Sexy and unassuming, slinky cool and seductive, velvety with just the right amount of quirk. Juste Quelqu’un de Bien by Enzo Enzo is one of the most played songs in my iPod and definitely the most played francophone one. It inspired me to learn French more than Carla Bruni’s whimsical whisperings and, throughout three semesters of college French, I listened to it religiously, each time capturing a bit more of the message. Yes, Enzo, I would love to offer you that mariage téchnicolor.
The song is pure chanson, but what makes it special and distinctive is its faster pace and the interplay between the xylophone and piano, coupled with the urgent tone of the base. For 4 minutes and 8 seconds Enzo Enzo grips you effortlessly and doesn’t let you go, softly hypnotizing you with her unpretentious plea – she just wants someone, anyone, with a good heart.
In other news: if you want to hear Beirut sing Gainsbourg's La Javanaise, go here.
Enzo Enzo - Juste Quelqu'un de Bien