Choosing a band name is no laughing matter, unless destiny really loves you. If the core of your group consists of young ladies with the beautiful given names Céléna and Sophia, the choice for Célénasophia is obvious.
After having pleased many people with their first EP in 2015, the duo is ready to release their debut album later this year. The corner of the veil is lifted by this single called “Je cours après le temps” that saw the light mid January and that we are listening to right now.
The song contains wonderful dynamics between electronics and guitars, electric and acoustic, subtle and danceable. Funk and r’n’b are prominent and merge seamlessly with elements from traditional French chanson, resulting in a song in which especially the excellent vocals steal the show.
“Je cours après le temps” could develop perfectly as the basis for a hip-hop banger and would not sound out of place in a cosy restaurant or a trendy coffee bar either.
To hear the full album of Célénasophia we will have to be patient until autumn. In the course of 2019 we will be able to enjoy beautiful performances at events like Les Francofolies de Spa. Hopefully the band will also give us one or more singles to alleviate the long waiting period.
Photo: Gilles Dewalque