A fine little French girl is my latest musical find, a discovery made possible by XM radio. Since I installed the radio earlier this year an entire new world of music stretches out in front of me. So far I’ve had two of my obscure favorites ripped from the airwaves and stuck onto advertising campaigns for trucks (‘Surfing on a Rocket’ by Air) and I swear that I’ve heard the UK band Keane playing in some sort of hair/makeup/fashion commercial.
But back to Helene Segara, the French girl. Evading the accordians & nasality of stereotypical French music, she lays down a great sound that translates into some great, poppy World music. Not an Annie Lennox or a Kate Bush, but just plain nice. Isn’t that enough? Look for her on iTunes, she’s there.