Christine and the Queens has teamed up with Indochine band leader Nicola Sirkis for a collaborative song called “3SEX”. The track reworks Indochine’s iconic French new wave cut “3e sexe”, originally released in 1986, into a synthpop dance tune about queer liberation.
When sharing the song online, Chris posted a statement in French explaining what it means to her. “Thank you @nicolasirkis @indochinetwitt for the honor and for giving me the confidence to sing ‘3SEX’ with you, at a time when the very word freedom takes on all its meaning and urgency,” she tweeted. “Real revolutions never die. Love you!”
In the “3SEX” music video, Chris and Sirkis strut across a blank white space while dressed in black garments. When the chorus hits, the lights start to flash and reveal that they’re both standing on various 3D shapes. That’s when their innate chemistry starts to blossom, as the two join together in song and dance around with the type of untamed and unabashed moves that are shared between friends. Watch it below.
Christine and the Queens kicked off this year by dropping her surprise La Vita Nuova EP, featuring the smash hit “People I’ve been sad”, followed by a handful of cover songs and new standalone singles alike. In between, she’s spent her days (and nights) winning hearts with her live performances on programs like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Not even a pandemic-induced quarantine can stop Chris from charming fans worldwide.
Merci @nicolasirkis @indochinetwitt de m’avoir fait l’honneur et la confiance de chanter 3SEX avec toi, à un moment où le mot même de liberté reprend tout son sens et son urgence. Les vraies révolutions ne meurent jamais. Je vous embrasse! https://t.co/QtsCUcsycx pic.twitter.com/sLwpmYsGYy
— Chris (@QueensChristine) November 25, 2020