Christine and the Queens - I Disappear in your Arms: Single review
The unmistakable voice of Christine and the Queens’ Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier makes you pay attention in her new single ‘I Disappear in your Arms’.
Opening with deep bass and an almost tribal, electronic rhythm, Christine's strong French accent only adds to the drama.
‘Don’t you dare, ask of the world to stop just as you leave,” she sings in the opening bars - and later: ‘Say you love me. And now I doubt it,’ as the emotion of the song grows.
It is taken from her surprise EP, La Vita Nuova, out now on all digital platforms.
La Vita Nuova arrived with an accompanying short film of the same name, imagined by Christine and featuring the EP’s five new songs in as many sequences. The 14-minute film is an inward journey that sees the artist invest Opéra Garnier, the world famous Paris opera house, filling it with stories of ghosts and mythical creatures.
Fans may have also seen Christine on the recent Global Citizen’s broadcast special One World: Together at Home to celebrate and support healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EP is due for release on CD and vinyl editions on May 29.
Reviewed by Zoe Myall