, Yakuza fight scenes, and more. A great promotional material in the campaign of his forthcoming release EP, Desert Son. “Pick Up the Phone” was produced Hiroki Sekiguchi & Taka Arakawa.

The video was made in Loving Memory of Barron Machat.

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Hear Phil Crown Debut Single, “Pick Up The Phone”, It’s Hot!

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Pop artist on the rise Phil Crown isn’t necessarily a new face to the music scene; currently residing in Oakland, California, he has been producing behind the scenes for many notable artists over the last few years. Now, Phil is stepping into the spotlight and releasing his debut EP next month; he just dropped the first single off the upcoming ‘Desert Son’ EP, “Pick Up The Phone.”

“Pick Up The Phone” is a dance-infused pop song that captures the struggle a girl has when she’s feeling stuck in a moment of her life, not going anywhere.

Phil Crown explains the lyrics, “Pick Up The Phone is a metaphor to tell her to start making something of herself. Like a wake up call, ‘tell me how you want it’ and I can give it to you, as soon as you’re ready to listen.”

The first track off his debut album is a release in collaboration with Machat Records in association with Hippos and Tanks.

Press play on “Pick Up The Phone” below, courtesy of SoundCloud.

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Get Into The Holiday Spirit With New Sarah Anne Flansburg, “Christmas Favorites”

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“Christmas Favorites” is a new Christmas song by recording artist, Sarah Anne Flansburg.

Her rich voice and artistry make this song a cozy one to listen to. We’ll be wrapping presents to this one!

You can learn more about Sarah on her website. Buy on iTunes today!

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