The media often paints Brigitte Fontaine as a peculiar character, an eccentric satirist, but we see her as a serious artist. She doesn’t fit in any box; she never puts up a façade. She’s brutally honest and raw. This is what we love about her, and what matches us and our principles. She’s 81 years old, still touring, and more punk than ever. She reminds us that art is made to disturb and excite us.
Artistically, the lyrics are incredibly well-written and relevant. Brigitte sings about urban misery, concrete, cigarettes, alcohol, and nursing homes in a raw, brutal, and almost fantastical way. She’s at a point where she can sing “I’m an old lady and I fuck your ass” without it even being vulgar. It’s funny, it’s poetic and it’s brutal.