QUÉTIER

(FRANCE)

HARD TO FOLLOW

(2024)
LABEL:

AUTOPRODUCTION

GENRE:

POP

/ ROCK
TAGS:
80's, Easy-Listening, Electro, Female vocals
""Hard To Follow" is Sandrine Quétier's debut album, a sincere exploration of her artistic pop-rock identity."
CALGEPO (29.03.2024)  
3/5
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"Hard To Follow" marks a significant turning point in Sandrine Quétier's already busy career. The title rings particularly true for an album that faithfully reflects the trajectory of this versatile artist, known for her numerous TV appearances, her work as host on a diverse range of programs in the world of music (in her early days), film, people and show business. Yet music has always been a constant in her life, discreet but undeniable, whether as part of The Jokers or Molly Pepper.

With "Hard To Follow", Quétier boldly breaks free from her previous roles to offer an album in her own image, exploring pop, synth pop and rock sounds tinged with nostalgia, evoking references such as Blondie, The Pretenders and Kim Wilde. This artistic direction, perfectly assumed, proves to be a wise choice, offering a varied and coherent musical palette. Catchy tracks like 'Walkin' On A Wire' rub shoulders with more complex compositions like 'American Psycho', skilfully blending electro-rock elements. The album's common thread, like a subtle concept, is revealed through a three-part title scattered throughout the work, acting as bridges between distinct musical universes. 'Please, Hold The Line' seems to be a challenge to the artist herself.

Each composition bears witness to solidity and meticulous writing, while Sandrine Quétier's interpretation proves to be masterful and nuanced, oscillating between low and mutinous registers. Tracks such as 'No Fear, sung as a duet with a male voice reminiscent of Leonard Cohen or Nick Cave, or the more upbeat 'Shoot Again' illustrate the emotional diversity explored on this album. "Hard To Follow" echoes the strong themes dear to the artist, evoking emancipation, harassment, solitude and confrontation with one's own fears.

With its meticulous production and undeniable authenticity, "Hard To Follow" shines without a single perceptible flaw. Each track seems to have been meticulously crafted, perfectly in keeping with the artistic DNA of Sandrine Quétier, who, freed at last, expresses herself with sincerity. 
- Official website
SIMILAR BANDS:
BLONDIE, PRETENDERS

TRACK LISTING:
01. Walkin' On A Wire
02. Hard To Follow
03. Deliverance
04. Please Hold The Line (part.1)
05. No Fear
06. American Psycho
07. Change
08. Mountains
09. Please Hold The Line (part.2)
10. Shoot Again
11. My Kingdom
12. Stay
13. Please Hold The Line (part.3)

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