Sebastien Tellier: Divine
‘Divine’ is a supremely uplifting slice of electro funk with beach boy-esque harmonies and the single package comes complete with added doo-wop, and significant re-arrangement, in its new Radio version form and also with killer remixes from Australia’s Midnight Juggernauts and France’s latest exciting electronic producer/artist Danger.
Sebastien says of the song, “This is my tribute to the Beach Boys and the Juicy Fruits (from the 1974 musical Phantom of the Paradise). It’s about a time of innocence – when having fun was more important than picking up girls. I visualize a bunch of kids playing on the beach and I’d really love to play with them.”
Sebastien, France’s inspired choice as their 2008 Eurovision representative, will also perform Divine at this year’s Song Contest to be held in Belgrade on 24th May. !!!! This will be the first time in the history of the contest that the French entry will be sung entirely in English.
Now, even more than ever, Sebastien is the one true artist who clearly connects the vanguard of France’s modern generations of musical magicians, from Gainsbourg to Air, through Mr.Oizo and the new electronic Ed Banger exporters. The gel which joins are the genial pioneers, Daft Punk, one half of which, Guy Manuel De Homem-Christo, has produced this and the seminal new album.
The single will be available as a strictly limited seven inch vinyl and twelve inch vinyl and a not so lovingly packaged download.
‘Aural Viagra’ MOJO
‘Achingly Romantic’ Q
‘A modern electronic masterpiece’ CLASH
‘The best French dance album since Discovery’ MIXMAG
‘Monsieur Tellier continues to pervert the very nature of pop music’ DAZED