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Christine and the Queens Shares Self-Directed Video for New Song “Tears can be so soft”

PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE Due Out June 9 via Because; It Features Madonna on Three Songs

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Christine and the Queens is releasing a new album, PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE, on June 9 via Because. Now the artist has shared the album’s third single, “Tears can be so soft,” via a self-directed music video. It was filmed in Los Angeles. Watch it below, followed by Christine and the Queens’ upcoming tour dates.

Christine and the Queens is the project of Héloïse Letissier (who just goes by Chris).

Chris had this to say about about the new song in a press release: “‘Tears can be so soft’ was born out of the marriage of a Marvin Gaye sample that caught my attention, this intoxicating, elegant, almost poised in its melancholy string arrangement.”

Chris says the intention was to produce a sound that would create “this deep sense of almost womb-like, hypnotic space where the voice could soar in its loneliness,” an “interplay between the suffering that motivates tears and the gentle healing effect they can have.”

Previously Chistine and the Queens shared the album’s first single, “To be honest,” via a self-directed music video. Then its second single, “True love” (feat. 070 Shake), was shared. “True Love” was one of our Songs of the Week.

PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE features Madonna on three songs. It follows Redcar les adorables étoiles, which came out last November via Because under the alias Redcar. The last album released simply under the name Christine and the Queens was 2018’s Chris.

Christine and the Queens co-produced the new album with Mike Dean.

Chris had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “This new record is the second part of an operatic gesture that also encompassed 2022’s Redcar les adorables étoiles. Taking inspiration from the glorious dramaturgy of Tony Kushner’s iconic play, Angels in America, Redcar felt colourful and absurd like Prior sent to his insane dream-space. The follow-up PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE is a key towards heart-opening transformation, a prayer towards the self—the one that breathes through all the loves it is made of. Prior’s real agony in Angels in America is a deep, painful becoming, a shedding of all waters and memories, that then allows angels to immerse deep too, and offer back profound, narrative-altering love—a rest in true love.”

Read our 2018 interview with Christine and the Queens on Chris.

Christine and the Queens Tour Dates:

5/19 - São Paulo, Brazil @ C6 Fest, Ibirapuera Park
5/28 - Saint-Brieuc, France @ Art Rock
6/02 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Barcelona
6/06 - Lyon, FR @ Nuits de Fourvière
6/09 - Madrid, Spain @ Primavera Madrid
6/11 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
6/17-18 - London, UK @ Meltdown Festival
6/24 - Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
6/28 - Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
6/30 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
7/02 - Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter Festival
7/05 - Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7/06 - Luxembourg @ Neumünster Abbey
7/08 - Montreal, CA @ Montreal Jazz Festival
7/11 - Québec, CA @ Festival d’Été de Québec
8/05 - Cornbury Park, UK @ Wilderness Festival
8/11 - Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
8/13 - Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
8/18 - Charleville-Mézières, FR @ Cabaret Vert
8/25 - Paris, France @ Rock en Seine
8/27 - Torino, IT @ Todays Festival
9/6 - Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
9/7 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
9/8 - Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
9/10 - Dublin, IE @ 3Olympia Theatre
9/12 - Bruxelles, BE @ Cirque Royal
9/13 - Zurich, CH @ Unique Moments Landesmuseum
9/14 - Berlin, DE @ Verti Music Hall
9/16 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
9/17 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
11/17 - Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
11/20 - Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
11/21 - Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
11/23 - Marseille, FR @ Le Silo
11/25 - Lille, FR @ L’Aeronef

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