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EDGE, SZA, Gabriels ... Discover our weekend playlist


French rap with British notes, ethereal RnB, cinematic gospel ... Here is the selection of the best songs of the week by the editorial staff of Le Figaro.

EDGE and Alpha Wann 20,000 leagues above French rap

How easy it is to drown in the bloated and ultra-formatted offer that French rap offers in 2021. Supermarket drill is everywhere, instruments and flows predictable per kilometer. So when rappers like EDGE pop up, we say hello and listen. His latest album


, released last week, brilliantly condenses all the talents of the rapper from the 19th arrondissement of Paris. He has the good taste to rhyme on 2-step, emblematic style of cross-channel


, and to invite Alpha Wann for the occasion. The latter seems unstoppable since his album


released in 2018, and once again devours the few bars left to it.

The whole is sublimated by a refined clip, wrapped in references to advertising and American series.

We want more.





He had been hanging around since this summer on the internet, here he is officially on the platforms.

I Hate U

, the new single from SZA has arrived.

Become a star of RnB and American soul in just a few remarkable songs, she had been discreet since the release of her first album in the summer of 2017, the excellent



With this second single, after

Hit Different

in September, his return now seems imminent.

In less than three minutes, the one who grew up in New-Jersey delivers an ethereal, concise RnB, in which she exposes herself on her pains of heart, eternal sources of inspiration of the genre.

We are now hoping for a long format for 2022.


The irreproachable Gospel of the Gabriels

Formed in Los Angeles in 2016, Gabriels (plural) is reminiscent of a certain Nina Simone. The trio, composed of Ryan Hope, Ari Balouzian and Jacob Lusk, plunges us back into the obscurity of the jazz clubs of the 1930s. Their track


was released in early November and foreshadows their new EP of the same name, available since December 3rd. The sensuality and aesthetics of the acoustics are worthy of the soundtracks of some Hollywood films (Hope and Balouzian are, respectively, film director and soundtrack creator). The music of the three accomplices has, moreover, been very noticed by Elton John, who speaks of their first EP,

Love and Hate In A Different Time

, as

"one of the most fundamental records


over the past ten years ”



Ross From Friends, the eye and the ear

At the end of August, Ross From Friends unveiled

The Daisy

, the first single from his new album


, and undoubtedly one of the clips of the year. He couldn't finish 2021 without releasing a second clip of the same ilk. This time, it's Bryan M. Ferguson who is directing. The video evokes both the surrealism of a Michel Gondry, and the alienation of the office worker, in all that it has more gloomy and sullen. A visual that works particularly well with this last single from the superb album released last October. The sober, cold, almost austere house of the English producer is even more exquisite. Minimalist curls very effective for anyone who gets tangled up behind a computer all day long.


Linda Lindas' youthful punk

So young and already so talented.

The four petite American rockers - aged 10 to 16 - from Linda Lindas went viral with their

hit Racist Sexist Boy

, performed during a forty-minute set outside the Los Angeles Public Library in May 2021. Punk music new generation, hailed by the tenors of the genre such as Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine.

Their new track


does not disappoint.

Fluency is combined with mastery, which is not necessarily straightforward at this age.

The rhythm is quite classic and rock connoisseurs will not see anything revolutionary in it.

But their musical maturity bodes well for great abilities.

A very beautiful group in the making.


Source: lefigaro

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