WATCH: Jean-Michel Jarre and Peaches Give You “What You Want” in Mini-Doc
Plus, Peaches plays FLOODfest Austin tonight.
Tonight, electroclash titan Peaches will appear at FLOODfest Austin as part of our official SXSW party. This morning, though, she’s coming at you from the other side of the globe, fresh off of her collaboration with electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre. The Canadian performer sings on “What You Want,” from Jarre’s forthcoming record Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise. It’s the second in a two-part set from Jarre, which finds him partnering with other musicians, including Julia Holter, Primal Scream, Sebastien Tellier, Pete Townshend, and more.
While that album’s not out until May 6, “What You Want” dropped on Friday, and this morning we’re pleased to be premiering a short film about the Peaches/Jarre collaboration. Peaches, who compares Jarre to electro pioneers Wendy Carlos and Giorgio Moroder, has a champion in Jarre, who calls her a “feminist diva.” Jarre also reveals that he wrote “What You Want” specifically for Peaches, who filled in Jarre’s “beeps and sounds and random electronic elements” (as he puts it) with her own message.
Watch the two musicians rhapsodize about one another below, then give “What You Want” a spin on Spotify.