News

Dec 05, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) released her sophomore album, Chris, back in September via Because Music. Now she has done a session for Spotify where she covers Sade's 1992 classic "No Ordinary Love." She also performed Chris' "The Walker."  More

Oct 31, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) released her sophomore album, Chris, last month via Because Music. Last night she stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's "Comme Si." As is usually the case, she was backed by her regular team of dancers with a choreographed performance as if from a classic musical or Michael Jackson video. More

Joint Albums of the Week: Beak>, Frontperson, and Richard Reed Parry

We Had to Give It to All Three to Stop a Fight

Sep 21, 2018

We were in a quandary about this week's Album of the Week. There were a multitude of solid choices and we were racked with indecision. We narrowed it down to six choices: the new albums by Beak>Christine and the QueensFrontpersonRichard Reed ParrySuede, and VillagersMore

Christine and the Queens – Stream the New Album

Chris Out Now via Because Music

Sep 21, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) released her sophomore albumChris, today via Because Music. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Christine and the Queens' upcoming tour dates. More

Christine and the Queens Shares Video for New Song “La Marcheuse”

Chris Due Out This Friday via Because Music

Sep 18, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) is releasing her sophomore albumChris, this Friday (September 21) via Because Music. Now she has shared another new song from the album, "La Marcheuse," via a video for the song. "La Marcheuse" is from the French version of the album (the English version of the song is "The Walker," but there's no video for that version).  More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

11 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Richard Reed Parry, Low, Kurt Vile, Suede, and More

Plus Cat Power, Wild Nothing, Still Corners, Mitski, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 17, 2018

We took a break from Songs of the Week last week due to a little vacation by our publishers. So this week we are compiling the best songs of the last two weeks. Hence we couldn't contain the list to our usual Top 10, although we didn't do too badly, only expanding to a Top 11 and a few more honorable mentions than usual.  More

Christine and the Queens Shares Video for New Song “5 Dollars”

Chris Due Out September 21 via Because Music

Aug 16, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier and her amazing dancers) is releasing her sophomore album, Chris, on September 21 via Because Music. Now she has shared another new song from the album, "5 Dollars," via a video for the song. Colin Solal Cardo directed the video, which features Letissier take a shower and slowly get dressed in a suit. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

Jul 13, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier and her amazing dancers) is releasing her sophomore album, Chris, on September 21 via Because Music. Now she has shared a remix EP for the album's lead single, "Girlfriend" (which features Dâm-Funk). It includes a funky seven-and-a-half-minute remix of the song by Dâm-Funk. More

Jul 10, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier and her amazing dancers) is releasing her sophomore albumChris, on September 21 via Because Music. Now she has stopped by the BBC Live Lounge to do a session where she covers Maroon 5's "What Lovers Do," as well as performing her recent single "Girlfriend."  More

Jul 05, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier and her amazing dancers) has announced her sophomore album, Chris, and shared a video for a new song, "Doesn't Matter," as well as a video for a French version of the song, "Doesn't Matter (voleur de soleil)." More

Jun 13, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier and her amazing dancers) recently shared a new song, "Girlfriend" (which features Dâm-Funk). Last night they also performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. They were backed by house band The Roots, as well as Dâm-Funk.  More

Watch Kamasi Washington, Christine and the Queens, James, and St. Vincent Perform on “Jools Holland”

James Performed Two Songs on the Show, Including Classic "Sit Down" (Plus Daniel Blumberg Performed)

Jun 05, 2018

Tonight's BBC music show Later... with Jools Holland featured several memorable music performances. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington performed "Fists of Fury." Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) performed her current single "Girlfriend," complete with choreography and backing dancers.  More

Christine and the Queens Share Video for “Girlfriend” (Feat. Dâm-Funk)

There's Also a Video for the French Version, "Damn, dis-moi"

May 24, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) recently shared a new song, "Girlfriend" (which features Dâm-Funk), as well as a French version of the song, titled "Damn, dis-moi." It was one of our Songs of the Week. Now "Girlfriend" has a video. Jordan Bahat directed the video from a concept by Letissier. More

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

May 17, 2018

Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) made waves in their native France with their 2014 debut album, Chaleur humaine. A more English language version of the album, simply titled Christine and the Queens, was released in America (and other English speaking countries) in 2015 via Because Music.  More

May 31, 2016

HAIM recently covered Prince's classic "I Would Die 4 U" (from the late icon's 1984 album Purple Rain) at their tour opening show at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. They did it again this past weekend at the Boston Calling festival, but this time they brought up France's Christine and the Queens on the stage to do a dance routine behind them.  More


Interviews

Nov 28, 2018

When Héloïse Letissier emerged on the international stage as Christine and the Queens, via a spell-binding dance routine to her breakthrough single "Titled," she  appeared like a pop-star from a bygone-era. Quiet, bookish, and altogether unassuming, the French singer was the sort of artist you could walk past every day and never recognize. The demure persona was not an accident. More


Reviews

Chris

Chris

Because Music

Oct 03, 2018

After her surprise breakthrough in 2016, Chaleur Humaine, Christine and the Queens auteur Héloïse Letissier witnessed for herself the inner workings of the music industry and suffice to say she didn't like everything that she saw. More