If you’ve been following this little ol’ blog since the beginning, it should come as no surprise that the music of Yann Tiersen is on this list. With Infinity, Tiersen’s sound has evolved once more as he explores new ideas and themes.
This infectious, synth-pop gem belongs in a 80s teen movie. Imagine this — the captain of the cheerleading squad (let’s call her Brit) is failing chemistry and if she doesn’t pass, daddy is going to cut her off and make her get a summer job. While her jock, captain of the football team, boyfriend (let’s call him Brad) is busy slammin’ cold ones and cruisin’ the galleria for strange, Brit is forced to seek out tutoring from the school nerd (let’s call him Dev…who is shockingly good looking when he’s not wearing glasses and drops the Jerry Lewis look). Long story short, as Brit takes the chemistry final, the audience is sucked into a daydream montage with this track playing, and Brit finally realizes Dev is the guy for her.
Mapei dropped one of best pop records of the year and even though i featured her first single “Don’t Wait” back in 2013, it’s too good not to feature once again. But I also can’t pass up the opportunity to gush over Mapei’s super cool rendition of Burt Bacharach, Luther Dixon, and Mack David’s “Baby It’s You” (made famous by both The Shirelles and The Beatles).
“Yann Tiersen will curate a very special Halloween event in Paris this year, celebrating the centenary of the Fantômas series, directed by Louis Feuillade.
Tiersen has selected and is working with Tim Hecker, James Blackshaw, Loney Dear, AMIINA and his own band to provide a live score for each of the five films from the restored Fantômas series, which will run for six hours in the beautiful surroundings of the Théâtre de Châtelet, Paris.
Currently in the studio working on the follow up to 2011’s Skyline, this new track is entitled ‘Janet’ and comes from a soundtrack Tiersen is working on.” [via SoundCloud]