American audiences love le French Touch
Daft Punk, David Guetta, Martin Solveig, Phoenix and so on – you know their catchy beats and their chart topping tunes but did you know they are all French?!
As Daft Punk wildly popular new album continues to capture audiences with its retro-sounding electronic dance music, French Touch Music movement is expanding its already strong connection with American audiences. David Guetta in fact had the "Longest Charting Dance Song with Michael Jackson" with his track, Titanium which featured Sia (http://goo.gl/vjCKh).
Daft Punk hit the No 1 spot on the US Billboard for the first time with this latest album, Random Access Memories and has sold 339,000 copies in the first week which does not account for the number of people streaming it on Spotify, Youtube, etc. (They also broke multiple Spotify records). This phenomenal success has attracted so much attention and their exclusive interviews on NPR further explain why: http://www.npr.org/artists/15414420/daft-punk
Many songs in this movement are collaborations with American artists and singers, which is a further example of a Franco-American effort. Daft Punk has also tapped into using the English language on their tracks, and “Get Lucky” is a collaboration with Pharrell Williams, a singer and producer of the ‘90s and Nile Rodgers, producer of the ‘70s. The French Consulate of Boston would like to join the French Embassy and other consulates in highlighting this musical connection between French artists, American artists, and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and globally. Indeed the Franco-American connection is ever more prominent through music and art; for example, Daft Punk’s songs have inspired an American artist to visually represent the experience of listening to their songs, on exhibit now in San Francisco (http://goo.gl/3z4R1).
One of the most popular tracks off their new record, released May 21st with breaktaking success, is “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams…enjoy!