K Recommends: “Supergirl” by Stereo Total

I earned a minor in French in college but I’ve never been to France or even Canada. I don’t encounter the language as often as I’d like to, but I am still enamored with French cinema and music.

I remember being treated to lyrics in English, German, French and Japanese the first time I heard the “Oh Ah!” and “Monokini” albums by Stereo Total. Near the end of the 90s, I heard their cheeky tune “C’est la mort” on our local college radio station and had to hear more.

“Supergirl” is a fun, dance-y offering and the alternating vocals taunt and tease like characters in French New Wave films or songs by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. Even if you don’t know French, or the lyrics seem a bit ridiculous, you can appreciate the lively musicality and the homage to somewhere and someone new.

A bit more lighthearted fare, this song is such a fun toe-tapper with an endearing throwback style. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling doe-eyed and donning my faux eyelashes and ennui posthaste!

(here are the lyrics since there is both French and English spoken/sung throughout)

(Song recommendation by K Weber)

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