Emotional Response Records teams up with Croque Madame to release their charmingly up front debut album
In normal everyday life a Croque Madame is a Croque Monsieur with an egg on it. However in the musical world Croque Madame is super group made up of lo-fi legends Rob Storey and Dave Perlis with French singer Florence Raynaud. The music that they make is skewed pop with wonky chanteuse leanings. This is evident on lead single Natation.
Opening with jaunty guitar is conjures up Francoise Hardy, Belle and Sebastian, Brigitte Bardot albums and feeling of never ending summers hanging out with exchange students. While the music is up-beat and buoyant, the lyrics have a slightly darker, sadder theme. Raynaud sings about a past relationship and how it turned sour. But due to the backing track and some tongue in cheek lyrics, it doesn’t turn into a total downer.
Croque Madame is out on September 19th on Emotional Response Records