Francoise Hardy

Personne d'Autre

  • A 567904
  • Release Date: March 22nd 2019
  • $25.99

Francoise Hardy's 24th studio album.

French singer-songwriter and fashion icon Francoise Hardy will release her 24th studio album, her first in six years on April 6 digitally and on CD and LP April 20. Hardy achieved immediate success in the early 1960s with her million-selling debut Tous les garçons et les filleson the Vogue label. The eternally chic pop star and actress found herself at the forefront of theFrench music scene, as a leading figure of the influential yé-yé movement. Mick Jagger once described Hardy as his "ideal woman", Bob Dylan dedicated a poem to her, and she has worked alongside greats such as Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Berger, and Patrick Modiano. To this day she remains one of France's most iconic singers. Personne d’Autre features 10 original songs-including one sung inEnglish,You're My Home penned by Yael Naim-,a cover of Michel Berger'sseras-tu làand an adaption of Finnish band Poet Of The Fall'sSleep.Of the album, Françoise Hardy said–"For many-very reasonable-reasons, I wasn't planning on making another album. Circumstances decided otherwise, starting with me falling in love with a song I heard completely by chance, Sleep by Finnish bandPoets of the Fall. I played it to Erick Benzi who enjoyed it, then to my surprise sent me several beautiful melodies of his own composition that inspired me to write some lyrics.La Grande Sophie, who knew that I had started writing again, emailed me out of the blue a wonderful song calledLe Large (Sail Away),Pascale Daniel came to me with a haunting melody, then a song by Yael Naim in English which moved me so deeply that it made me cry...The album practically made itself, and all under the talented and benevolent leadership of Erick Benzi, without whom none of this would have been possible.