Blitz is his rallying cry. Four years after the light and dark of Chansons de l’innocence retrouvée, Étienne Daho composed his latest album in response to troubled times. The result? Blitz is one of his most adventurous works with its psychedelic scenes and soaring ballads. He is at the top of French pop, one of the first to use new wave minimalist and electro sounds. Daho has returned to his first love – psychedelic rock. He has been fascinated by Syd Barrett since he was a teenager, and recently discovered that he lives near the apartment where the troubled Pink Floyd genius lived. It was the push he needed to make his musical fantasies reality on Blitz, which he has described as being the album of his dreams. Three years after he played the Montreux Jazz Lab, Daho is coming back to the Festival.