Dita Von Teese has launched a music career, teasing her debut album by releasing new single ‘Rendez-vous’. Scroll below to listen.
The American burlesque dancer and modern icon will release her self-titled debut in February 2018 via Record Makers. The album was produced by French music icon Sebastien Tellier, who approached Von Teese directly about the project.
“When I saw Dita dance to a piece of music I had written for her, I had a feeling that her physical presence and her personality were a perfect fit with my music and I started to compose only for her,” Tellier says. “When you think that you’ve finally pierced Dita’s mystery, she turns out to be more than ever, a creature of dreams, totally out of reach.”
Von Teese herself adds: “I’m not a professional singer. In fact, I’m quite uneasy about recording my voice. But I do enjoy the thrill of doing things that are outside of my comfort zone. When I performed for the first time at the Crazy Horse in Paris, I invited Sebastien because I was such a fan, not daring to imagine that someday he would compose an entire album for me.”
‘Rendez-vous’ was written by Tellier’s wife, Dean de La Richardière, who says it’s “about a woman taking control of her freedom, and of her hunger for pleasure”.
It’s not the first time Von Teese has recorded music, having previously worked with ex-husband Marilyn Manson, as well as Die Antwoord and Monarchy.