“[Laure Briard is] one of the most endearing figures of the current French music scene.”
– Les Inrocks
Seignosse-based French artist Laure Briard today returns with mesmerising new track ‘Supertrama’, taken from EP Eu Voo, due February 19 via Dinosaur City Records (Australia/NZ), Midnight Special (EU) and Michel Records (North America).
Stream/share ‘Supertrama’ lyric video and track here.
‘Supertrama’ began with a piano melody Laure wrote in France, before taking the track to Brazilian musician and composer Giovanni Cidreira, who helped write the lyrics (sung in Portugese). The track was then brought to life in real time within the walls of the Dissenso Studio in São Paulo, where Laure recorded Eu Voo with acclaimed psych group, Boogarins.
Talking about the song’s creative process, Briard says, “I met Giovani through the Boogarins, who he both collaborates and shares a friendship with. I admire Giovani’s voice, his words, his stories, and the possibility of working with him one day quickly became a reality. Once I’d written the melody of ‘Supertrama’, I took the plunge and asked Giovani if he would write the lyrics with me. He took the melody and wrote lyrics which don’t quite tell a story, but rather feelings, impressions, and memories. Just like the rest of the EP, the arrangements were made in real time in the studio. Pieuvre Convex was responsible for the final modulation of the track – he’s a king in that area!”
‘Supertrama’ follows the release of EP title track ‘Eu Voo’, released in November 2020, which coincided with a #StayAwayShow performance supporting Chilly Gonzales on La Blogothèque.
A modern day Françoise Hardy, Laure Briard draws influences from pop, garage rock, bossa nova and psychedelic yé-yé. Laure has released 3 x albums, 2 x EPs and a handful of well-received singles, and to date has amassed over one million streams across her catalogue, which includes singles ‘Cravado’ and ‘Une évasion’, which features on Netflix Series Emily in Paris.
Laure’s latest EP, Eu Voowill be released digitally and on vinyl on February 19, 2021 via Dinosaur City Records (Australia/NZ), Midnight Special (EU) and Michel Records (North America).
Supertrama Lyrics (Portugese)
Depois que a noite cai é mais difícil
De carregar o coração pra sair
A lua negra é o sol tentando
Que outra forma reluz
Voltei no tempo em que você era pequeno
Aquele corredor tem a mesma cor
Não é fácil
Quem girou as leis
Quem fez o desenho em seu rosto
Quem não mentiu
Quem te amou
Aqueço minha cama
Nesse sonho eu não sei jogar
Supertrama Lyrics (English)
After the night falls, it’s easier
To carry the heart to leave
The black moon is the sun trying
How else will it shine
I went back in time to when you were little
That hallway has the same color
It’s not easy
Who spun the laws
Who made the drawing on your face
Who didn’t lie
Who loved you
I warm my bed
In this dream, I don’t know how to play
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