I’m going to try an experiment this morning, and I’d appreciate it if you, dear readers, would please let me know whether you like it. I’ll decide whether to continue this in future posts based on your responses.
I’ve long enjoyed foreign-language singers and songs, even if I don’t always understand their lyrics. Having learned French at school and as a student with Alliance Française, I listened to French folk and popular singers in my younger years. I still do so from time to time. One of them was a young lady named Marie Laforêt. Her heyday was in the 1960’s, contemporaneous with artists better known in the English-speaking world such as Francoise Hardy, with songs such as those I’m going to list below.
Let’s begin with a quiet, meditative number, “Mon village au fond de l’eau” (“My village at the bottom of the water”).
Next, here’s “Mon amour mon ami” (“My love[r], my friend”).
We continue with “Viens Viens” (“Come, come”).
Finally, here’s one of my favorites, “Julie Creve-coeur” (“Julie Heartbreak” or “Julie heart-broken”).
Lovely songs by a lovely singer, rendered in a lovely voice.
If you liked this morning’s choices, please let me know in Comments. If you’d prefer not to hear foreign songs, but stick with English or instrumental pieces, please let me know that, too. Thanks!