Artist picture of Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

53 184 fans

Artist's Top Tracks

In a Manner of Speaking Nouvelle Vague, Camille 03:58
Love Will Tear Us Apart Nouvelle Vague, Eloisia 03:18
A Forest Nouvelle Vague, Marina Celeste 03:39
Making Plans for Nigel Nouvelle Vague, Camille 03:32
Teenage Kicks Nouvelle Vague, Melanie Pain 02:11
Dance with Me Nouvelle Vague, Melanie Pain 03:40
Just Can't Get Enough Nouvelle Vague, Eloisia 03:07
Guns of Brixton Nouvelle Vague, Camille 04:06
Blue Monday Nouvelle Vague, Melanie Pain 03:05
The Killing Moon Nouvelle Vague, Melanie Pain 03:39

Most popular release

Love Will Tear Us Apart
Just Can't Get Enough
In a Manner of Speaking
Guns of Brixton

Similar Artists

Playlists

For every mood

Biography

Launched by French producers Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin in 2003, Nouvelle Vague is a pop group renowned for its mix of bossa nova, New Wave, and Brazilian pop influences. Prior to forming the group in Paris, France, Marc Collin had established himself as an electronic musician, as well as a film composer for movies like 1998's Les Kidnappeurs. Libaux had previously performed as a solo artist, as well as a member of the band Les Objets. With Nouvelle Vague, the musicians pursued a different musical path, creating bossa nova covers of new wave classics and post-punk favorites. Featuring guest appearances from multiple female vocalists, the group's self-titled debut album, Nouvelle Vague, was released in 2004 to critical and commercial success. The album earned a silver certification in the UK and charted at Number 9 on the US Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide. Bande à Part followed in 2006 and was similarly successful, becoming a Top 40 hit in Belgium, Germany, France, Portugal, Switzerland, and America. 2009's 3 found the duo varying its approach slightly, covering another batch of 1980s songs with help not only from a roster of guest vocalists, but often the original singers who first popularized the songs, too. With 2010's Couleurs sur Paris, Nouvelle Vague focused on covering French music from the 1970s and 1980s. Several years later, the group began releasing original music with 2016's I Could Be Happy. A pair of compilation albums, Rarities and Curiosities, followed in 2019. After a 17-run with the band, Olivier Libaux passed away on September 29, 2021, at 57 years old.