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If you hadn’t heard, she’s actually the most popular French singer in the known world. So it’s always an event when Zaz chooses to grace us with new music; and as ever, the sultry, introspective new single ‘Qué vendrá’ (it translates to “whatever happens”) is full of surprises.
Indeed, the track has a distinctly sensual, South American vibe, with its suggestively strummed guitars, and Latin-inspired rhythms and piano riffing. And though it’s, of course, sung in French, the message is universal.
“To me this song is like a walk on the paths of life,” she explains. “The title echoes those last eight years I’ve spent on the road performing around the world, reminding me of all those encounters and learnings that ensued. To accept all our facets with their paradoxes is for me, a way to unite the polarities of our being.”
‘Qué vendrá’ is taken from her upcoming album Effet Miroir, which will be released November 16. If you’re hoping to catch her live, alas, you’ll have to wait until February – and also hop a trans-Atlantic flight. She’ll launch a 23-date European tour in Moscow on February 6, playing Paris on March 22.