The French pop star – whose real name is Héloïse Letissier – is currently in the midst of a UK tour in support of her second studio album, ‘Chris’. In a five-star review, NME described the release as “a deft and bogglingly-intelligent record, which somehow sounds blissfully effortless too.”
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Following her theatrical show at London’s Eventim Apollo last night, Letissier headed to Radio 1 today (November 21) to take part in the station’s Live Lounge Month.
After performing her single ‘5 dollars’, the musician offered up a take on ‘Kiss It Better’ from Rihanna’s 2016 album ‘ANTI’. The electronic, synth-heavy performance quickly saw Letissier sidestep into the chorus of Kate Bush’s 1978 song, ‘Wuthering Heights’.
This year’s Live Lounge Month has also seen performances from the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Blossoms, Halsey and Hozier. Next week will welcome the return of The 1975 – who will be debuting material from their upcoming third record.
Meanwhile, Christine and the Queens performed a highly-acclaimed show at London’s Eventim Apollo last night. Reviewing the spectacle, NME said: Chris has many talents – production flair, imagination, vocal skill, physical creativity – but her most important quality is her ability to connect directly with her audience. When she sings, you feel the wound that aches. That’s the rarest thing of all; an instinctive core that’s impossible to fake.
The tour will continue with another London show this evening, ahead of dates in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin. Find any remaining tickets here and see the full schedule below.
21 – London – Eventim Apollo
23 – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
24 – Edinburgh – Usher Hall
26 – Birmingham – O2 Academy
27 – Manchester – O2 Apollo
28 – Manchester – O2 Apollo
30 – Dublin – RDS