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For Benoît de Villeneuve 2010 is a year of change. He’s put away his electropop sound and taken out his acoustic guitar for his new album, Dry Marks of Memory. After all, Villeneuve is part of that generation that grew up listening to the greatest names of rock music. He was only 13  when he fell in love with Keith Richards’ style. This led him to draw inspiration from artists such as The Cure, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Sonic Youth or Nirvana when he was learning to play the guitar.

His new album is clearly influenced by this background, it’s a bridge between a variety of musical genres that have been part of Villeneuve’s musical training. But the artist also enriches this creative process with the input on many other musicians, who join him on the record and bring their own background and sensibility to it.

Villeneuve Feat. Liz Green - Words Of Yesterday     

Liz Green (already featured on this blog HERE) collaborated with Villeneuve on two of the tracks. On “Words Of Yesterday”, her soft velvety vocals lend themselves perfectly to the song and enhance Villeneuve’s melancholic arrangements.

Find Villeneuve on MySpace and buy his music on Villeneuve

saturday nite with… VILLENEUVE

The artist of the day is Villeneuve. His first album is called First Date and it’s now out worlwide.

On his debut album, Villeneuve succeeds in blending together a lot of different influences to create a very special formula that could be described as pop music for the ears of the 21st century.

Mélanie Pain, already known for her participation in Nouvelle Vague, lends her beautiful and delicate voice to Villeneuve’s songs.

Villeneuve - Oh No!     

Listen to more music on MySpace or on the official site here.

Buy the album on First