‘Tako Tsubo’, the title track of Paris Combo’s soon-to-be-released new album, is inspired by a rare condition also known as ‘broken-heart syndrome’. “But don’t worry,” says singer Belle du Berry. “Paris Combo have the cure and we are delighted to be back in Australia. We look forward to sharing the new songs with Australian audiences, as well as the old favourites of course.”
Their enigmatically titled album leads us through a varied collection of musical atmospheres, ranging from the intimacy of the live combo to more lush orchestral settings and beautiful 60s retro à la Bacharach with psychedelic overtones. As always, a mélange of musical influences underpin the infectious, toe-tapping grooves and mischievous vocals, which have become their hallmark.
Singer, Belle du Berry explains the lyrical leitmotif of this new album – suggested by the song titles, ‘Mon Anatomie’, ‘Specimen’, ‘Anémiques Maracas’, ‘ID d'Heidi’ and ‘Profil’ – is the human physique and the way emotional and physical beings interact with each other.
Get a sneak peek of tracks from the new album ahead of its February release and Paris Combo’s City Recital Hall concert on Saturday 18 March.