Founded by Saint Brieuc, France-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Manuela Simone, Jindoss is an electro pop/electro rock project that was born out of a period of loneliness, when she decided to get some ideas out of her head and write and producer her now material.
Back in 2021 Simone released her Jindoss debut EP, Rendez-vous, which featured the brooding “Saturday Night,” a synthesis of PJ Harvey-like atmospherics and A Storm in Heaven-era The Verve-like textures.
She quickly followed up with “Dancing,” a song that continued the brooding atmospherics but saw the project’s sound moving more in the direction of Massive Attack and Portishead — with the track slowly building up in intensity and crests until its slow-burning and eerie fade out.
Simone’s sophomore Jindoss EP La cité des anges was released earlier this year. The EP sees the French multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer changing sonic directions yet again — but this time moving towards a sort of acidic electro rock. Interestingly, unlike her previously released work, the French artist’s latest effort also sees her calling upon a collection of outside collaborators to write lyrics and record vocals.
The EP’s second and latest single “Je T’Imagine” is a slickly produced banger built around glistening synth arpeggios and a relentless motorik groove paired with sultrily delivered vocals and a languorous and lysergic guitar solo. The result is a song that sonically manages to seamlessly mesh elements of classic French touch, deep house, vaporware and electro pop with a trippy air.