Music show: Powerful solo debut from Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth
21 June 2020 | 7:00 am
Camille Berthomier, better known by her stage name Jehnny Beth, has made a name for herself leading the critically acclaimed, all-female British punk band Savages and now she's going solo. Her powerful debut album "To Love Is to Live" was released on June 12. FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot checked in with her to talk about the record, which features raw honesty and chaotic sounds. Also, we look at new releases from American folk hero Bob Dylan, plus John Legend and Nicki Minaj.
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