French pop icon, daring songwriter, and ladies man extraordinaire. Sébastien Tellier sits down for a chat about his musical journey.
French pop icon and ladies man extraordinaire _(artist-name)Sébastien Tellier_ has stood his ground as one of the Grande Nation’s most daring songwriters for over a decade now. Charming dancers, indie fans and art house flick folks alike with his Sofia Coppola approved debut _(album-title)L’incroyable Vérité_, Sébastien claims to work mostly in a state between sleep and spot-on attention. There hardly is a better explanation for his weary arrangements, bringing together the lo-fi chanson and French pop tradition with the cinematic intensity of collaborators _(artist-name)Air_, and the sticky joyfulness of close friends _(artist-name)Daft Punk_ and _(artist-name)Mr. Oizo_. Never one to neglect the opportunities of the mainstream, Sébastien Tellier’s quirky songwriting and natural performance skills have proven to work just as well when collaborating with master theremin player Pamela Kurstin, afro-beat pinnacle _(artist-name)Tony Allen_, or bum-rushing the infamous 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with some desperately needed sense of French cool.