Any French artists you suggest? I want to broaden my music library. :)
Some suggestions: Gregory Lemarchal, Shy'm, Louane, Stromae, Isabelle Boulay, Jean Jaques Goldman, Les Enfoirés, Calogero. Tell us if you have a favourite type of music, maybe we can find some more. ;)
Hmmm Indie or Chill Electronic (i don't know if that's what you would call it haha?) but seriously, I'm open to any music anyone suggests to me! Thank you :)
La Javanaise by Serge Gainsbourg is my favorite song of all time and so much fun to sing.
Well, I found out this playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF2D6D16DC6F09495) on youtube. I have been listening this playlist since last monday, and I have to admit that there are great singers and bands in this playlist.
I'm trying to broaden my selection of music as well, and I have a list of things I've seen mentioned on Tumblr or Youtube, most of which I haven't actually listened to, yet. Some of the French musicians I've seen discussed include: Stromae (who I know is Belgian, so I hope you mean francophone, rather than exclusively French; some more people on this list are bound to be from other countries too...); Indila; Yelle; Edith Piaf; Jacque Brel; Natasha St-Pier; Mickaël Miro; Joyce Jonathan; Camille; and Clementine.
Again, I haven't listened to most of these artists but I particularly enjoy Stromae's song Carmen.
There is also Celine Dion, who is famous for singing in both English and French (she's Canadian).
I know that you can easily find lyric videos and translations for Stromae's stuff, because he's so popular, and that he's pop music-y so it's got repetitive bits that should make it easier to learn.
I imagine that Celine Dion translations would be similarly easy to find. But she's more of a ballad singer, at least in English, so the lyrics are less likely to get stuck in your head, I think.
No problem :)
Like in every languages there's a lot of different kind of music, what are your favorite artists? so I can tell you similar French artists. I like to tell my foreign friend to listen to "l'amour à la française" des fatals picards, though that's not good for the language because they make mistakes on purpose to speak like tourists in Paris.
I'm really open to anything, so it can be whatever! And i'll keep that in mind haha...seems interesting actually!
Jean-Jaques Goldman ♥, Johnny Hallyday, Claude François, Florent Pagny, Patrick Bruel, Pascal Obispo, M. Pokora, Christophe Maé, Black M, Soprano, Maitre Gims, Emmanuel Moire, Kendji Girac.
I stumbled on a sweet song title "Sans Toi" by composer Sarah Natasha Warne. I can't find the lyrics anywhere. Although I've turned this into an opportunity to reach a new goal. As I become more proficient in the language I'll try to decipher the lyrics myself.
Anyone interested in Quebecois folk and traditional music should check out La Bottine Souriante, Genticorum, and Le Vent du Nord. Lots of youtube videos out there. The Quebecois have a rich tradition of call and response songs.
Check out the chanteuse francais ROSE, a.k.a. Keren Meloul from Nice, France. She has many videos on Youtube. Also Joyce Jonathon, very good and very French. Mireille Mathieu has many good French songs. She does a good Blue Bayou in French. Also a good version of La Marseillaise.
Rap : - Orelsan ( one of my fav') - Lomepal ( one of my fav' too) - Melan -Roméo Elvis - Columbine - Bigflo&Oli + Stupeflip ( it's not really rap music, I don't know how I can qualified that musical genre, but it's really cool -quite weird at the beginning but really cool-)
Alternative rock : Saez ( amazing texts, quite sad and depressed but really beautiful)
After, for pop music, I can't help you, I don't like a lot french pop music...
The closest band to Rammstein I know would be Shaka Ponk but they sing in English.
Ok I have just watched a video about French metal and here are some bands they recommand. Not sure what they're worth: Gojira, Mass Hysteria, Lofofora, Eths...
Just for the purpose of new music, there's a band called Beirut that has a lot of different sounds (Eastern European, Mexican) but one of their albums, The Flying Club Cup, is heavily inspired by France and its cities. Although the lyrics are in English the titles are mostly French and the sound is very French. The band also has a few covers of songs in French, one in Portuguese, and another in very muddled Turkish. Great band for an intro to world music through an American's eyes.
Depends on what you like, I've fallen for French hiphop myself, and a few great artists include 1995, Maitre Gims, Sexion D'assaut and Orelsan. No list of French music shouldn't include Stormae and the legendary cabaret singer Edith Piaf. If you (or anyone else) wants my playlists on Spotify or something, just drop me a reply. #edit I forgot MIKA, he has several great French songs as well as his English ones (relax take it easy)