Of Panamanian and Mexican descent, Michelle Blades now lives in Paris, where she has found her niche at Midnight Special Records, home to some of the brightest gems in the crown of the contemporary chanson. But far from the clichés of French Touch, Blades‘ music is closer to intimate folk with American roots, a style that, album after album, has gradually taken precedence over the 4AD label’s old 80s pop sound. A rootsy marvel that ends up veering towards psychedelia, or the most heterodox pop, and an open secret that should have been uncovered by now. #folk-rock

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