Since his track Smothered Mate (from the album Ivory Tower) was chosen as the soundtrack for the French national soccer team’s World Cup victory, Chilly Gonzales has gradually taken steps towards France. While waiting to take his seat at the illustrious Académie Française, he fed his soul with camembert and French literature and released, in 2023, his first album entirely written and composed in the language of Molière: FRENCH KISS.
To make this record, Chilly Gonzales befriended a new generation of French artists, mixing them with long-time friends and one of his heroes, to whom he cedes his place at the piano for the first time.
On the album, Bonnie Banane, Juliette Armanet, Christine Ott, Arielle Dombasle and Teki Latex rub shoulders, under the benevolent eye of Richard Clayderman…. The velvety and acerbic cover is signed Fabcaro.