A little audacity, a lot of vocal technique: to tackle Lou Reed’s repertoire, you need both! Silly Boy Blue is preparing like a great sportswoman, breathing and stretching in her dressing room, to perform the album Transformer by the sacred rock monster, with legendary titles: Walk on the Wild Side, Perfect Day… “This album is so good writes that the best way to pay homage to him is to be as faithful as possible: a piano, a guitar, a voice and we put ourselves at the service of the work”, breathes the singer-songwriter of 27 years old, intimidated but resolute.
At the Printemps de Bourges, back to the future with David Bowie, Lou Reed and Neil Young
This show that she created at the Printemps de Bourges, and will perform again at the Festival d’Avignon (1), reveals her radiant presence. Intense and glamorous, Silly Boy Blue thrills the audience. Her velvety voice, mysterious, vibrant with spirituality, marries all the inflections of unforgettable songs. Ana Benabdelkarim forged this style listening to David Bowie – from whom she borrowed her stage name –, Elliott Smith or the Cocteau Twins, popstars of the 1970s.
Summer festivals, back-to-school tour
Eternal Lover, his second album (2), which Silly Boy Blue will present this summer at the Vieilles Charrues and at Rock en Seine before a tour at the start of the school year, is part of this melancholy and vintage vein. “I wrote the twelve songs between Paris and London and I talk a lot about love, a theme that the artists Pierre and Gilles have beautifully rendered on the cover”, smiles the young woman. English New Wave and French electro feed his ballads. Even more than its romanticism, it is its tone that we retain, sometimes veiled, sometimes limpid, always rich in emotions flying away with the melodies.