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Christine and the Queens unleashes surprise new EP and short film, La vita nuova

Featuring an astonishing collaboration with Caroline Polachek.

February 27, 2020
Christine and the Queens unleashes surprise new EP and short film, <i>La vita nuova</i> Camille Vivier

Across her first two albums, Christine and the Queens (the project of French artist Heloïse Letissier) has established herself as a genuine pop virtuoso, equally adept at building immaculate hooks as well as the experience surrounding them. Today, she's going three-for-three by unleashing a new surprise EP, La vita nuova, a project comprised of six of her most unguarded tracks to date yet — including the recently released "People, I've been sad." The title track, a confetti cannon of carnal thrills, features guest vocals from Caroline Polachek.

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As with each Christine and the Queens release thus far, La vita nuova is a fully-realized project, conceptually. But this time around, she's offering a companion short film with the release. The Colin Solal Cardo-directed film, shot entirely in the Palais Garnier, leans into the building's theatrical opulence and suggests a vampiric underbelly.

Watch and hear La vita nuova in its entirety below, ahead of its physical release on April 10 via Because Music.

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Christine and the Queens unleashes surprise new EP and short film, La vita nuova