Pomme (singer)

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Pomme
Born (1996-08-02) August 2, 1996 (age 23)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • autoharp
  • cello
  • omnichord
  • glockenspiel
  • double bass
Years active2015–present
LabelsPolydor
Websitepommemusic.fr

Claire Isabelle Geo Pommet (born August 2, 1996), known professionally as Pomme (French: [pɔm]) is a French singer, songwriter and musician.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Claire Pommet grew up in the Lyon area. She learned music theory from the age of 6, joined a children's choir, La Cigale de Lyon, at age 7 and learned to play the cello at age 8.[1] Her mother, teacher and believer, plays the flute; her father, a real estate agent, listened to Michel Polnareff, Serge Reggiani and Charles Aznavour; and the father of one of her friends introduced her to American folk and country music.[1][2] She is self-taught and publishes videos on the YouTube web platform.

In September 2017, at the age of 21, she performed for the first time four times at La Boule noire in Paris. In October she released her first chanson française album, titled À peu près; it is described as a mixture between pop and folk according to Salome Rouzerol-Douglas by Le Figaro; it is "very encouraging", considers Gilles Renault de Libération; while Marie-Catherine Mardi of RFI considers that "the lyrics does not convince [in its entirety]" but praises her voice.[1][2][3][4][5] The journalists of Libération and Le Figaro emphasize the quality of her live performances, during which she particularly plays the automatic harp and the guitar.

Pomme performed in the first part of the Asaf Avidan tour in autumn 2017.[5] In February 2018, she performed at the Café de la Danse in Paris, after having performed as an opening act for Louane and Vianney,[3] then took the stage in La Cigale in mid-2018 and in La Trianon in early 2019.[6]

The lyrics she writes and composes and half of the repertoire she interprets, often evoke themes related to love, death and "everyday situations that resort to romanticism" (Le Figaro).[1][3] Love, in her lyrics, is not only heterosexual, but also bisexual or homosexual; she dedicates a song to Quebec singer Safia Nolin, who used to be her partner.[1] She explains to Télérama: "I am naturally comfortable with my homosexuality, for example, using female pronouns in my songs. And I think it's important, given the amount of thank you messages I get. As a teenager, I would have also liked to recognize myself in lesbian singers".[6]

In 2020, she wins the Victoires de la Musique prize for best album of the year with her opus "les failles".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FR
[7]
BEL
(Wa)
[8]
AUT
[9]
À peu près 91 200
Les failles
  • Released: November 1, 2019
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: digital download, streaming, vinyl
68 87

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
En cavale
  • Released: January 1, 2016
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
A Peu Près - Sessions Montréalaises
  • Released: April 21, 2018
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: vinyl

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(Wa)
[8]
"Okay" (Matthieu Mendès feat. Pomme) 2013 57 Echo
"J'suis pas dupe" 2015 66 En Cavale
"Même robe qu'hier" 2017 76 À peu près
"Mon frère" (Rough Version) 2018 Non-album single
"De là-haut" (Radio Remix) À peu près
"J'attends" (feat. Ben Mazué) Les femmes idéales
"2019" 2019 Non-album single
"Je sais pas danser" Les failles
"Anxiété"

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Album Director(s)
"J'suis pas dupe" 2015 En cavale Sébastien Brodart
"Je t'emmènerais bien" Non-album single
"En cavale" En cavale
"Jane & John"
"Sans toi" 2016
"De là-haut" 2017 À peu près Marta Bevacqua
"A Lonely One"
"On brûlera"
"Pauline"
"Je sais pas danser" 2019 Les failles Vladimir Féral
"Anxiété" Hugo Pillard
  • Director information obtained from each video description on YouTube.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bonnaud, Maguelone (January 13, 2019). "Concert: on craque pour Pomme". Le Parisien (in French). Archived from the original on March 29, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Renault, Gilles (October 9, 2017). "Pomme, le fruit détendu". Libération (in French). Archived from the original on July 30, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Rouzerol-Douglas, Salomé (February 24, 2018). "La voix est libre pour la chanteuse Pomme". Le Figaro (in French). Archived from the original on May 2, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Onirisme et grands frissons avec Pomme à la Boule Noire". RockNfool (in French). September 19, 2017. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Mardi, Marie-Catherine (December 12, 2017). "L'ascension soyeuse de Pomme". RFI Musique (in French). Archived from the original on March 29, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Lehoux, Valérie (January 28, 2019). "Pomme: "Ado, j'aurais aimé pouvoir me reconnaître dans des chanteuses lesbiennes"". Télérama (in French). Archived from the original on September 21, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Pomme discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on March 30, 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Discographie Pomme". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on November 21, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Pomme - Les failles". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on November 21, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "thepaperkitesband". YouTube. Retrieved November 23, 2019.

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