Yelle – Safari Disco Club / Que Veux-tu

I love Yelle. There’s just something about her. She’s not traditionally beautiful, but like Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs she totally makes up for it with attitude. You can’t help but fall in love with her.

Her first album, Pop-Up, is dance pop perfection. But I got a little nervous after hearing her first single ‘La Musique’ off of her sophomore album, Safari Disco Club. It’s not a horrible song by any means, but it felt like Yelle was ditching her bouncy, sunny beats for a more arty, hipster-friendly sound. It’s all build-up without any release. Surely her next album wouldn’t disappear into mediocre obscurity, would it?

Well, have no fear. The very next video gave us two songs for the price of one, and they are both fantastic. All hope is restored that the album is going to be great. Plus, this is one of the best music videos I’ve seen in months. It’s fun, quirky, tongue-in-cheek and visually beautiful. What more could you ask for? I especially love the whip sound effect in ‘Que Veux-tu’. Really fun and cute. I’m predicting ‘Que Veux-tu’ is going to be my summer jam of choice. I can’t wait for this album now. Why don’t you join me in my love of Yelle?

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