Following their victory at Destination Eurovision, Madame Monsieur have traveled Europe sharing their message of perseverance and hope with their Eurovision 2018 track “Mercy”. From London to Tel Aviv, they’re shining a light on the migration crisis — and in one of the most beautiful ways possible.
And now the duo — which consists of husband-and-wife vocalist Émilie Satt and producer Jean-Karl Lucas — have released their debut studio album”Vu d’ici” (Seen from here).
Qu’est-ce qu’on l’a espéré ce jour !!! Notre album VU D’ICI est sorti aujourd’hui et nous sommes les plus heureux ?
— Madame Monsieur (@MadameMonsieur) April 20, 2018
“VU D’ICI” – UPLIFTING FRENCH POP
The fourteen songs that comprise the album could be seen as fourteen stories. The title “Vu d’ici” suggests true events and real-life dramas, just like the child protagonist born on a refugee boat in “Mercy”. Consequently, the album feels incredibly personal. Most of the songs were already recorded way before the song contest, allowing for clarity of thought and something authentic to the duo. Given they had finished most of the songs prior to winning the French selection, there wasn’t that much to finish in recent months. Instead they’ve used the time to tweak and fine-tune, creating a proper masterpiece. They are here to stay. They are here to slay!
Speaking to us at Israel Calling, Madame said:
“It’s a little bit like the Mercy song. It’s our words and melodies talking about what surrounds us. There’s always a little story in the big one to make things become more human.”
During their interview with us in London, Émilie said that she does most of the songwriting and Jean-Karl is responsible for the production.
The album opens with “Comme une reine”, an uptempo track spreading a message of tolerance and self-acceptance accompanied by a tropical house beat.
One of the standouts is the track “22.11.2013”. In the song, Émilie sings about a bad romance. The song takes a stripped back approach, reminding us that less is more…when you’ve got a voice like E!
The album features inspiring messages, yet sounds fresh and uplifting. They manage to keep the spirit of Mercy throughout the entire album. However, the combination of beats straight from the Tropics with French electropop creates a unique aura that doesn’t get repetitive.
What do you think about Madame Monsieur’s new album “Vu d’ici”? Which songs do you have on repeat? Tell us in the comment section below!