get it before anyone else knows: Yelle – Safari Disco Club
(my favorite part starts at 2:08)
Yelle has a knack for making songs with banger beats with lyrics that can lean toward something more silly, including their biggest hit, 2008’s “Je Veux Te Voir”. #4 in their native France and an indie hit stateside, the track is racked in subtle feminist taunting, calling out French rap group TTC on their proclivities. If you aren’t a speaker of the language, the electro pop sounds too fun to be comparing, ahem, men parts to potatoes, but that’s what makes Yelle so great—ability to draw the uncanny in their lyrics without detracting from danceability. “Safari Disco Club” is about just that—a place for the the giraffes and elephants to get their groove on. It’s just as playful as “Je Veux Te Voir”, but a lot more whimsy and even tinged with a little bit of melancholia, yet still a heavy feet-mover. That’s the theme for their second album, Safari Disco Club—knowing that sometimes the dancefloor might also be a place to cry. Find it March 21 on V2.