Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! And what better way to spend a sunny afternoon than taking a long stroll through the city? This month, we've put together the ideal playlist to soundtrack a walk through the streets of Paris, a city that Bellerose holds close to its heart.
This playlist was created to accompany our new Saintonge capsule collection, which was directly inspired by the streets of the City of Light. The collection’s campaign aims to steer away from the usual clichés by showing the true face of Paris; the one that is the reason why Parisians love their city so endlessly.
Just like the campaign, this month’s playlist is a nod to the diversity and variety that the streets of Paris offer. We tried to represent this concept by including a wide range of music genres such as hip-hop (because Paris has a strong skateboarding scene), electronic music and more obvious choices including a song by legendary actress and singer Jeanne Moreau.
Speaking of the artists we decided to feature, here are a few words on some of them.
Basile di Manski
One of the most prominent members of Parisian collective Pain Surprise, Basile always starts composing a new track by focusing on something he admires, with an ongoing focus on positivity. The result is an efficient blend of electronic and pop music with a certain composure.
This multi-faceted artist also happens to be an impressive professional dancer who’s associated with breakdancing crews that include Undercover Crew and Wanted Posse. His live shows are always extraordinary and we love the fact that he is a multi-talented self-made artist. His music is strongly inspired by American old-school hip-hop and that’s a genre we can’t resist!
For this Paris-themed playlist, we obviously wanted to select one of the many artists that have left their mark on French music history. This was not an easy choice but a decision had to be made, and we picked French icon Jeanne Moreau to play this part. Why her? Because her aura inspires nothing but admiration and deference. The song we featured sounds like an ode to life's simple pleasures, just like a Sunday stroll through the city.
We just had to include someone whose weapon of choice is words and Greg Frite was the ideal contemporary example of this ability. He has been active since 1994 as a member of Triptik but was relatively fast to launch his own solo career, further perfecting his skills in the process. The song we chose is an amusing guided tour of the city gates of Paris and is bound to put a smile on our listeners' face.
Her languid voice made us fall for her immediately! It calls for love, warmth and pleasure, which is just what one needs when enjoying a post-winter walk in Paris. Ravyn Lenae's soul is reminiscent of Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu while her energy evokes a slightly toned-down Azelia Banks.
Playlist : Dimitri Goloubev
Text : Camille Darroux