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

Chris Due Out September 21 via Because Music

Aug 16, 2018
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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. Check out the video below, followed by Christine and the Queens' upcoming tour dates.

Letissier had this to say about "5 Dollars" in a press release: "The song is so tender, so disheveled. It's dealing with some kind of love - the kind you can buy. It's a literal interpretation. A note for a shag - how surprisingly soothing this can be! The power ratio runs clear, like water in your hands; it becomes a pure gesture of love, of ultimate consent."

A press release describes the video as "American Gigolo with a twist" and says that "Christine investigates and takes on the role of the outcast, those who exist on the invisible margins, and is seen getting ready, though for what and for whom is left unsaid." Letissier adds: "The closet is segmented into two racks - suits and bondage. From there, I wouldn't advise to conclude anything too drastic, since you're glaring yourself, in an obscene fashion - voyeur. The hustler is also someone that allows you to project onto him or her, before disappearing to leave you alone with your phantasmes."

Back in May Christine and the Queens shared a new song, "Girlfriend" (which features Dâm-Funk), as well as a French version of the song, titled "Damn, dis-moi." She got a lot of mileage out of that song. It was one of our Songs of the Week, there was also a video for the song, she performed the song on Later... with Jools Holland, and also performed it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (with The Roots and Dâm-Funk). Then she 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)." There will be both English language and French language versions of the album, with the French one having an extra track.

She also stopped by the BBC Live Lounge to do a session where she covered Maroon 5's "What Lovers Do," as well as performing "Girlfriend." In July she shared a remix EP for "Girlfriend" (the funky seven-and-a-half-minute remix of the song by Dâm-Funk was one of our Songs of the Week).

Christine and the Queens made waves in her native France with her 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.

In a previous press release Letissier compared her first and second albums: "Chaleur Humaine was about teenage years, most of it. Loneliness, really true feelings, and there is a softness in the way I wrote as well, because I was properly introducing myself." With Chris, she says "it gets to be a bit more exhilarating, because I get to say, 'Okay, I've been introduced now.' I get to be more confident, and it matches what happened in my life as a woman."

Letissier added: "The second album could have been me finding a fancy producer in LA and doing the pop shit, but actually, no. I wanted to make it even more personal, if it's possible." 

Christine and the Queens Tour Dates:

Thu 10.11 - LUXEMBOURG - ROCKHAL
Fri 10.12 - BRUXELLES - FOREST NATIONAL
Sat 10.13 - AMSTERDAM - AFAS LIVE
Mon 10.15 - BERLIN - COLUMBIAHALLE
Wed 10.17 - STOCKHOLM - NOBELBERGET
Tue 10.23 - SEATTLE -  THE SHOWBOX
Fri 10.26 - OAKLAND - FOX THEATER
Sat 10.27 - LOS ANGELES - THE WILTERN
Wed 10.31 - NEW YORK - BROOKLYN STEEL - SOLD OUT
Thu 11.01 - NEW YORK - BROOKLYN STEEL - SOLD OUT
Fri 11.02 - PHILADELPHIA - UNION TRANSFER
Sun 11.04 - WASHINGTON - 9:30 CLUB
Mon 11.05 - TORONTO - THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
Tue 11.06 - MONTREAL - PLACE BELL
Sat 11.17 - BOURNEMOUTH - BIC
Tue 11.20 - LONDON - EVENTIM APOLLO - SOLD OUT
Wed 11.21 - LONDON - EVENTIM APOLLO - SOLD OUT
Fri 11.23 - GLASGOW - ROYAL CONCERT HALL
Sat 11.24 - EDINBURGH - USHER HALL
Mon 11.26 - BIRMINGHAM - O2 ACADEMY
Tue 11.27 - MANCHESTER - O2 APOLLO - SOLD OUT
Wed 11.28 - MANCHESTER - O2 APOLLO
Fri 11.30 - DUBLIN - RDS
Tue 12.04 - NANTES - ZENITH
Wed 12.05 - BORDEAUX - METROPOLE ARENA
Thu 12.06 - MONTPELLIER - ZENITH SUD
Tue 12.11 - GENEVE - ARENA
Wed 12.12 - STRASBOURG - ZENITH
Fri 12.14 - LYON - HALLE TONY GARNIER
Sat 12.15 - TOULOUSE - ZENITH
Tue 12.18 - PARIS - ACCORHOTELS ARENA - SOLD OUT
Wed 12.19 - PARIS - ACCORHOTELS ARENA

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