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Emilie Simon - "Rainbow" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

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Thursday, Jan 27, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
France's Emilie Simon relocates to NYC and records a "transcription of the impression [she] had of New York, with both a black and white musical feel to it."

France’s Emilie Simon has conquered her home country with hit records and three Victoires de la Musique wins, which is the akin to the Grammys. A restless soul, she’s moved to Brooklyn to begin the next stage of her musical adventures. Her latest album is The Big Machine and “Rainbow” is the new poppy single. Guests on the record include Kelly Pratt and Jeremy Gara from Arcade Fire, and Jon Natchez from Beirut. As a transplant to the Big Apple, Simon has an outsider’s fascination with the city and has described the intent of The Big Machine as “the transcription of the impression I had of New York, with both a black and white musical feel to it, urban, heavy on bass and drums and with explosions of colour and light from the synths.”


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