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Published on March 21st, 2016 | by Craig Silliphant

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SotW: Christine and the Queens: ‘iT’

In The Feedback Society’s SotW (Song of the Week) we take a look at one track that has us hitting repeat over and over again.

Christine and The Queens

‘iT’

Album: Self-titled

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Christine and the Queens is the stage name of French singer and multimedia artist Héloïse Letissier. Her work is a mix of music, video, dance, drawing, and photography. After a breakup, she met a group of drag queens in London whose stage personalities inspired Letissier to create one of her own. The Queens in her name are a reference to these drag queens.

I happened across this song when it was on the closing credits of Girls a few weeks back (some of those HBO shows have some great music supervisors). It’s a throbbing, snaking pop track with some deep bass and ever-so-slightly kooky vocal delivery. The song explores ideas about gender (as does some of her other work) — in fact, Christine has called the song a ‘Queer anthem.’  The single for her song ‘Tilted’ is probably more well known, but ‘iT’ is the song I keep going back to.

 

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Craig Silliphant

is a D-level celebrity with delusions of grandeur. A writer, critic, creative director, broadcaster, and occasional filmmaker, his thoughts have appeared on radio, television, in print, and on the web. He is a juror on the Polaris Music Prize and the Juno Awards. He loves Saskatoon. He has horrible night terrors and apocalyptic dreams.



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