Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ma vie, ma lumiere a tout jamais, mon océan, ma mélodie

I was introduced to Julian Cely back in one of the old versions of The Digital Technique, something for which I'm very grateful. Julian is French and I think he first notably entered the music scene with "Cargo de nuit," a cover (/reworking) with Stereo Blackstarr of an '80's song by Axel Bauer. His next single--possibly his most successful, though he's never exactly set the charts alight--though, is the one I'm posting. Actually, it could very well not be his second single; I can't make out much information about him. I think he released an earlier song in Indonesia, and his actual debut album in France may have been preceded by lots of changed decisions and failed attempts to get a single with some traction out there. If anyone knows, please let me know! Tentatively, I'd say he released something outside of France, then, in France, "Lâche-Toi," "Cargo de nuit," the song I'm posting, and then "Tant que tu n'es pas là." Since his album's release, he's done some small bits of acting in a TV series and released some music in association with it, but I'm not really sure what he's doing beyond that. Probably running around fixing cars, from the looks of his promo pictures.

Pour Elle--it'd be easy to write this off as just sort of a clichéd for-the-girls song, and the title alone gives away that it is probably trying to appeal to girls, but it really is a great poppy song. It may be sappy, but, since it's in French, I can't tell, and if it is, at least it's not a sappy ballad--it'd be a sappy mid-tempo song! I really do love it, though; take a sweet melody, throw in some lovely piano, and I'll take it. It may be "just" a cute, feel-good song, but those are an art of their own.

To buy Julian Cely's debut album Julian Cely, go here (physical). I haven't purchased it yet, but it's definitely on my to-get list.

By the way, if you're thinking the above picture seems at odds with the song, that's probably because it's from the promo for the "edgier" "Cargo de nuit" (which I do really like); "Pour Elle" and the accompanying album had photos like this:


Next up: probably that Swedish group.

7 comments:

Paul said...

stop posting blogs about ridiculously good looking men and their infinitely enjoyable tunes. And by "stop posting" i mean don't ever stop. The end. Amen.

Jamie said...

I agree with Paul. Everytime I look at this blog their is yet another piece of pop tottie for me to salivate over. How utterly fabulous. Keep it up!

Alexander said...

Gorgeous! What did he do to deserve looking like that?

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Poster Girl said...

Ha ha--glad you all like! ;) I almost got carried away including pictures of him.

nico said...

I'm French... his song will never hit the charts... he looks like a boy band...

Poster Girl said...

I think you're right about the charts thing--none of his songs have done very well on the charts. Which is a shame, at least for me--they may not be for everyone, but there aren't enough singers doing songs like "Pour elle," from my perspective.