Leonie Pernet

Ziggy Stardust by Léonie Pernet

Léonie Pernet presents new EP ‘Ziggy Stardust’ on InFiné & CryBaby → Listen

A key figure on the French indie-pop scene and proud representative of the collaboration between the InFiné & Crybaby labels, Léonie Pernet breaks with her usual habits to present two previously unreleased reinterpretations of «It Ain’t Easy» and «Rock’N’Roll Suicide» from David Bowie’s cult album, «The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars».

«2033, humanity has only five years to live. Léonie Stardust, a non-binary extraterrestrial, has taken refuge in Niger, while Africa is now a celestial body orbiting the sun. But they return with a final message of hope. ».

This is the scenario imagined by the artist, who reappropriated the album when it was commissioned by the Printemps de Bourges and Avignon Festivals. From these unanimously acclaimed first concerts comes a 2-track EP recorded live, offering a retro-futuristic, even afro-futuristic reinterpretation, skilfully blending percussion, synthesizers, bass and violin.

«Being practically a virgin to Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust myth, I approached the album rather insolently», the artist confided to Les Inrockuptibles.

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