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Apres is the follow-up to 2009's PréliminairesNME reports that the album will be released on May 9 and it contains ten covers from the likes of Sinatra, Beatles and Serge Gainsbourg.
He said of Apres: "All popular music forms of today get their strength from the beat. Rap, hip-hop, metal, pop, and rock producers will tell you that the beats they use imitate the human heartbeat and that is where the power lies. Ive always loved this other feeling, one that is intimate, sometimes a little sad, and does not try to beat me on the head."
He continued: "I wanted to sing some of these songs myself, hoping to bring the feeling I felt as a listener to my listeners through my voice. Many of these songs are in French, probably because it is French culture which has most stubbornly resisted the mortal attacks of the Anglo-American music machine."
The tracklisting for Apres is as follows:
Et Si Tu Nexistais Pas
I'm Going Away Smiling
La Vie En Rose
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Only The Lonely