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The other day I was talking to Erin about how she listens to super girly music. Yes, I listen to chick tunes too, but I think Erin's taste is heavier on the cutesy side (e.g., Lisa Mitchell, Polly Scatterwood). This conversation reminded me of an artist that I found a couple years ago.
The artist I was thinking of was Little, born Aurelie Nguyen. It took me a some time to find her because her name is not search engine-friendly! Perhaps because I can't read French, but I can't really find any information on her. I vaguely remember reading about her when I first found her music; my French was better then. If my memory serves me correctly, she's Parisian and of Vietnamese descent. She is (or was) signed to Source etc; her YouTube channel says she's independent.
Little's songs are melodic and charming; her voice adorable. And it certainly doesn't hurt that she sings entirely in French! I have a weakness for anything French. Listening to her music again just reminded me how much I love her and how badly I need to get my hands on her album! It's only available on the French iTunes and Amazon.
You can stream songs from her debut album on her website, littlemusic.fr, and a couple demos on her MySpace. And below, a cute little promo from 2008.