In 2017, Play Me Again
announces an unprecedented phase, both familiar and full of unexpected touches. This collection of songs tells the sequel of With Julia. The love story is over, the New York epiphany has disappeared but leaves room for a new personal and musical evolution. Julia is no longer the American lover, the fantasy made flesh, but has settled in Kid Francescoli’s hometown Marseille. "With Julia evoking the end of our story, Play Me Again talks about its transformation into a musical bond, our growing complicity in writing. Musical creation is at the forefront, our relationship evolves and that can be felt in the music." Julia becomes the creative partner, the muse, the favorite instrument of an artist at the start of a new chapter.
Produced by Simon Henner (French 79
), Play Me Again
benefits from this new but proven dynamic. Kid dares to explore new genres. The melancholic boy of the first album never really left us with his sweet voice, his cottony beats, his cinematic fixation, his vintage synths. If his musical identity has further evolved on Play Me Again
, it remains one of the most recognizable sounds on the French pop scene.