France: Anggun’s “Echo (You and I)” Released
After much speculation (and a bit of an unanticipated leak from Amazon.fr), France’s Anggun has released “Echo (You and I)”, her entry for Baku. Written by William Rousseau, Jean-Pierre Pilot, and Anggun herself, the song was mixed by Veronica Ferraro, who has collaborated with superstar David Guetta.
Listen to the track after the jump:
As for my personal thoughts, I think it’s well-sung, danceable, and catchy, although the mix feels rather frenetic (and the red herring of an opener throws me off a bit). However, all in all, I do really enjoy France’s 2012 contribution to the contest, and I have a feeling this will go over very well at the Euroclub in Baku. It’s way too early to tell how this will do on the scoreboard, but as Anggun will be attending National Finals and preview events all over Europe to promote the song (which has been rare in the past for French entries), we might have a chance to see how well she performs live.
I love how the French have been throwing such a wide variety of genres at audiences over the last few years. It’s nearly impossible to put Sébastien Tellier, Patricia Kaas, Jesse Matador, Amaury Vassili, and now Anggun in the same box. I really applaud France 3 for branching out with their artist and genre selection.