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Christine and the Queens "Tears Can Be So Soft" New Single and Video Out Now

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Christine and the Queens release new single “Tears can be so soft,” from his forthcoming album PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE, out June 9 th via Because Music. The track, featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music, is a transcendental showcase of the mystical healing power of tears.

In the accompanying music video for “Tears can be so soft,” Chris moves through the streets of Los Angeles, completely immersed in the rhythm of the track. The video is an ode to creativity

and self-expression. Listen to “Tears can be so soft” and watch the video HERE.

On the inspiration behind the single, Chris says: “Tears can be so soft was born out of the

marriage of a Marvin Gaye sample that caught my attention, this intoxicating, elegant, almost

poised in its melancholy string arrangement.” Chris wanted a sound that would create “this deep

sense of almost womb-like, hypnotic space where the voice could soar in its loneliness,” an “interplay between the suffering that motivates tears and the gentle healing effect they can


An exhibition of Chris’s dynamic vocals in concert with his and Mike Dean’s thrilling

orchestration, the track follows the album’s debut single “To be honest”, which Pitchfork

described as “dazzlingly grand.” Chris recently gave an outstanding live performance of the

track on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The album’s second single, “True love”

(featuring 070 Shake), was praised by The New York Times as “thoroughly obsessional,” with

Stereogum proclaiming it as “truly gorgeous arena-sized art music.”

PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE is written, performed, and produced by Christine and the

Queens, with co-production by Mike Dean (Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé). The album will feature

guest appearances from powerhouses Madonna and 070 Shake. Pre-order PARANOÏA,


Christine and the Queens recently performed two electrifying sets at Coachella Valley Music

and Arts Festival and a sold-out show at The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. Christine and the

Queens are in the midst of an international tour which includes headlining shows in cities like

San Francisco and London as well as festivals like Primavera in Barcelona and Madrid,

Roskilde in Denmark and C6 Fest in Brazil (see below for full list of dates):

Live appearances announced to date:

5/19 - São Paulo, Brazil @ C6 Fest, Ibirapuera Park

5/28 - Saint-Brieuc, France @ Art Rock

6/02 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Barcelona

6/06 - Lyon, FR @ Nuits de Fourvière

6/09 - Madrid, Spain @ Primavera Madrid

6/11 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

6/17-18 - London, UK @ Meltdown Festival

6/24 - Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival

6/28 - Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival

6/30 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival

7/02 - Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter Festival

7/05 - Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival

7/06 - Luxembourg @ Neumünster Abbey

7.08 - Montréal, CAN @ Montréal Jazz Festival

7/11 - Québec, CAN @ Festival d’Été de Québec

8/05 - Cornbury Park, UK @ Wilderness Festival

8/11 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Way Out West

8/13 - Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival

8/18 - Charleville-Mézières, FR @ Cabaret Vert

8/25 - Paris, France @ Rock en Seine

8/27 - Torino, IT @ Todays Festival

9/6 - Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall

9/7 - Manchester, UK @ Academy

9/8 - Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall

9/10 - Dublin, IE @ 3Olympia Theatre

9/12 - Bruxelles, BE @ Cirque Royal

9/13 - Zurich, CH @ Unique Moments Landesmuseum

9/14 - Berlin, DE @ Verti Music Hall

9/16 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega

9/17 - Oslo, NOR @ Sentrum Scene

11/17 - Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg

11/20 - Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant

11/21 - Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini

11/23 - Marseille, FR @ Le Silo

11/25 - Lille, FR @ L’Aeronef

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