an oriental Carla Bruni
I like Carla but this lady is something else -French chanson tradition, Chinese folk motifs, Continental jazz and Latin notes are interwoven together into a colourful collection of songs on Jessica Fichot's debut album. The versatility of her debut Le Chemin (2007) mirrors her multicultural and multilingual background. Often accompanied by piano and accordion, recalling the rhythms of waltz, polka and cabaret music, Jessica's elegant songwriting evokes the images of 19th century Parisian coffeehouses and dance halls. 1,2,3 is a fine example of her inventive songwriting, clear vocals and a distinctly French instrumentation.