Recently I’ve been getting into Fauve. Fauve is a French music group consisting of five main members. If you listen to their stuff, you’ll see why I would find it hard to describe their style. Basically, they make simple (but dope) beats and then speak over them, sometimes singing as well. I had heard of them earlier this summer when FNAC hosted a free four-day concert in front of Hôtel de Ville in Paris. As you can imagine, I was extremely jealous of the Parisians that had the chance to attend – Hôtel de Ville c’est mon endroit préféré! Instead, I spent all four nights in bed browsing the #hoteldeville tag on Instagram, watching videos of the performances and double tapping any photo that featured the magnificent Hôtel de Ville itself. Bref. It was only this past weekend that I actually heard Fauve for the first time. A friend from Paris came to visit (Andrew), and played their EP “Blizzard” for me while in the car on the way to the One Direction concert. I was instantly hooked.
This isn’t Paris, but I really love this shot from the 1D concert.
I’ve had Fauve’s EP on repeat since Saturday. It’s Thursday. Their music is calming, but catchy à la fois. Their lyrics are insanely brilliant. And to top it all off, c’est tout en français.
I am completely and crazily in love with the French language. It is so beautiful. I learned so much about the pronunciation in the phonetics classes I took while I was living there. Things like the French ‘r’, the difference between “ou” and “u”, the difference between “en”, “un”, “in”, and “an”, liaisons, enchainements, the rhythm of a sentence – tout ça. It’s hard, yo! I’ve definitely improved, but in no way am I anywhere close to sounding like une vraie française. So for now, I’ll keep practicing, and I’ll continue to listen to Fauve in my car with a huge smile on my face in awe of the effortlessness with which the French speak.
In phonetics class…
Texting when I should be speaking….