If you’ve been frequenting JOVM for the past couple of years, you may remember hearing about Paris-based French/Argentine producer, songwriter and vocalist Claude Violante. Over the past few years, Violante has developed a reputation for being a big thing in her native France – her 2012 self-titled debut received international attention, including this site. And as hal of the production duo, Haussman, she helped scored music that appeared in the end credits to Oscar winning actor Jean Dujardin’s Les Infideles. Violante has also developed a reputation as a remixer, as she’s remixed the work of beloved French underground acts, Trésors and La Chatte,
Your Heart is Weak, the much-anticipated follow-up to her self-titled debut effort is slated for a July 7 release through Tsunami-Addiction Records and the EP’s first single “The Double” as Violante explains in press notes is inspired by the 90s R&B that she’s spent a great deal of time listening to over the years. She adds that although she wasn’t sure “if the result was accurate but it was the attention!” and that “it is also one of my favorite and most intimate track of the album …” Interestingly, the track possesses a chilly feel as its consists of slowly cascading synths and gently skittering percussion paired with Violante’s soulfully plaintive yet coquettish vocals. It channels the spirit and feel of a song like Lisa Stansfield’s “All Around the World” – but if it were recorded within the past decade or so.