“Étincelles” is the first single lifted from Club Célest‘s self-produced debut EP, Lucky ? Strike !.
Club Célest was destined to become an artist: as a baby, Céline Boudier was singing before even speaking. Obviously inspired by the new jazz scene, the Parisian singer-songwriter then fell in love with the cheeky polysemic songwriting of Serge Gainsbourg and the cinema from the 70s. In between dreamy synth-pop and solar lo-fi, she has refined her own universe alongside beatmakers Rémi Drouillard and Julmont. Today, we’re psyched to unveil her aptly named debut track “Étincelles” (“Sparks” in French).
Balancing the weight of words, Club Célest has opted for a moniker recalling a place instead of a name. A venue is a meeting point where you develop your own habits; it also emulates a singular atmosphere. Here, the club equally stands for the innocence of a childhood club and the wild and dark life of the nightclubs. This dichotomy is actually a guiding thread in the artist’s music which navigates old-fashioned symbolism, the illusions of everyday life, and the false pretences.
In the video of “Étincelles,” courtesy of director and photographer Lucie Ternisien, the artist plays with the green screens to trap the viewers. From the fake exotic background to the blurry filming, everything is staged to question the truth. This sense of manipulation is also palpable in the airy and sensual track, which ambiguously marries passion and rejection, fascination and the need to escape. No matter the interpretation, the magic happens. Watch below and pre-add the track on your favourite streaming platform.