At their start less than a decade ago, Sylvie Hoarau and Aurélie Saada appeared as chic hippies and glittering queens of disco, offering a dizzyingly sensual cover of “Ma Benz” by NTM and a string of songs disarming in their malice and aplomb (“À bouche que veux-tu”, etc.). Obviously, we were hooked. But now, forget the bubblegum pop of Et vous, tu m’aimes?, their 2011 debut album presented with great fanfare at the Montreux Jazz Café: these intensely close Parisian artists are dropping wigs and makeup to reveal an unadorned side. With Nues, a beautiful album of California spleen from 2017, the duo address open wounds that we did not expect from these tireless party animals, with two voices singing out melancholy rather than glamor, doubt rather than languor. Brigitte’s music is royally authentic and disarming.