Christine and the Queens: To Be Honest

The lead single from the upcoming album Paranoïa, Angels, True Love by Christine and the Queens (the project helmed by Héloïse Letissier, aka Redcar or Chris), “To Be Honest” is a synth-pop ballad that begins gently and builds dramatically until the very end. “This new record is the second part of an operatic gesture that also encompassed 2022’s Redcar les adorables étoiles,” Chris explains in a statement. “Taking inspiration from the glorious dramaturgy of Tony Kushner’s iconic play, Angels in AmericaRedcar felt colorful and absurd like Prior sent to his insane dream-space. The follow-up Paranoïa, Angels, True Love is a key towards heart-opening transformation, a prayer towards the self—the one that breathes through all the loves it is made of.” The album (set for release 9 June) will feature Madonna and 070 Shake.