Starting with a fun, light sound, “like you” easily grabs listener’s attention. The lyrics are laid back, but sung about finally finding that special someone after searching for so long. The energy is positive and cute, without sounding cliche. “like you” is the perfect summer-time beach song, or for anytime you need a pick-me-up. When added with a music video that will have listeners laughing out loud, the song takes on another level of cheerfulness. The video depicts a not-so-enthusiastic band, accompanied by an overly enthusiastic dancer, playing in a park before the lead singer takes off to, assumedly, track down a beautiful girl he spots. In his absence, a park-goer takes over his place in the band. By the time our protagonist catches up to the lovely lady, however, we realize he’s been chasing after her dog the whole time! The video is sure to have you laughing and the song will have you playing it again in no time. Check out both below!
Why choose between old and new? In his first album, Well Mannered Frivolity, Jean Tonique decided to take the best of both worlds.
After two EPs, he starts piecing together what will become his first album, around multiple influences, with the extensive use of talk box.
As a sound and machines maestro, Jean Tonique plays all the instruments on the album, but he selected a few guests for the vocal parts : American rapper Ciscero is on “This Feeling”, and young soul diva Keyone Starr, featured on Mark Ronson’s track “I Can’t Lose”, sings on “Grooving Machine” and “Something To Talk About”. Dabeull, from label Roche Musique is on “The Party” and Etienne de Crécy brings his immaculate techno touch to “Radio Tuning”, the only voiceless song on the album.
Jean Tonique always remains the mind behind this sonic space-trip, beginning with the take-off announcement as an intro to ’’Welcome to Paris’’ and concluding at the end of the B-Face with the all-encompassing ‘’Home’’, final landing after this journey through the night.