French sensation Christine And The Queens -- the alter-ego of Parisian singer-songwriter Héloïse Letissier -- has been a household name in Europe since 2012. She's dropped three EPs [dubbed "freak-pop"], toured with the likes of Lykke Li, The Dø, and Woodkid, and released her debut LP Chaleur Humaine to critical acclaim last year. Oh, and she also won best female artist and video of the year at Victoires de La Musique, the French equivalent of the Grammys.
And with a growing global fan base, Héloïse has also earned praise from music's top tier stars: Lorde called her melodies "transcendent," Madonna quipped, "She's cool. I like how she doesn't seem to care," and Mark Ronson called her voice "amazing -- exactly the sort I like, gravelly and has texture."
After dazzling U.S. audiences at her first stateside shows earlier this year during SXSW, Héloïse releases her debut English language EP Saint Claude today in partnership with her French label Because Music and tastemakers Neon Gold Records (via Atlantic) -- the same label that introduced international sensations like Ellie Goulding, Marina & the Diamonds, Tove Lo and Charli XCX to North America.