French pop star Christine and the Queens, an alternative-electronic-pop musician who takes her inspiration from Michael Jackson is taking the world by storm. An amazing performer with impeccable androgynistic style, Christine and the Queens is gaining popularity outside of France. Last month, she performed at the Coachella music festival in California and will be working her way across the east coast on tour in May and June.
But Christine and the Queens is just a stage persona. Underneath it is Héloïse Letissier, a French singer originally from Nantes. Letissier is openly pan-sexual and often highlights gender-fluidity in her music videos, making her songs popular among the LGBT community. She dances gracefully in her videos to somewhat eerie electronic music, as she sings in both French and English.
I’m always looking for new French music to try out, so when I stumbled upon Christine and the Queens, I was ecstatic, not only because of her tunes, but also because of her quirky personality.
In this video, Christine and the Queens answers as many questions as she can in sixty seconds, like what she wanted to be when she was a kid (a clown), whether she prefers moonwalking or vogueing (vogueing), and what makes her the most angry (machismo).