Monday, January 09, 2006

Axelle Red

Belgium has produced a number of famous music stars such as Maurane, Philippe Lafontaine and, of course, the legendary Jacques Brel. These artists have all come from Belgium's French-speaking community, Wallonia. More recently, the country's Dutch-speaking region, Flanders, has also proved a hotbed of musical talent, spawning a number of highly successful groups such as Clouseau and Vaya Con Dios. But now a new breed of artist has emerged on the Belgian music scene in the form of Axelle Red, a young singer who has managed to straddle the country's linguistic and cultural divide, singing in both French and Dutch. Axelle Red's smooth soul style has not only made her a huge hit in her homeland, it has also made her one of Belgium's best-selling musical exports of all time.

First time I heard her song 'Ce Matin' I immediately fell in love with her smooth style. Here is 'Ce Matin' and her biggest hit to date 'Sensualité'

Axelle Red - Ce Matin

Axelle Red - Sensualite

6 comments:

Guuzbourg said...

Axelle sang in Dutch? Rilly? I thought she only sang in French, with a few English songs here and there. Still: she's lovely, especially when she's on the soulful side.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm sorry to bother you, but I've been looking for 'Sensualité' for quite a while and couldn't find it. If you would be willing to re-upload it, I'd really appreciate it. Sorry to ask, I know it's a huge bother for you. Thanks either way!
-Kate

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm sorry to bother you, but I've been looking for 'Sensualité' for quite a while and couldn't find it. If you would be willing to re-upload it, I'd really appreciate it. Sorry to ask, I know it's a huge bother for you. Thanks either way!
-Kate

Lush said...

Sure, it's done, I've put up a new link :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Sorry for the double comment, my computer's been acting up.
-Kate

Anonymous said...

The link for ce matin seems broken.