Marseille-based electropop artist French 79, aka Simon Henner, just announced a spring tour in the US and Canada, which will take him through Los Angeles, Brooklyn and beyond – tickets here. He also shared a live video, which follows the release of the French artist’s new album, Joshua out now on Alter K.
In 2014, electro-argonaut French 79 landed on a French scene that quickly became international. After releasing a synthetic and contemplative first EP Angel and full-length Olympic, Simon released his newest album Joshua in 2019. Instead of moving forward in time, he went back. “I use a musical palette that plunges me back into my teenage films: the synth sounds of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jacques Cousteau’s fascinating documentaries on the marine world, the melodies of François De Roubaix, the moods of films like Blade Runner,” Simon says.