Christine and the Queens 'potting next album'
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 November 2016
Christine and the Queens, real name Héloïse Letissier, is working on the much-anticipated follow-up to 2014's 'Chaleur Humaine'
Christine and the Queens is "plotting her next album".
The 28-year-old French singer, whose real name is Héloïse Letissier, has admitted she hates to think about the success of her debut record 'Chaleur Humaine' and is instead focusing all of her energy on writing a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed album, which was released in 2014.
She explained said: "Chaleur Humaine' was so beautiful to work on and seeing it blossom.
"But it is something I'm afraid to dwell on, because it is a debut album. It's like an introduction. 'Hello, it's me'.
"But then you need a second verse.
"I'm actually plotting the next album. Rubbing my hands together alone in my room, laughing creepily."
The 'Saint Claude' hitmaker has had an extremely successful 2016 having joined Sir Elton John on stage at London's Roundhouse for Apple Music Festival and she was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the 2016 Q Awards.
However, Héloïse won't be reflecting on the great things that have happened to her this year, because she finds she writes her best songs when she is feeling like "s***".
She told DIY magazine: "All the great things that happened to me this year, I'm trying not to think about.
"I don't want to sit on it. I want to doubt and feel like s*** so I can write songs.
"I'm exaggerating, but you see what I mean."
Meanwhile, Héloïse - who was brought up on stage by Madonna, who spanked her during her Paris 'Rebel Heart World Tour' show last year - previously admitted she'll never be the "perfect" pop star like Beyonce or Adele and has been inspired to "create a new way" to "be a woman" in the music industry.
She said: "Perfect has never been my thing, so I had to find another way. I always say on stage that I am like a broken flower compared to perfect pop singers like Beyonce, who I love, actually. I am trying to create a new version, a new way to be a woman in this industry and on stage."