Ahead of her eagerly-awaited visit to Edinburgh this year, French pop sensation Christine and the Queens has returned with new single Girlfriend – and you can listen to it right here.
The Nantes-born singer-songwriter – real name Heloise Letissier – makes good on her earlier promise of “sweaty, tougher” material, and Girlfriend comes in two different versions, in English and in French.
It’s the follow up to her 2015 self-titled album, Chaleur Humaine, which featured hits like Tilted and Saint Claude.
The album – already more than seven-times platinum in France before its release in the UK – climbed into the Top 10 on the back of her incendiary performances on The Graham Norton Show and at Glastonbury Festival.
“I initially set out to smash against macho culture and macho men,” says Letissier. “I became obsessed with this idea of the macho man, and still being a woman. What does it mean if I’m this figure, and I’m a woman? Does it make me an aberration? Is it joyful?”
Take a listen to both versions of Girlfriend below:
Christine and the Queens tour dates
17 November – BOURNEMOUTH – BIC
20 November – LONDON – EVENTIM APOLLO – SOLD OUT
21 November – LONDON – EVENTIM APOLLO
23 November – GLASGOW – ROYAL CONCERT HALL
24 November – EDINBURGH – USHER HALL
26 November – BIRMINGHAM – O2 ACADEMY
27 November – MANCHESTER – O2 APOLLO
30 November – DUBLIN – RDS