Today’s topic will take this blog a bit further away from the language geek theme established in the first posts.🤓 This won't be an in-depth review of the finest classical compositions made in France – not at all. Instead, I’ll highlight here two of my favorite French singers.😃
It’s also worth mentioning that I found these artists by listening to NRJ French. I like that particular internet radio station because they only play French songs.🎵 What could be a better way of improving French than that?
Kendji, apart from being nice to look at 😏, mixes quite often Spanish and French in his songs. This is something I happen to like a lot since I know both languages. Spanish a lot better than French, though. 😊
My two favorite songs from him are Color Gitano (Gypsy Color) from his first album and Me Quemo (I Burn Myself) from his second album. What I really like in the latter song is that the melody is so uplifting that it keeps me from falling into winter depression.
My absolute favorite singer is M Pokora.❤️❤️❤️❤️ I try to control my fandom and not to unleash the little teenage boy inside of me who would just scream out loud how hot he is.
So let’s just go directly to his songs. The most interesting thing is how you can see his style and singing develop from album to album. The following videos are in chronological order from earlier production towards today.
Pas Sans Toi (Not Without You) is not the most cheerful of the songs, but I quite like it still.
There is one particular thing I like in the song Mirage (translation is self-explanatory😉). It’s language geek time!🤓 If you listen closely to the R when he sings parler (to speak) you can clearly hear how the following L makes the R sound softer. The first time I heard it, I was sold. It just sounded so nice – like perfection on my eardrums.
On est là (≈We’re There) was actually the first song I ever heard from M. Pokora. This song is so utterly cheerful that it always makes me feel happy. Hopefully it has the same effect on you.
His latest album has the song Mieux Que Nous (Better Than Us). It’s not an uplifting one, but it’s just so beautiful. If you don’t know French, I strongly recommend you googling the lyrics up and using some Google Translate magic.