Interstellaires

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Interstellaires
Mylene farmer interstellaires album.jpg
Studio album by
Released6 November 2015
GenreElectronica, synth-pop
Length40:07
LabelPolydor
ProducerMartin Kierszenbaum, The Avener
Mylène Farmer chronology
Timeless 2013
(2013)
Interstellaires
(2015)
Désobéissance
(2018)
Singles from Interstellaires
  1. "Stolen Car"
    Released: 28 August 2015
  2. "Insondables (promo)"
    Released: 28 October 2015
  3. "City of Love"
    Released: 8 January 2016
  4. "C'est pas moi"
    Released: 13 June 2016

Interstellaires is the tenth studio album by French singer-songwriter Mylène Farmer. It was released on 6 November 2015 in France by Polydor Records. It is produced by Martin Kierszenbaum and The Avener.

Singles[edit]

On 18 August 2015, a new temporary site was launched, presenting a countdown whose timer was set to end on 28 August 2015, announcing Farmer's return with a brand new record. Its background pictured Farmer and British singer Sting, indicating a collaboration. On 28 August 2015, their single "Stolen Car" was available on iTunes.[1] It is a new version of a song which was originally released on Sting's 2003 Sacred Love album, Farmer's and Sting's duet hit number one on the French chart.[2]

A promo single "Insondables", was released on 28 October 2015.[3]

"City of Love" was released as the second single of the album on 8 January 2016, followed by a remix by Martin Kierszenbaum featuring Shaggy in February 2016, also peaking at number one on the French chart.

Release and promotion[edit]

On 16 September 2015, French magazine Gala announced Farmer's upcoming studio album title.[4] It was then officially confirmed on 16 September 2015 by the singer's recording label, Polydor, through its Facebook page.[5] Another temporaneous site was then launched with a timer set to the album release, as previously done with the "Stolen Car" single. Its layout pictured a nebula with flowing stars in the background and a deep, loud noise added, just like the one that could have already been heard with "Stolen Car"'s site, possibly matching the album core theme.[6]

Commercial reception[edit]

On the chart edition of 14 November 2015, Interstellaires debuted at number one on the French Album chart, performing which was then the highest weekly sales of 2015 in France, with 109,971 sales, including 6,153 downloads.[7] The next week, the album dropped to number three with 26,944 sales. At the same date, the album debuted at number one in the francophone part of Belgium (Wallonia), then dropped to number two. In both countries, it was dislodged by Johnny Hallyday's new studio album De l'amour. Interstellaires entered at a peak of number 21 in Flanders, which became the highest position for one of the singer's albums on that chart, and also charted in Germany and the Netherlands, where it peaked at number 79 and in Greece at number 70. Interstellaires also marked Farmer's debut on a Billboard chart, reaching number 9 on the World Chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Interstellaires"Mylène Farmer, Martin KierszenbaumKierszenbaum3:11
2."Stolen Car" (with Sting)Farmer, StingThe Avener3:22
3."À rebours"Farmer, KierszenbaumKierszenbaum4:11
4."C'est pas moi"Farmer, KierszenbaumKierszenbaum3:41
5."Insondables"Farmer, KierszenbaumKierszenbaum2:37
6."Love Song"Farmer, KierszenbaumKierszenbaum4:33
7."Pas d'access"Farmer, KierszenbaumKierszenbaum3:17
8."I Want You to Want Me" (Cheap Trick cover)Rick NielsenKierszenbaum3:05
9."Voie lactée"Farmer, KierszenbaumKierszenbaum3:17
10."City of Love"Farmer, Kierszenbaum, Matthew KomaKierszenbaum4:26
11."Un jour ou l'autre"Farmer, KierszenbaumKierszenbaum4:27

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold 15,000*
France (SNEP)[26] 3× Platinum 350,000[23][24][25]

*sales figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Date Label Country Format
6 November 2015 Polydor France CD, double LP

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mylène Farmer et Sting au top : "Stolen Car" numéro 1 des ventes de singles". chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Insondables – Single". Apple. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. ^ Durand, Thomas (15 September 2015). "Mylène Farmer: Un nouvel album au titre évocateur – Gala". Gala (in French). Prisma Presse. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Polydor – Timeline Photos | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
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  8. ^ "World Music: Top World Albums Chart – Billboard". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mylène Farmer – Interstellaires" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
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  11. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201546 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
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  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mylène Farmer – Interstellaires". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Mylène Farmer – Interstellaires" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Official Cyta-IFPI Charts – Top-75 Albums Sales Chart (Week: 47/2015)" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 1 December 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Mylène Farmer – Interstellaires". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
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  18. ^ "Mylene Farmer Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Rapports annueles 2015" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  20. ^ "Le Top de l'année : Top Albums Fusionnés 2015" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 14 January 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Swiss Year-end Charts 2015". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2015". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  23. ^ Théau Berthelot (31 December 2018). "Les albums 2018 : Mylène Farmer étincelle sur "Désobéissance"" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  24. ^ "Les Meilleures Ventes de CD / Albums "Tout Temps"" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  25. ^ Yohann Ruelle (14 June 2016). ""C'est pas moi" : Mylène Farmer, âme libre, explore sa fibre funk sur son nouveau single" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  26. ^ "French album certifications – Mylène Farmer – Interstellaires" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.