Published on March 21st, 2016 | by Craig Silliphant0
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
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.