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Pop Music's Weird Cousin

That's how the artist behind Christine and the Queens describes herself, although we prefer to think of her as pop music's bright future. Her evocative and danceable new album Chris explores chaos and desire, blurring the line between aggressive and vulnerable, masculine and feminine. As with her tremendous 2014 debut, Chris was produced by the artist herself and you can feel the urgency in all her musical choices. In our conversation, Christine tells the story of choosing her name after meeting a life-changing group of drag queens in London, how she reacted to landing on the cover of Time Magazine, and gives a really thoughtful explanation of her pansexual identity.

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