After their unanimously acclaimed come-back single “Paradigme,” the French psych-pop band La Femme presents “Cool Colorado,” a new excerpt of their upcoming third album (details TBA). The single is released via the band’s label Disque Pointu, distributed worldwide by IDOL.
Watch “Cool Colorado” here: https://youtu.be/LcB37w3Aou8
“‘Cool Colorado’ alludes to freedom, the insouciance of a journey,” the band explains. “We were somewhere between the states of Utah and Wyoming, during our last American tour, when this ode to the San Francisco of the 70s, which is so rare and precious to us even if we never lived in this period, came to us.”
This new song composed by members Sacha Got and Marlon Magnée immediately evokes the psychedelic spirit. “Colorado is the first American state which legalized cannabis, this is where the line ‘And I smoke in the streets without stress’ comes from,” La Femme adds. “This song is also related to the Beatnik spirit, to the literature of Kerouac. Do you remember the Magic Bus? It was going from Europe to Kathmandu on a now-mythical hippie trail.”
Directed by La Femme and Aymeric Bergada du Cadet, the video for “Cool Colorado” extends the mysterious universe and unique aesthetic of their video for “Paradigme,” released in September. “This is a sort of psychedelic mass parodying the cliché of the ‘teen idol’ in the way of Brian Jones or Swan from ‘Phantoms of the Paradise.’ Like a pastiche of a past period of time. All of these videos parody some clichés of the twentieth century music, from the thirties to nowadays. This new album is a music piece which pays tribute to all the music of the past century.”