Zaz (album)

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Zaz
Studio album by Zaz
Released 10 May 2010 (2010-05-10)
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, jazz, blues, soul, R&B
Length 38:59
Label Play On, Sony
Zaz chronology
Zaz
(2010)
Recto Verso
(2013)
Singles from Zaz
  1. "Je veux"
    Released: 10 May 2010
  2. "Le long de la route"
    Released: September 2010
  3. "La fée"
    Released: February 2011
  4. "Éblouie par la nuit"
    Released: November 2011

Zaz is the debut studio album by French singer Zaz, released on 10 May 2010 under the label Play On. It produced two hit singles: "Je veux" and "Le long de la route" which achieved success in Belgium (Wallonia). The album itself was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in the francophone countries.

Background and writing[edit]

The singer herself participated in the writing of six songs of the album, and French singer Raphaël Haroche wrote three songs.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Zaz received mixed reviews from music critics. Le Figaro said the singer's voice "upsets and wins over".[2] The editors admitted they were moved by "her small skinned side" and praised "the urban blues of "Trop sensible", or the upsetting "Port Coton" or songs with realistic accents such as "Ni oui ni non" or "Dans ma rue"".[3] Libération stated that her single "Je veux" is "between 'J'veux du soleil' by Au P'tit Bonheur and the competitive 'P'tit kawa' by Karimouche—other examples of good-natured variety supercharged for optimism." The paper also wrote that "her natural [...] compensates a register in a homely where titi-spirited jazz-world does not bother with convolutions".[4] Le Nouvel Observateur deemed "Je veux" a song with "anti-consumerism" lyrics which "immediately catches the ear". Le Parisien believed that her "songs with realistic lyrics marked the spirits... She reflects the mindset of youth, a bit tortured but full of hope".[5] L'Humanité praised a "very direct and friendly link" between the young singer and her public, saying: "Welcome to Zaz's world of good mood".[6]

More critical, Valérie Lehoux of Télérama argued that the singer has "unquestionably the vocal abilities quite unusual", but considered her album as "too broke up so we can cling, sailing without a sextant from a little dusty French song to the free variety, to a more or less dancing neo-R&B." She added that the singer remains in the demonstration and collapses under "too cumbersome and too expected" references.[7] Les Inrockuptibles gave a negative review of the album and of the lead single.[8]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Les passants" (Tryss, Isabelle Geffroy) – 3:33
  2. "Je veux" (Kerredine Soltani, Tryss) – 3:39
  3. "Le long de la route" (Geffroy, Mickaël Geraud) – 3:37
  4. "La fée" (Raphaël Haroche) – 2:53
  5. "Trop sensible" (Geffroy) – 3:59
  6. "Prends garde à ta langue" (Geffroy, Dino Cirone) – 3:41
  7. "Ni oui ni non" (Soltani, Vivian Roost, Geffroy) – 3:31
  8. "Port coton" (Haroche) – 2:56
  9. "J'aime à nouveau" (Geffroy, Geraud) – 3:50
  10. "Dans ma rue" (Jacques Datin) – 4:40
  11. "Éblouie par la nuit" (Haroche) – 2:40

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[42] Platinum 20,000x
Belgium (BEA)[43] 3× Platinum 90,000*
France (SNEP)[44] 2× Diamond 1,000,000*
Germany (BVMI)[45] 2× Platinum 400,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[46] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Russia (NFPF)[23] Platinum 10,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[47] 2× Platinum 60,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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