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Sweden-native, Jo Wedin spoke with BTRtoday and with her cute accent she enlightened us on her powerful 60’s pop inspired music. Her partner, France-native Jean Felzine works with her to create the most beautiful lyrics in the most romantic langue– French.
Just a few years ago France was better known for house music or electronic acts that sang strictly in English, like Daft Punk or Air. However, recently new genres have begun to take hold. For instance, rock bands like La Femme, The Pirouettes, Requin Chagrin and now Jo Wedin & Jean Felzine have gained crazy popularity and only sing in French, with maybe translating one or two of their songs to English.
Photo courtesy of Astrid Karoual
Wedin recounts to BTRtoday the night of the Paris attacks, which happened to be the same night that the duo’s first EP was dropped. They had walked past many places, that just hours later were bombarded, laughing and talking about their release-party plans. The music couple couldn’t believe what they saw when they turned on the news.
Many places the duo used to play at are now gone, but Wedin says proudly that the attacks have not frightened them or any musicians and certainly has not hindered the blossoming music scene in Paris.
Album Artwork by Anna Jean
Currently, while simultaneously working on their approaching album release, they are on a small tour of France. They hope to have a NYC tour by September or October, hitting Brooklyn and Manhattan. Check them out on social media and on Bandcamp!
But, hey, listen to the podcast and find out all about them from Wedin herself!
And don’t forget to check out the Discovery Artist feature on Jo Wedin & Jean Felzine!
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