ABBA fans thrilled with comeback album after decades
14 September 2021 | 12:40 pm
Fans of ABBA in Stockholm outside a museum dedicated to the group say they are thrilled after the Swedish superstars announced a musical comeback with a new album and a London show featuring their performances captured by digital avatars.
For more than a decade, Tana Quartet has been pushing boundaries and reinventing the link between the past and the future over a dozen albums. Well regarded in the world of contemporary music, the French string quartet has worked with composers from around the world and performed in prestigious venues such as the Paris Philharmonic and the Villa Medici in Rome. The trailblazing pioneers are now releasing a new album of music by American composer Philip Glass. Viola player Julie Michael tells FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about collaborating with the famous contemporary composer and bringing classical music to a wider audience.
Creeping up on London's indie scene in recent years, Nilüfer Yanya has been hailed as a breath of fresh air; her début album "Miss Universe" impressed critics in 2019 and cemented her reputation as a rising star. Her sophomore album, "Painless", was written and recorded while juggling pandemic-related lockdowns. Nilüfer tells us how she managed to stay inspired while creating that second record and we talk about how London's melting pot leaves its mark on artistic output from the UK capital.
Known for kaleidoscopic synth-pop - or what they call "experimental sludge pop" - the duo behind Let’s Eat Grandma met when they were small children and have been making music together since their early teens. After two critically acclaimed albums, Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth are set to drop a new LP in April. They tell France 24’s Florence Villeminot about “Two Ribbons”: an album about the gradual dissolution of a friendship, as well as grief and loss in general. We also look at new releases for British independent rock band Alt-J and Welsh musician and producer Cate Le Bon.
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Nigerian singer Adekunle Gold speaks to Eve Jackson about his new album, "Catch Me If You Can”, which showcases the Black experience across music, art and style. They also talk about his 2015 release "Sade", a love song sampling One Direction's "Story of My Life", which propelled his career to the next level, as well as his hit song "High" with Afropop star Davido and the importance of singing in his native Yoruba.
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Bastien Picot aka Aurus hails from Reunion Island and is currently touring his album "Chimera" around mainland France. He stopped by the FRANCE 24 studios to tell us about his blend of traditional sounds with sexy electro pop, while showing off his incredible look. We also check out new releases by Fontaines DC, Pheelz and Miss Kittin & The Hacker.
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