New Music Critique: Papa Drag

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Contact: papadrag.music@gmail.com

Web: Instagram @papa.drag

Seeking: Film/TV, Promotion, Distribution
Style: Electro Pop

Based in Paris, Papa Drag’s specialty is disco-fueled versions of songs that were originally made popular by dusky/jazzy women. He makes the songs his own by virtue of his naturally husky voice and a penchant for delivering some of the lyrics in French. On “Feeling Good” (Nina Simone) Monseur Drag invigorates the song into a club hit, which he delivers on YouTube in a pair of stilletto heels. “Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse) gets a similar treatment, building its energy nicely. Even the classic jazz-lounge standard “Fever” (Peggy Lee), though it’s a bit more sparsely mounted than Drag’s other arrangements, is just as propulsive and gives him more room to vocalize. Fingersnaps add a great touch.

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