• This sex-worker jam finds Héloïse Letissier singing of buying sex for a cheap price over an elegant groove and a staccato piano-house hook. "It's a literal interpretation," the singer said. "A note for a shag - how surprisingly soothing this can be! The power ratio runs clear, like water in your hands; it becomes a pure gesture of love, of ultimate consent."
  • The kinky video was directed by Colin Solal Cardo, who also helmed the clip for Christine and the Queens' previous single "Doesn't Matter." It shows the singer performing her daily ablutions in her apartment before she eventually leaves wearing bondage gear beneath a smart tweed suit. In an email to Vogue, Lettissier described the visual as "American Gigolo with a twist."
  • The song's sound was inspired by Bruce Springsteen. Christine explained to the BBC that when she was writing for Chris, she was obsessed by The Boss's "tender, catchy melodies." For this song, she was searching for a melody that was both "uplifting and sad."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Frankie Valli

Frankie ValliSong Writing

An interview with Frankie Valli, who talks about why his songs - both solo and with The Four Seasons - have endured, and reflects on his time as Rusty Millio on The Sopranos.

Lita Ford

Lita FordSongwriter Interviews

Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.

Music Video Director David Hogan

Music Video Director David HoganSong Writing

David talks about videos he made for Prince, Alabama, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, DMB, Melissa Etheridge and Sisters of Mercy.

Brenda Russell

Brenda RussellSongwriter Interviews

Brenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best asset.

Female Singers Of The 90s

Female Singers Of The 90sMusic Quiz

The ladies who ruled the '90s in this quiz.

American Hits With Foreign Titles

American Hits With Foreign TitlesSong Writing

What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?