The legendary Télépopmusik have been hard at work.
The last three years 2Square & Antipop were locked away in their studio putting together the finishing touches to what will be their third album, slated for a release in the spring/summer of 2018.
Their elegant sound is now firmly engrained in the public’s subconscious through hit singles, sold-out tours and clever sound-tracking on many high-profile advertising campaigns. Yet we should never forget that, above all, they are a band who have only ever simply strived for creative perfection. Their trajectory thus far has been exemplary – a pure case of ‘letting the music do the talking…’ During the marathon-like tour that followed the release of ‘Genetic World ’ in 2001. Télépopmusik played over 100 concerts – from Moscow, Istanbul and the Glastonbury Festival to New York and Puerto Rico.
Their second opus ‘Angel Milk ’in 2005, a delightful journey in melancholy that inspite of itself became a reference point in the crossover between European electronic music and the new US hip hop scene, went on to enjoy the same critical and commercial success worldwide.
Their previous releases, ‘try me anyway / fever ’ feat Betty Black in 2013 and “sound” feat Mark Gardener in 2014 only confirmed the fact that, without resting on their laurels, Télépopmusik had kept their unique position in forward-thinking music in the 21st century.
The band took some time out to explore other projects. Antipop has taken his successful ‘Cinemixa’ concept and DJ sets around the world, while 2Square recorded a solo project. Dumont, the third original member decided to stop making music in order to take time out to create the Gum label (Woodkid / The Shoes etc). Getting back to work with fresh ideas and ears, Antipop and 2Square have taken the time necessary to work the magic once again. The new opus features the vocal talents of Betty Black & Johanna Wedin as well as firm favourites such as Angela McCluskey & Mau. A surprise will be aboard too.
The band will be back on the road for a live tour in 2018. Their first album “Genetic World ” received critical and public acclaim following nominations at the French Victoires de la Musique Awards and the US Grammy Awards, selling more than 350.000 copies – it became one of the first French albums to boast sales in all world markets.
Simple dreamy songs with clever production that never cramped the catchy hooks, Telepopmusik were one of the first bands to take the idea of multi-collaboration with different vocalists on a single album format to perfection. Singers such as Angela McCluskey and ex-Earthling rapper Mau took tracks like ‘Breathe’ and made them their own without ever over-shadowing the unique sound of the band.