Vive la Fête’s brand new EP Feux d’Artifice features four covers of some of Els and Danny’s all-time favorite songs. The tracks have been recorded early 2020 and finished in the past few weeks during the lockdown at Vive la Fête’s homestudio in Belgium.
Bubblegum classic Amoureux Solitaires was originally released in 1980 by Lio. Vive la Fête played a live cover of another one of Lio’s hits, Banana Split, often during encores of their concerts. Lio once attended a VLF concert in Brussels, where Banana Split was played as well, but unfortunately nobody told Els and Danny that Lio was right there watching from the side of the stage.
Fade to Grey
Also originally from 1980, Fade to Grey was the second single by Visage, the new romantics band founded by Midge Ure and Rusty Egan. The lyrics are half french / half english, which makes it a perfect track for Els and Danny to cover. They played the song live often in the early days of Vive la Fête but never recorded it before.
Les Marionnettes dates back to 1965, when it as a big hit in France for Christophe (Daniel Bevilacque). Last year, Els and Danny worked with Christophe on a new version of the song for his duets album Christophe Etc. (Vol 2). Just before his death earlier this spring Vive la Fête finished their own version of the song, which they released as a tribute to the legacy of Christophe with a special home-made video.
Porque te Vas
The final track on Feux d’Artifice is Vive la Fête’s new version of the Spanish song Porque te Vas, best known in the 1974 version by British/Spanish singer Jeanette. Els and Danny have recorded a version of this song before, but for the new EP they made a brand new version. The video for Porque te Vas premiered on May 22 2020.
Feux d’Artifice released on all major streaming and download platforms on May 26 2020.