Yelle has released a colorful new video for the title track which is now available for viewing. The video, directed by French Collective Milord and L’Etiquette, upholds the song title’s meaning, “completely crazy.”
Yelle recently released a lyric video for the “Complètement Fou” that is accompanied by a translator app. The lyric video features the French lyrics of the song with the English translation overlapping, creating a complex image. The app works to decode the video by letting the user choose whether they’d like to view the original French lyrics or the English translation by holding their phone up to the music video screen and selecting a language. The user is also able to toggle between the languages in real time.
Although “Complètement Fou” is the only video currently available for use with the app, lyric videos have been created for each song from Yelle’s forthcoming Complètement Fou album and will be published once the album has been released.
Complètement fou. If you’ve got even a barely passable grasp on functional French then you’ll know what those two words mean. Bonkers. Bananes. Completely crazy. It’s a phrase that not only goes a long way to describing the gleefully mad electronic pop of Yelle – it also applies to the group’s unusual rise. They have taken their time between neon-streaked albums, sung every fizzy song in their native tongue, poked fun at their peers, and stayed clear of trends. And now, nearly a decade after forming in 2005, they’re releasing an album produced by Dr. Luke and his team. See? Complètement Fou.
At the heart of Yelle today is the same spirit that brought the pair formerly known as Julie and Jean-François together, as great friends, in 2000. They initially called their project YEL – an acronym for “You Enjoy Life” – but the exuberant, feminized, Francofied shout they’ve taken for a moniker suits them perfectly. We yell when we are happy with the world and we yell when we’re pissed off at its ways. But we probably yell our best when we’re complètement fou.
Release Date: Sept. 30, 2014
10/14 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
11/6 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s