Christine And The Queens has explained why she had to be “Chris” on her new album.
The French musician announced details of her upcoming second record, ‘Chris’, earlier today (July 5).
In recent imagery on her social media accounts, the star has shown her stage name with the “-tine And The Queens” part struck out. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, she explained why she did that and adopted the name Chris. “I have the weirdest and the most beautiful job in the world, where I can get to choose and decide who I want to become and how far I want to go and where I want to go,” she said.
“And it had to be Chris at some point because I was bolder and stronger and had more muscle,” she continued. “At the same time, it’s me announcing to myself that I’m about to become that… It’s very much you allowing yourself to be even more, you know. This is why, to me, it didn’t seem like a stunt or anything.”
She added it was “so natural” for her to “shed the rest of the stage name and to cut my hair.” “I had to make it visible and really blatant for people that something changed in me, and I was actually getting stronger,” she said.
‘Chris’ is set to be released on September 21 via Because Music. Two tracks have now been released from the record – the Dâm-Funk-featuring ‘Girlfriend‘ and new single ‘Doesn’t Matter’. The tracklist for the English language version of the album is below.
‘Girlfriend’ (feat. Dâm-Funk)
‘Damn (What Must A Woman Do)’
‘Feel So Good’
‘Make Some Sense’