Photo by Laurent Bochet
This is an interview, not a segment taken from ‘diary of a call girl’!
Amongst my favourite French things are Chanel, Lanvin, Jean Paul Gautier and now it seems French Electro is lavishing at the top of my CD collection. Artistes such as Daft Punk, Justice and the Kitsuné massive have been flourishing there for a while, but it is the elegantly harmonious album ‘Sexuality‘ by Sebastien Tellier that is having its moment to shine in my CD player at present. Yes, I said ‘CD Player’…I am an old fashioned girl at heart!
I felt it was time for me to have my own time out with Mr. Tellier, and ask him a few delish questions. Brace yourself this is a quickfire round of questions…….here goes….
Kimberleysmobiledisco: What inspired ‘Sexuality’?
Sebastien Tellier: I found inspiration in my sexual fantasies.
KMD: Do you think this album is a departure from its predecessors?
ST: For a long time I though that politics ruled the world, but two years ago I discovered that it was in fact, sex.
KMD: Who are your main influences?
ST: I have too many influences to mention them all, but Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, and Stevie Wonder are some of my major influences.
KMD: What was the first record you ever bought?
ST: It was a Jackson 5 Compilation.
KMD: What was the last record you purchased?
ST: Another compilation, by Lucio Battisti: Ancora tu
KMD: What was it like working with Guy on this album?
ST: I’d been a fan of Guy-Man for a long time. He really put a lot of effort into this album, it was perfect. In the studio, we were excited and quite serious at the same time.
KMD: How did this partnership come to fruition?
ST: Throwing ourselves into this album together was a real adventure, we didn’t really know if it was going to work or not. However, we were both happy with the finished product.
KMD: If you could work with anyone who would it be and why?
ST: Most of the people I want to work with are directors, instead of musicians. I’d really like to work with John Woo, Zach Snyder or even Micheal Mann.
KMD: Any plans to play at any UK festivals this year?
ST: I will be playing Bestival, and hopefully some others too. I’m really comfortable with the English audience.
KMD: Any plans for a UK tour in the near future?
ST: Sadly, the UK tour isn’t scheduled until the autumn, so I’m going to have to be patient.
KMD: If you could change one thing about the world right now, what would it be?
ST: My body.
KMD: You have quite an eclectic style, is it influenced by any particular designers or individuals?
ST: I try to imbue my music with a sense of mystery and craziness.
KMD: Sum up your perfect day off
ST: Relaxing with my friends, some good wine and then perhaps go out to a club or something.
KMD: What interests you outside music?
ST: Boats and TV series’.
KMD: What is your favourite film?
KMD: Do you have any regrets?
ST: Yes, I’m full of them, but I no longer have the time to think about them.
KMD: Who are your favourite bands currently?
ST: Bee Gees, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin
KMD: What do you think of the state of ‘new music’ today?
ST: It’s like the rest of the world – there’s loads of it.
KMD: If any of our readers haven’t seen you live before what can they expect from one of your shows?
ST: I’m going to try and take my audience on a huge sexual journey. I’m going to try and hide in the background, so as to avoid breaking the fantasies of the audience.
KMD: Sum yourself up in three words
ST: Cautious, cheerful and nostalgic.
KMD: What does the future hold for you?
ST: I hope to reach artistic perfection.
You gotta lurve him……now I feel like gettin’ sexual!
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