Author: Colin

  • Histoire d’un soir: youth and escapism in 1980s French pop

    Histoire d’un soir: youth and escapism in 1980s French pop

    If there is one theme that strikes me about 80s French pop, it is the idea of the escape. Whether it’s escape from heartbreak or from the banalities of everyday life, much of the music of this time speaks to a desire to get away. Escape may be sought on a night out (La nuit;…