On his excellent debut album released in 2013, Marion Gaume, alias Mesparrow, had dared only one title in his mother tongue, relying even on the presence of Francesco (And The Atlas Mountains) who accompanied him for the ‘opportunity. A pretty success for this first disc where the artist already foreshadowed an inspired world, nourished by his journey mixing Fine Arts and music. 3 years, a long tour, a few prizes and playlists later, the young singer Tourangelle made a leap of giant and managed the bet to write only in French without abandoning anything of its musical singularity on the way. This “Jungle Contemporaine” is thus always a delicate interlacing of electronic patterns – often minimalist and elegant (in the image of its scenic performances) – on which the young woman plays to modulate her voice like a Laurie Anderson more pop. We also sometimes think of Camille (“Mes Onomatopées”, “Dreamer”) or Suzanne Vega (“Les Ecrans”). This passage to French seems to give him wings and opened his delicate voice to unsuspected horizons. If at the time of “Keep This Moment Alive” the press readily likened it to PJ Harvey or Cat Power and his tightrope voice, Mesparrow today unveils a charismatic power that would almost recall the Veronica Sanson of the great epoch (“My Flame “,” Contemporary Jungle “) or a French-speaking Tori Amos for the intensity of his singing (” Nuances du Ciel “). The result of this evolution? Songs that inherit a new dimension: the masterful “Ghosts”, “First Instant”, “Do not Change Me” or the heady “Agrafes” have all this little supplement of soul poetic to talk to the imagination of everyone? An electro gimmick that sticks to the cortex?) which makes that certain songs succeed this great split so much sought after between critical and popular success.
The new voice of the jungle?