Victoria + Jean

Featured Musician


Victoria spent just enough time in Stockholm to enter this life, passed through London to get an education before she discovered Paris and got to know the backgrounds of fashion and music. Then comes Brussels, her meeting with Jean, an uncommonly talented musician and latent globetrotter. The Victoria+Jean duet is born. The world is little more than a village. Together, they write songs and roam every club on the planet from New York to Rio, before recording this first album with some mythical figures. Divine Love.

One day, filled to the brim with tales, images and notes, they realize that there’s enough raw material and songs to make an album. Their first opus reflects their lives: between cities, between flights. London, Stockholm, Paris, Brussels, New York… The album sleeve mentions some of today’s greatest sound engineers, those mysterious sorcerers who toiled on some of our favourite records, including John Parish (P J Harvey), Ian Caple (Tricky, Tindersticks, Bashung), Christoffer Berg (Depeche Mode, The Knife, Fever Ray) and Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode, The Horrors), and the high priestess of mastering, Mandy Parnell. An eastern wind blows over the artwork in the form of Oleg Dou, an up and coming Russian contemporary artist.

There’s still a lot to do from Stockholm to Moscow, going through Brussels too… Victoria+Jean’s journey starts here. Divine Love. For anyone who still doubts it: love is divine.

What stands out for you as one of your favourite career highlights so far?

The fact that we got to meet so many people by doing this project, so many talented people, from Directors to artists to producers and musicians… it’s been so amazing the amount of people that said yes and that got involved to this project, we feel so honored!

What are you currently working on?

We are currently working on our new album. Our 2nd one.

How did you get started as musicians?

We sometimes wonder ourselves, were we mad to give up school and think that we could make it out be being musicians?… yes I think so, but know it’s ten years later and It’s like we can’t really think of anything else that we could possibly do better than this.

Who or what influences your music?

It’s like asking a cook his secret ingredient… Haha! He doesn’t always want to give it up!

We have a lot of influences but mostly it depends on the mood we feel at that moment.

Like for instance we’re on a process of a color mood, Blue and Red.

What is your creative process like?

It’s never similar to another.. it’s always different… there isn’t really quite a logical process, it can come easy as it can come less easy… But what I can say is that it always starts by putting yourself in front of your guitar or in front of a book with a pen.

http://www.victoriaplusjean.com/

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