Les failles

Les failles (transl. "The Faults") is the second studio album by French singer Pomme, released on November 1, 2019 through Polydor Records. The album was produced by Pomme and Albin de la Simone and the lyrics were all written by Pomme.

Les failles
Pomme - Les Failles Front artwork.png
Studio album by
Released1 November 2019 (2019-11-01)
Genre
Length35:29
LabelPolydor Records
Producer
Pomme chronology
À peu près
(2018)
Les failles
(2019)
Singles from Les failles
  1. "Je sais pas danser"
    Released: August 30, 2019
  2. "Anxiété"
    Released: November 6, 2019
  3. "Les Oiseaux"
    Released: May 14, 2020
  4. "Grandiose"
    Released: August 30, 2020

PromotionEdit

Pomme presented Les failles in the radio broadcasting program Popopop! of France Inter, on October 29, 2019, where she performed the song "Je sais pas danser". In the program, Pomme announced a tour throughout France starting in January, 2020.[1]

In August 30, "Je sais pas danser" was released as the first single of Les failles.[2] A month later, "Anxiété" was released as the second single of the album.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Le Devoir     [4]

Les failles received critical acclaim. Le Devoir's Sylvain Cormier said "this second album of the most [...] is of a sober elegance, of an exquisite taste in restraint".[4] Addict Culture's Camille Locatelli said that the album is "sort of sensitive diary that she reveals with modesty and poetry", adding that "it's an intriguing mix of chanson française and dream folk", and concluded that "Les failles is a jewel burning with truth, to listen by the fireside or in the dark. Perfect for rocking your fall, so".[5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Pomme.

No.TitleLength
1."Anxiété"3:51
2."Je sais pas danser"2:18
3."Grandiose"3:16
4."Les séquoias"3:14
5."Les oiseaux"3:16
6."Pourquoi la mort te fait peur?"3:36
7."La lumière"3:43
8."Soleil, soleil"2:37
9."Saphir"2:40
10."Une minute"4:08
11."Chapelle"2:50
Total length:35:29

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from Les failles liner notes.[6][7]

Musicians

  • Pommelead vocals, arrangements, piano (track 1, 3), acoustic guitar (track 2, 4, 6, 8, 10), synthesizer (track 9)
  • François Poggio – guitar (track 1), electric guitar (all tracks except 5, 9, 11)
  • Albin de la Simone – arrangements, drum programming (track 1), synthesizer programming (track 1, 3, ), synthesizer (track 4, 7, 8), bass guitar (track 2, 6), piano (track 2, 6, 7, 10), organ (track 6, 7)
  • Raphael Chassin – drums (track 1, 4), percussion (track 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10)
  • Renée Largeron – vocals (track 10)

Design

Production

Recording

  • Recorded at a personal studio

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 87
Belgium (Ultratop 200 Wallonia)[9] 68

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ de Caunes, Antoine (29 October 2019). "Samuel Blumenfeld et Pomme". France Inter (in French). Archived from the original on 5 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Je sais pas danser - Pomme". Qobuz. 30 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Anxiété - Pomme". Qobuz. 27 September 2019. Archived from the original on 22 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b Cormier, Sylvain (8 November 2019). "Les failles, Pomme". Le Devoir (in French). Archived from the original on 8 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  5. ^ Locatelli, Camille (19 November 2019). "Dans la tête de Pomme". Addict Culture (in French). Archived from the original on 22 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Pomme - Les Failles". Discogs. Archived from the original on 22 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Album Les Failles, Pomme". Qobuz. Archived from the original on 22 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Pomme - Les failles". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 22 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Discographie Pomme". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 22 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.