French singer-songwriter to get it 'On' in Shanghai
French singer-songwriter Joyce Jonathan is back in Shanghai as part of her world tour to promote her latest album “On (We).”
The 29-year-old learned to play the piano and compose songs at the age of 7. Influenced by multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Tracy Chapman, Jonathan continued her efforts in music by taking piano and singing classes.
The French-born star began recording her first album in 2008, with guitarist Louis Bertignac from French rock band Téléphone, who was impressed by the talented young artist and decided to work with her.
That first album, “Sur mes gardes (Careful),” was eventually released in 2010 and was certified platinum in less than a year.
Such was her talent that her single “L’heure avait sonné (The time has come)” alerted the directors of the hit American series “Gossip Girl” and illustrated the soundtrack of the first episode of season four. In 2011, the chanteuse won the Francophone Breakthrough of the year category at the NRJ Music Awards.
She released another four albums including “Caractère (Character)” in 2013, “Une place pour moi (A place for me)” in 2016, “Ça Ira (It’ll be fine) Album with Mandarin” in 2017 and “On” in 2018.
The versatile singer featuring French pop and folk music is responsible for iconic tracks such as “Je ne sais pas (I don’t know),” “T’en va pas (Don’t go away)” and “Les filles d’aujourd’hui (Today’s girls).”
Jonathan later became passionate about Chinese culture because her parents used to work in China and could speak a little Chinese. The French native adapted and composed ten Mandarin singles on her album “Ça Ira.” This will be her fifth time performing in China. After Shanghai, she will take her tour to Hangzhou.
Date: May 24, 8pm
Tickets: 260 yuan
Venue: MAO Livehouse
Address: 308 Chongqing Rd S.