This post is about the song – but there’s a film I saw probably 6-7 years ago now that it brings to mind. It was my introduction to Marion Cotillard, an actress I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with over the years (entirely one-sided, she has no idea who I am ;)), the lowest point of which was the oddly insane lift scene in Inception.
Her role in 2003’s Love Me If You Dare was the peak – a melancholy-tinged love story centred around childhood friends Julien and Sophie, whose long-standing game of ‘dare’ leads them down a path that grows increasingly dark and somewhat sinister as they move into adulthood.
The sense of a fairground waltzers-induced hazy dream evoked by this song fits with the film for me, a dance between friends as the dares are exchanged back and forth between the two:
Melody Prochet’s dream-pop debut under the name Melody’s Echo Chamber was produced by Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker and released on London label Weird World Record Co. this week. Frequently switching between her Parisien-native French and English this is one of the more dreamy tracks on an album that is a splendid array of psychedelic French pop.
Stream the full album here on Spotify.