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Band: Modesty Blaise
Single: "Natalie Vendredi" (Streaming / Download / Video)
released November 22, 2019
Label: From Lo-Fi To Disco! (lo-fi 017)
distributed by Broken Silence
Modesty Blaise are from Bristol, UK and have been around in various guises since the late 1990s. The single "Natalie Vendredi" is from the forthcoming album "The Modesty Blaise" (May 2020, From Lo-Fi to Disco!), the band’s first since 2001s award-winning Melancholia, which contained the hit single Carol Mountain.
Natalie Vendredi by Modesty Blaise doesn’t sound like anything else you’ve heard this century - or ever. Inspired by the mad dash some British people are making pre-Brexit, Natalie Vendredi is about courting a French girl in order to get a European passport. Songwriter Jonny Collins “I heard of a friend of a friend who spent the summer in Spain actively looking for a girlfriend. However, mostly this song is because there are plenty of Natalie songs but, as far as I know, not a single one has rhymed Natalie with Philately which I considered a gross dereliction of duty.”
The single is typically Modesty Blaise; 3-minute (exactly) orchestral pop, laden with strings “I wanted to use real strings in the way that many people use sampled strings - so the violins play chords all the way through” (Collins) and with a great nouvelle vague video shot in France to accompany.
There you have it, a song about a French girl that came into being because of the need to make an arcane rhyme, that sums up Modesty Blaise.
Info Single - english - "Natalie Vendredi" (pdf)
Info Single - german - "Natalie Vendredi" (pdf)
Info Single - french - "Natalie Vendredi" (pdf)
Info Single - russian - "Natalie Vendredi" (pdf)
Info Single - spanish - "Natalie Vendredi" (pdf)
Video: Modesty Blaise - Natalie Vendredi
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update: 10. November, 2019