LISTEN: L’Impératrice Drop Silky Smooth Eurodance Grooves on “Hématome”

What began as the project of one disaffected culture journalist is now, some seven years later, a six-headed beast. Charles de Boisseguin had carved out a niche for himself as a respected journalist. As a critic, Boisseguin had a burning conviction that he could no longer disparage the works of others until he had a go himself. And so one beautiful spring morning in 2012 he made the jump and L’Impératrice was born. The poacher had turned gamekeeper.

Following a very successful release in France, L’Impératrice’s debut album Matahari, L’Impératrice worldwide in 2019 with all the pomp and circumstance of a coronation. “Impératrice” is back with a fabulous new record Tako Tsubo. Produced by L’Impératrice and Renaud Letang (Feist) and mixed by Neal Pogue (Tyler The Creator, Outkast).

Dapper, silky and groovy Eurodance, stench up the flavorable new single “Hématome” from L’Impératrice’s Tako Tsubo. Set into a trippy and psychedelic animated world, the track rides on funky bass movement and strategized synth color. L’Impératrice is fully on point here, creatiing a scrumptious alternative soul and funk hybrid that transends language and genre that meets the worlds of Stereolab, Gorillaz, and Jungle.

Speaking on their new album, “Tako Tsubo” is the official name for the broken-heart syndrome, (蛸 壺, from Japanese “octopus trap”), which manifests itself by a deformation of the heart due to an intense emotion – a negative or positive one. This title illustrates a flaw in the system, an abnormal EKG, an unusual break from the frenzy. Wouldn’t that be what the Great Lockdown of 2020 was all about?”

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