The Bonnie & Clyde of the Belgian music scene, that’s how Danny Mommens and Els Pynoo alias Vive La Fête could be described. For nearly twenty years (!) they have climbed up on stage with a disregard to just about everything : trends, to etiquette, to ‘good taste’, grammar. For twenty years a ‘I don’t give a damm’ but with no jubileum.
You Can Sleep in my Bed
Now, the couple comes back after three years of silence with a new song: ‘You can sleep in my bed’. The song shows that Danny and Els pay relatively little attention to the current state of the pop music – ie post-hip hop everywhere – and just do their own thing.
Vintage Vive La Fête
‘You can sleep in my bed‘ is grammatically incorrect disco, plain kitsch to the smallest seam, party music a bit like faded perfume and pheromones. Men and women with perfectos and in stilettos. So in other words, vintage Vive La Fête. Like their other songs, this one sounds like a combination of drunken lightness and melancholy. We hear a grownup Els singing, naïve and from her nineteens : you feel suddenly like prey in the midst of dancing men, in the thick of the night, come then and feel free to stay with me tonight.