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.