Christine and the Queens Announces New Album 'Paranoïa, Angels, True Love' with Madonna, 070 Shake

Hear lead single "To be honest"

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 8, 2023

Christine and the Queens is back! The synthpop maverick has announced a new album featuring multiple collaborations with none other than Madonna and 070 Shake.

Paranoïa, Angels, True Love arrives June 9 via Because Music. Produced by Mike Dean (Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey), it follows last year's Redcar et les adorables étoiles (prologue).

"This new record is the second part of an operatic gesture that also encompassed 2022's Redcar les adorables étoiles," Chris explained in a statement. "Taking inspiration from the glorious dramaturgy of Tony Kushner's iconic play, Angels in America, Redcar felt colourful and absurd like Prior sent to his insane dream-space. The follow-up Paranoïa, Angels, True Love is a key towards heart-opening transformation, a prayer towards the self — the one that breathes through all the loves it is made of."

He added, "Prior's real agony in Angels in America is a deep, painful becoming, a shedding of all waters and memories, that then allows angels to immerse deep too, and offer back profound, narrative-altering love — a rest in true love."

The lead single, power ballad "To be honest," arrives today alongside a music video directed by Chris.

Watch the video for "To be honest" below, where you'll also find the album tracklist.

Paranoïa, Angels, True Love:

1. Overture
2. Tears can be so soft
3. Marvin descending
4. A day in the water
5. Full of life
6. Angels crying in my bed (feat. Madonna)
7. Track 10
8. Overture (feat. Mike Dean)
9. He's been shining for ever, your son
10. Flowery days
11. I met an angel (feat. Madonna)
12. True love (feat. 070 Shake)
13. Let me touch you once (feat. 070 Shake)
14. Aimer, puis vivre
15. Shine
16. We have to be friends
17. Lick the light out (feat. Madonna)
18. To be honest
19. I feel like an angel
20. Big eye

Pre-order Paranoïa, Angels, True Love.

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