Yelle YelleSafari Disco Club
One of the few things one could say she made a mistake with is the choice of “La Musique” as the first single, as the song –while it could be part of that Alizée comeback sponsored by the Institubes label, who have just announced they’re closing up shop– is quite different from the rest of the album. With the tribalism of the title track and the great “Que Veux-Tu” there would have been no discussion. But in an ideal world, the next tune chosen to burn the dancefloor would be the poisoned candy that is “Comme Un Enfant”.
Yelle wants to be acknowledged as one of the great figures in pop outside that overly protective French market. And the truth is that “Safari Disco Club” has the weapons to make that happen. What happens next is up to her –her best business card has always been her live show, during which it’s impossible to stand still and not feel like a child at a fairground–, but we’re confident that the 21st century Lio –check out “C’est Pas Une Vie”– will one day have Katy Perry as support act, instead of the other way around. Sergio del Amo