NEWS: Christine and the Queens announces new album 'PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE' & new single 'To be honest' out now

NEWS: Christine and the Queens announces new album ‘PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE’ & new single ‘To be honest’ out now

Christine and the Queens has shared details of a new album PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE, which will be released on 9 June via Because Music in 3xLP, CD and digital formats. The record’s first single, ‘To be honest’, is a raw and ethereal, synth-driven first glimpse into the French artists new long player.  It comes accompanied by a video directed by Chris shot on the English coast. Watch it below.

PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE is written, performed and produced by Christine and the Queens, with co-production by Mike Dean (Lana Del Rey, Beyonce) and guest appearances from 070 Shake and Madonna.

Chris explains: “This new record is the second part of an operatic gesture that also encompassed 2022’s Redcar les adorables étoiles. Taking inspiration from the glorious dramaturgy of Tony Kushner’s iconic play, Angels in America, Redcar felt colourful and absurd like Prior sent to his insane dream-space. The follow-up PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE is a key towards heart-opening transformation, a prayer towards the self – the one that breathes through all the loves it is made of. Prior’s real agony in Angels in America is a deep, painful becoming, a shedding of all waters and memories, that then allows angels to immerse deep too, and offer back profound, narrative-altering love – a rest in true love.” 


01. Overture

02. Tears can be so soft

03. Marvin descending

04. A day in the water

05. Full Of Life

06. Angels crying in my bed (feat. Madonna)

07. Track 10

08. Overture (feat. Mike Dean)

09. He’s been shining for ever, your son

10. Flowery days

11. I met an angel (feat. Madonna)

12. True love (feat. 070 Shake)

13. Let me touch you once (feat. 070 Shake)

14. Aimer, puis vivre

15. Shine

16. We have to be friends

17. Lick the light out (feat. Madonna)

18. To be honest

19. I feel like an angel

20. Big eye

Today’s announcement follows news that Christine and the Queens will curate the celebrated Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre between 9-18 June 2023, and give a headline performance at this year’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival on 25 March in Manchester. He will also be performing at a number of festivals worldwide, including Coachella in California, Primavera in Barcelona and Madrid and headline slots at Roskilde in Denmark and Wilderness in the UK, with more to be announced soon.

Live appearances announced to date:

3/25 – Manchester, UK @ 6 Music Festival, Victoria Warehouse

4/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

4/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

4/17 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s

4/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

4/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

5/19 – São Paulo, Brazil @ C6 Fest, Ibirapuera Park

5/28 – Saint-Brieuc, France @ Art Rock

6/02 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Barcelona

6/09 – Madrid, Spain @ Primavera Madrid

6/11 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

6/15 – Oslo, NO @ Pipfest

6/9-18 – London, UK @ Meltdown Festival 

6/25 – Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival

6/28 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival

6/30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival

7/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter Festival

7/06 – Luxembourg @ Neumunstter Abbey

8/05 – Cornbury Park, UK @ Wilderness Festival

8/13 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival 

With a new album and live performances across the globe, 2023 is shaping up to be a monumental year for the truly singular Christine and the Queens. 

Image by Paul Kooiker

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