Published Jul 09, 2014Yelle has already booked a tour and rolled out a single to promote her upcoming album, and now the French electronic pop act has finally detailed the impending collection. Complètement Fou will arrive on September 30 through Kemosabe Records.
The album was produced by Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Weezer) and his team. The process was more collaborative the Yelle and her primary cohort GrandMarnier are used to, and Dr. Luke apparently pushed them in a melody-first direction.
A press release describes the music as "equally wild and wry, celebratory and melancholy, sensual and strange, forceful and full of fun," with sonic touchstones including Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, the Knife and Oneohtrix Point Never. The title translates as "completely crazy."
In a statement, Yelle said that the lyrics are about "relationships, love, bodies, dance, and sensuality, but also death." Of course, she sings in French, so many English-language audiences won't understand the lyrics.
The album cover is above and the tracklist is below along with Yelle's tour schedule. The previously unveiled lyric video for closing cut "Bouquet Final" is at the bottom of the page.
1. Complètement Fou
3. Coca Sans Bulles
4. Les Soupirs Et Les Refrains
5. Nuit De Baise I
7. Moteur Action
8. Florence En Italie
9. Un Jour Viendra
10. Nuit De Baise II
11. Jeune Fille Garnement
12. Dire Qu'on Va Tous Mourir
13. Bouquet Final
10/09 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10/10 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
10/11 Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club
10/12 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/14 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
10/15 Toronto, ON - Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/17 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
10/18 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
10/19 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
10/21 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
10/22 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/24 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
10/25 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
10/26 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/29 Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
10/30 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
10/31 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
11/02 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
11/03 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
11/07 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
11/10 Atlanta, GA - The Loft
11/11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle