Anne Pigalle is beautiful. Anne Pigalle is a singer. Anne Pigalle is also the latest signing to ZTT Records… home of the stars and arbiters of public taste. She takes her name from Pigalle, the infamous red-light district in Paris (her home town), and her first single is likely to be ‘Why Does It Always Have To Be That Way’—an erotic cry from the beret. It’s certainly no flash in the pan—she has a whole album’s worth of material waiting to be released, all of it tres bien.
“My singing obviously comes from torch singing… they are love songs with a bit of drama,” she says. “I try to be different in my work and I couldn’t stand to sound the same as someone else. My songs are torch songs with a beat.”
But what did she think of the English? “They can be a little bit cold, and sometimes a bit self conscious. All the young people of England are very clothes-conscious and very aware of the way they look… so they are constantly wary, which can be a little off-putting. But in general, I prefer English boys… maybe that’s why I’m here.”
Well, she had to say that, didn’t she? But RECORD MIRROR urge you to stay tuned, because this girl is going places.