Talented French pop darling Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, is getting ready to release the follow to her 2014 breakthrough Chaleur humaine with a new album called Chris. The LP is set to come in two versions, English and French, on September 21 via Because Music.
So far, we’ve received both versions of two singles — the Dâm-Funk-featuring “Girlfriend”/”Damn, dis moi” and “Doesn’t Matter”/”Doesn’t Matter (voleur de soleil).” Today, Christine shares the third taste: “5 dollars.”
The track is a dreamy ditty packed with punchy drums and ’80’s-feeling synth-pop grooves that, as of right now, is only available in its English format. “The song is so tender, so disheveled,” Christine said in a statement. “It’s dealing with some kind of love – the kind you can buy. It’s a literal interpretation. A note for a shag – how surprisingly soothing this can be! The power ratio runs clear, like water in your hands; it becomes a pure gesture of love, of ultimate consent.”
The song arrives accompanied by a cinematic visual0, by Colin Solal Cardo, who directed the video for “Doesn’t matter.” In the video, described as “American Gigolo with a twist,” Christine investigates and takes on the role of the outcast, those who exist on the invisible margins, and is seen getting ready, though for what and for whom is left unsaid. “The closet is segmented into two racks – suits and bondage. From there, I wouldn’t advise to conclude anything too drastic, since you’re glaring yourself, in an obscene fashion – voyeur. The hustler is also someone that allows you to project onto him or her, before disappearing to leave you alone with your phantasmes.”
Chris is already shaping up to be one of the very best of the year, she’s three for three – Bring on the rest!