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Nouvelle Vague – I Could Be Happy

Nouvelle Vague – I Could Be Happy

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Nouvelle Vague – I Could Be Happy

2016 release from the French bossa nova band.

I Could Be Happy is Nouvelle Vague's fifth studio album.

Like their eponymous first album, it is a collection of bossa nova cover versions of 1980s new wave tracks, plus four original compositions. This is the band's first album with original compositions. Since 2011, Nouvelle Vague had stopped recording, focusing on an innovative live show created in collaboration with the mythical Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (Ceremony and Dawn of innocence,) and branching out into different projects.

The time seems right to write a new chapter in the Nouvelle Vague saga: with I Could Be Happy and live show, the band and it's coterie of female vocalists continue their time travels with a renewed alegria. Nouvelle vague by Nouvelle Vague and Some Friends is thus more of a nexus of forthcoming projects: a new album comprised of punk and post punk standards imbued with the inimitable Nouvelle Vague touch, and, for the first time, a bevy of surprising Collin/Libaux which prove that the two producers are more than prodigious arrangers.

This album was also the opportunity to gather again the pioneer singers of Nouvelle Vague: Élodie Frégé, Mélanie Pain, Liset Alea, Nadeah and to find other guests as Camille or Clara Luciani.

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