Palermo Hollywood - Music
A Singer-songwriter, who also plays many instruments, Benjamin Biolay is a bit of a one-man orchestra. In more than 20 years of career, he has accumulated success and awards with his own albums (from Rose Kennedy in 2001 to La Superbe in 2009, then Vengeance in 2012) and heaven knows how many collaborations for numerous major artists (Henri Salvador, Vanessa Paradis, Keren Ann, Élodie Frégé, Juliette Gréco, Françoise Hardy, etc.), loudly confirming his status as a giant of the French music scene.
Palermo Hollywood, his 10th album, strolls between Paris and Buenos Aires, all the better to weave an audio ‘pelicula’ over fourteen new tracks that bring together Ennio Morricone, French ballads, neo cubia, lyricism and Orchestras, Latin, rock percussion and electric bandoneon in a new collection of songs like so many urban tales.
Immersed in a melodic road map between the two continents, we relish in his classy and quietly sophisticated arrangements, having totally fallen under the spell of the poet songwriter.