Though her career is on fire as ever, Christine and the Queens‘ Héloïse Letissier can still be sad, as she eloquently points out in her latest song.
On Wednesday (Feb. 5), Christine and the Queens released her brand new single “People, I’ve Been Sad,” a melancholy pop ballad that sees the singer embracing her inner turmoil. With a deep, thrumming bass mixed with Letissier’s crystal-clear vocals, the track follows the singer’s mind as she thinks about missing out on life and feeling isolated, before turning to the listener for validation when she sings, “You know the feeling.”
In classic Christine and the Queens fashion, the song also takes a dip into Letissier’s native French, as she sings about the anxious sadness of adolescence, and how dejection can cause us to turn inward. “Adolescence contrariée par un millier de chardons morts/ Marcher pieds nus sur du verre et maintenant tout est plus fort,” she croons.
The new song also comes with a sleek video of Letissier performing the song at Colors Studio — a platform featuring artists performing live against vibrant backgrounds. In the clip, Letissier is decked out in a stunning silk suit jacket with wide-legged black pants and white platform shoes, as she emotes through her intimate performance of the new track.
Check out Christine and the Queens’ “People, I’ve Been Sad” and its accompanying video below: