BlackBook Premiere: Seductive New Video For French Duo Her’s ‘Union’
Through all the terrorist attacks, refugee crises and pathetic political demagoguery, what will ever preserve the enduring Franco-American friendship is our vigorous cultural exchange.
To wit, cool Parisian duo Her, actually monsieurs Victor Solf and Simon Carpentier, who will make their US live debut at the Annie O. Music Series at NYC’s Standard East Village hotel this Tuesday, June 14. Their rather libidinous video for “Quite Like” caused a stir last year, and even stirred up a bit of confusion. Solf says, “some people thought the actress from the video was our singer, until they saw us live.”
With their tailored suits and natty coiffés, they might readily remind of Hurts. And like their Brit counterparts, they suavely mix sultry, blue-eyed soul and slick Euro-pop to utterly irresistible effect. “It’s half way between Child Of Lov and Shuggie Otis, James Blake and The Neville Brothers,” offers Carpentier. New single “Union” perfectly exemplifies their aesthetic manifesto, with its alluringly slow groove and particularly seductive vocals.
And just what are they expecting from their first Stateside show? “Love, of course,” enthuses Solf. “We’re French!”
BlackBook premiere’s the video for “Union,” here: