'We need to bring back some high ambition'

Christine And The Queens‘ Héloïse Letissier has spoken out against the rise of Donald Trump, Le Pen and the far right – saying that the world has suffered a ‘fall from grace’.

The ‘Tilted’ star appears on the cover of this week’s NME. During the interview, the conversation turned to talk of Brexit, Donald Trump and the impending French presidential election, which Letissier expects Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right, anti-EU National Front, to win.

“I’m not even worried about it,” she told NME. “I know it’s going to happen anyway. It’s terrible, but we don’t have any good alternative. The right wing is depressing, but even more depressing is the lack of direction or dynamic from the left wing.”

Letissier added: “It seems like everyone is watching everything fall apart like, ‘Meh.’ There’s a lack of ambition in politics in terms of what we expect from the government, what it means to have a state. There’s been a delinquency, a fall from grace. We need to bring back some high ambition.”

Christine & The Queens on the cover of NME

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Christine & The Queens recently completed her UK tour – which culminated with a show at London’s Brixton Academy, where she paid tribute to drag icon RuPaul.

On 25 November, Christine & The Queens’ reissues her breakthrough album ‘Chaleur Humaine’ with six bonus tracks, and a live DVD of her concert filmed at the Zenith in Paris.

This week’s NME also features Wolf Alice, Metallica, Novelist, Irvine Welsh, Alicia Keys, Sleigh Bells, Sad13, Emeli Sandé, Craig Roberts, Stevie Parker, Professor Brian Cox. Find out where to get your free copy of NME here.

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