Yes, Blondino is an intriguing name. It sounds so good: fun, impertinent and bright.
Blondino actually comes from the title of a Swedish novel, The Great Blondino by Sture Dahlström. The book left Tiphaine Lozupone with an urge to shake up the rules of the game – the rules of the genre – and sing under a strange alias, the name of an icon of heartbreaking universal tales.
With her bewitching voice and supreme detachment, she has joined the ranks of today’s greatest female singers: Fiona Apple, Alison Goldfrapp, Beth Gibbons or Dark Dark Dark.
An acoustic guitar, a synthesizer, a languid piano… In short, an intentional sparseness: Blondino brilliantly succeeds in imposing her climate and creating images – freeze shots – of shimmering cities and shattered inner states with just a few sounds and strings, and a touch of electro as she explores and expresses our contemporary melancholies so magnificently.