I know I’m in the minority when I say that I rooted and voted for Sébastien Tellier’s song “Divine” back in 2008. So I was very excited to find out that he is about to drop a new album, “Confection”, and that he just released the first single, “L’amour naissant”, with a simple yet haunting video.
The black-and-white video (which apparently is all the rage today – and yes, I’m looking at you, Tooji) features French actress Anna Mouglalis and model Clément Chabernaud and was directed by legendary fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, who has also directed videos for artists like Madonna, Sting, and Björk. “L’amour naissant” cleverly depicts love as an illusion: two soul mates run towards one another, get tauntingly close, yet never close enough to touch. The fact that the man is dressed as a priest adds a mysterious dimension to the video. It’s definitely food for thought – and eye candy as well, I might add. All of it is tempered by the washed-out but appropriate look of Sébastien Tellier himself, who plays God and “directs” the two lovers to move closer but ultimately apart from one another. How brilliant is that?
Tellier’s seventh album, “Confection”, will be released on 14 October in France and November 8th internationally.
Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision.