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By Blurt Staff
Emilie Simon definitely isn’t a household name on these shores, but the
songbird is working on that, having lived in Brooklyn
since 2008. Some might recognize the name, however, from her work scoring the
documentary March of the Penguins;
she also debuted in the US
in 2006 with The Flower Book. Prior
to that, she launched her career in 2003 and immediately captured the
imagination of a large audience with her sprawling and elegant musical
fantasies, earning three Victoires de la Musique (France’s Grammy equivalent) during
the course of her first three albums.
She has a new album, The
Big Machine, due April 16 on Le Plan which features guests Kelly Pratt and
Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire) as well as Jon Natchez (Beirut) and Mark Plati (David Bowie, The
Cure, Brazilian Girls). It’s described as “full of Emilie’s powerful and
seductive voice, inventively playful arrangements, driving synths and rhythms,
and prodigious melodies,” which sounds like a winner to us.
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