À bouche que veux-tu
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Brigitte – who are neither a woman nor always called Brigitte in real life – bring us their second album: 'À bouche que veux-tu' (Mouth of Plenty).
Here, Aurélie Saada and Sylvie Hoarau play pepper-red-lipped twins, double-(em)bodying a multilayered woman who wears her incongruities with pride. Today's Brigitte is as much a project Barbarella with a boxer's body as she is a sleek cat delighted to be held captive by a dazzling lover.
After introducing us to their unique, unclassifiable style (its influences gleaned from a hundred places) on 2011's 'Et vous, tu m'aimes?' (Mister, Do You Love Me?) – an album that sold more than 200,000 copies and described the repair of a wounded heart – Aurélie and Sylvie now set out to explore all those elements that drive an independent woman.
The lavish arrangements gleam with a profusion of brass and strings, paying tribute to the divas of the 70s. Percussion flashes like disco strobes. Sighs are underlined by long lines of extravagant violins. Delicious Rhodes piano anoints a masterly bastard, while African orchestrations enhance submission to incandescent desire.
There are synths, too, because Brigitte is also an ordinary guy – except that she sometime cries alone at night, singing of her freedom over strawberry-flavored reggae.
With its multiple influences and colorful words, the album may just reconcile a girl's quest for intoxication with the achievements of a constructive woman. Brigitte speaks to her lover formally and gets hammered like a polka dancer at the bar. Brigitte sets aside thoughts of an irretrievably inconsolable love affair for the time it takes to sip her soda through a straw. Brigitte clings to the pinball machine, but melts like ice in the sun when a boy is sweet enough to lend her his jacket on a winter's evening. Brigitte asks politely before offering her mouth of plenty to be kissed. In short, Brigitte's love is infinite.
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- 1. L'échappée belle
- 2. À bouche que veux-tu
- 3. J'sais pas
- 4. Oh Charlie chéri
- 5. Le déclin
- 6. Embrassez-vous
- 7. Hier encore
- 8. Les filles ne pleurent pas
- 9. Le perchoir
- 10. Plurielle