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Listen: Michel Gondry’s Funky Pop Single “Beautiful” Featuring Spleen & Yael Naim

Listen: Michel Gondry's Funky Pop Single "Beautiful" Featuring Spleen & Yael Naim

Michel Gondry has certainly proven he can inventively cut visuals to music, directing eye-popping videos for artists like Bjork, Chemical Brothers, Beck, Kanye West, White Stripes, and more. But he has a little musical itch to scratch himself? Coming from out of nowhere, the filmmaker has just dropped a funky new single.

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Featuring Yael Naim (who launched into fame after Apple used her track “New Soul” in their campaign for MacBook Air) and rapper/beatboxer Spleen on vocals, “Beautiful” is otherwise completely written and performed by Gondry, and rides a prominent retro funk vibe. In an interview with Metro last year, Spleen said there was an album in the works, but no word if that’s still forthcoming. 

Give the track a spin below, along with a remix version. You’ll have to sign into Deezer to hear the whole thing.
   

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