Lune Rouge (album)

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Lune Rouge
Lune Rouge by Tokimonsta.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
GenreElectronic
Length38:59
LabelYoung Art
ProducerTokimonsta
Tokimonsta chronology
Fovere
(2016)
Lune Rouge
(2017)

Lune Rouge is the third studio album[1] by American producer Tokimonsta. It was released on October 6, 2017, via Young Art Records. Produced by Tokimonsta, it features vocals of artists such as MNDR, Selah Sue, and Isaiah Rashad.[2] In December 2018, the album was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.[1][3]

Singles[edit]

The album consists of five singles released in the span of five months between June to October 2017.[4] The first single "Don't Call Me" was released on June 16, 2017. The second and third singles, "We Love" and "Bibimbap", were released on August 4 and 18 respectively. "No Way", the fourth single, was released on September 8, 2017. The album's fifth and final single was released on October 6, 2017, titled "I Wish I Could".[5]

Background[edit]

At the end of 2015, Tokimonsta was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal brain disease known as moyamoya.[6] Having undergone two brain surgeries, she was left unable to speak. After taking a break from music production, her memory returned and she began production and writing for the album.[1]

On April 6, 2018, the album's remix edition, titled Lune Rouge Remixed, was released via Young Art.[7][8] Felix Cartal, Hugo Massien, Qrion, Sofi Tukker, Alexander Lewis, Kingdom and Dâm-Funk are among the featured artists included on the album.[9][10] Tokimonsta told New York Daily News regarding the album "It represents who I am right now as an artist, how I've progressed over the many years that have passed since the last one."[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Pitchfork described Lune Rouge as having "a pleasantly everyday quality" and converting Tokimonsta's initial musical style into "streamlined pop compositions". Giving the album a 6.8 out of 10 rating, the website also noted her lack of effort in reflecting her recent struggles into the album's sound.[1] PopMatters reviewed the album as "an ambitious assembly of every disparate tool... and a resounding success," rating it with 9 stars out of 10.[12]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork6.8/10 stars
PopMatters9/10 stars

Track listing[edit]

Lune Rouge
No.TitleLength
1."Lune"3:02
2."Rouge"2:13
3."Thief" (featuring Saints)3:10
4."I Wish I Could" (featuring Selah Sue)4:26
5."We Love" (featuring MNDR)3:26
6."Bibimbap"3:22
7."NO WAY" (featuring Isaiah Rashad, Joey Purp and Ambré Perkins)3:24
8."Don't Call Me" (featuring Yuna)3:37
9."Rose's Thorn"4:24
10."Early to Dawn" (featuring Selah Sue)3:38
11."Estrange" (featuring Io Echo)4:17
Total length:38:59
Lune Rouge Remixed
No.TitleLength
1."Thief" (featuring Saints) (Penthouse Penthouse Remix)4:53
2."Don't Call Me" (featuring Yuna) (Alexander Lewis Remix)3:18
3."We Love" (featuring MNDR) (Felix Cartal Remix)3:10
4."I Wish I Could" (featuring Selah Sue) (Sofi Tukker Remix)3:49
5."Don't Call Me" (featuring Yuna) (DâM-FunK Re-Freak)3:56
6."NO WAY" (featuring Isaiah Rashad, Joey Purp & Ambré) (Kingdom Remix)3:10
7."Bibimbap" (Holly Remix)5:07
8."I Wish I Could" (featuring Selah Sue) (Ouri Remix)4:51
9."Don't Call Me" (featuring Yuna) (Hugo Massien Remix)5:04
10."NO WAY" (featuring Isaiah Rashad, Joey Purp & Ambré) (Sam von Horn & Justin Jay Remix)4:29
11."We Love" (featuring MNDR) (Qrion Remix)3:42
12."Early to Dawn" (featuring Selah Sue) (Plastic Plates Remix)5:37
Total length:51:06

Personnel[edit]

  • James Bautista — layout[13]
  • Shawn Hatfield — mastering
  • Lewis Kunstler — executive production
  • Jennifer "Tokimonsta" Lee — mixing, production
  • Max Prentis — artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ballard, Thea (October 17, 2017). "TOKiMONSTA: Lune Rouge". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  2. ^ Geslani, Michelle (2017-08-04). "TOKiMONSTA announces new album, Lune Rouge, shares single "We Love"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  3. ^ "TOKiMONSTA, Jon Hopkins and Justice nominated for Grammy Awards". Mixmag. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  4. ^ "TOKiMONSTA reveals details of 'Lune Rouge Remixed' album". Mixmag. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  5. ^ Vega, Leonardo (November 9, 2017). "TOKiMONSTA — Lune Rouge". Indie Rocks (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  6. ^ Haithcoat, Rebecca (2017-11-07). "Brain Surgery Stole Tokimonsta's Ability to Make Music. Here's How She Got It Back". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  7. ^ Distefano, Alex (2019-01-25). "10 Bands That Included Siblings at War". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  8. ^ Middleton, Ryan. "Tokimonsta Releases 'Lune Rouge Remixed' Album With Kingdom, Sofi Tukker, Dam-Funk". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  9. ^ Fleisher, Grace (2018-04-16). "TOKiMONSTA drops star-studded remix LP for 'Lune Rouge'". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  10. ^ Montes, Patrick (April 6, 2018). "TOKiMONSTA Enlists DaM-Funk, Kingdom & More for 'Lune Rouge Remixed'". Hypebeast. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  11. ^ Rowe, Amy. "TOKiMONSTA puts forth her beat-making savvy on 'Lune Rouge' after nearly losing it all". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  12. ^ Pontecorvo, Adriane (2017-11-03). "TOKiMONSTA: Lune Rouge". PopMatters. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  13. ^ "Lune Rouge - Tokimonsta". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-01-30.

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