Christine and the Queens – aka Heloise Letissier – is she’s making good progress well with her second album – saying that it will be “sweaty, more sexual and tougher”.
The Nantes-born pop sensation attended this week’s NME Awards, where she won Best International Female and Best Track for Tilted, after which told the music magazine that she is “working quite heavily and plotting” her eagerly-awaited second album.
“This one was a debut album for me, so it feels just like an introduction,” she told NME. “Now we can dive deeper. I’ve been writing since it was out, so I do have many songs now and I have to choose.
“It’s not really difficult, though because I know where I want to make Christine go,” she added. I know where she’s going to be, who she’s going to be, who she’s going to be in love with and what she will be angry for.”
Asked about the sound of her next record, Letissier said: “I can’t really tell much, because then that would spoil the fun – but it will definitely be more sweaty and tougher.
“Maybe more high-tempo, but still really sad because I’m just me and I’m just sad deep down, but I’ll be properly able to dance on it all the time.”
Christine and the Queens have enjoyed a massive breakthrough year in the UK in 2016, with hits including Titled and Saint Claude, taken from debut album Chaleur Humaine.
The record – already more than seven-times platinum in France before its release in the UK in February – climbed into the Top 10 on the back of her incendiary performances on The Graham Norton Show and at Glastonbury Festival.
Last year, Christine and the Queens were AAA Hottest Record of the Week with the utterly infectious Titled (here it below).