With the summer heat rising, and the annual avalanche of feel-good summer bops already upon us, one couldn’t fault Madame Monsieur for wanting to create music with a lighter, feel-good focus.

But with their latest release “Comme une reine” (Like A Queen) — the second single from their album Vu d’ici (Seen from Here) — the electro-pop duo  continue to tackle pressing topics.

Following on the heels of “Mercy” — and its focus on immigration and the plight of refugees seeking a better life in a new land — “Madame” Emilie Satt and “Monsieur” Jean-Karl Lucas draw fire from the #MeToo movement. “Comme Une Reine” echoes the chants of female empowerment, body image acceptance, owning your uniqueness and loving yourself. This all about wearing your crown.

The music starts out slow and methodical, creating the same cool vibe that draws you in on their other tracks. Emilie’s smooth vocals lend confidence – but quickly, synth beats and finger snaps imbue the music with a more optimistic tone. Purity shines through the production, putting the song’s message centre stage.

The glare that hurts is more violent than bullets
But look, it’s you who aims and it’s not normal
Disappointment is such between you and yourself
I wish you realized that you wear a tiara

 

Reflecting these themes, and appreciating the love of their fans in the process, Madame Monsieur recently asked their followers to film clips of themselves dancing to the song.

They’ve now put together a compilation video that features people of all ages, races and body types dancing their hearts out to the new single, and reflecting what makes each of us unique.

Supporting SOS Mediterranée

Madame Monsieur finished in 13th place in the Grand Final in Lisbon.

They charmed with their magnetic personalities and monochromatic style, and stirred our souls with their song “Mercy” — inspired by the real-life story of a child born on board L’Aquarius, an SOS Mediterranée rescue boat that saves the lives of migrants making the treacherous journey from North Africa to Europe.

Emilie and Jean-Karl have not forgotten the importance of “Mercy” or the significant issues it brought to light about migrant welfare and Europe’s attitude toward people in need.  They recently filmed a short public service announcement for SOS Mediterranée and their #Aquarius movement.

The ship has been the centre of a storm recently, following the news that both Malta and Italy turned the ship away. It eventually docked in Spain.

What do you think of Madame Monsieur’s new song? Do you love how they weave social narratives through their music? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

Comme Une Reine lyrics — Madame Monsieur

To not see your curves, your eyes are lowered
The mirror could break you into thousands of pieces
Scattered bits of you would blame the low esteem
Who saves your skin when the heart is big

The glare that hurts is more violent than bullets
But look, it’s you who aims and it’s not normal
Disappointment is such between you and yourself
I wish you realized that you wear a tiara

You have nothing to hide from your body and your shapes
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain
Babe, it’s time to reconcile
Your difference and your beauty

You will lead the dance
You will finally say to yourself: “I love you”
You only have one existence
You only have one chance
Behave like a queen

Like, like a queen

It’s not hate it’s art, it’s the art of cheating
When you say that your femininity is just good to fuck
The plane of the shadow, the girl with the pounds of too much
We call in the late evening a little too watered

You swallow your tears but the vase will overflow
Someone would have to break it to free you
Disappointment is such between you and yourself
I wish you realized that you wear a tiara

You do not have to change, to wear the uniform
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain
Babe, it’s time to reconcile
Your difference and your beauty

You will lead the dance
You will love you as I love you
You only have one existence
You only have one chance
Behave like a queen

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CyxCy

We are millions of hearts, and you are alone with your hate

Josh Kennon
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Josh Kennon

J’adore @MadameMonsieur ! Also thanks to @wiwibloggs and @willyleeadams for giving me the opportunity to write this, it was so much fun (and all credit to William for the editing help making my writing more clear in places — it’s been AWHILE y’all!)

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That woman has evil eyes

Mimi
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oh we love a bop with an empowering message!

Tom
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Great song

William Lee Adams
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Love it.

NickC
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I love it too. They rock.