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L.E.J : ELIJAY, The French phenomenon of Summer 2015

October 7, 2015

Although we are back to school, it’s always pleasurable to remember what we liked during the summer.

LEJ

You may have heard about this French group L.E.J composed of three girls : Lucie, Elisa and Juliette.

They posted a video on Youtube during which they cover some famous songs of well known artists such as Pharrel Williams, Rihanna, Major Lazer, O.T Genasis, Bruno Mars, OMI and some others.

But this 12 million- viewed video is not their first one.

Here’s their story:

These girls have known each other since their childhood, they grew up together and studied at the Radio France’s choir . Then, in 2013, they decided to create a group in order to participate in a competition organized by Tryo. They won it and started doing some shows in small cities in France. After this, they did the opening act of Pharell Williams’s show in June 2015.

Meanwhile, they posted videos on Youtube covering Macklemore, Stromae and others.

They did an acoustic cover of Liar Liar with Cris Cab:

Here’s the link :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUFeAClYZI4

What is distinguishable is their originality, their voices, their talent ! Moreover Juliette plays the cello which is something remarkable and uncommon nowadays. We are more used to hearing electro and not real instruments.

After their unexpected success with the video “Summer 2015”, they were invited to ‘Le Grand Journal’, a French program on TV.

They  have also been interviewed and said they did not expect such a euphoria.

Don’t worry if you haven’t had the chance to see them performing, they are going to play at the Olympia (one of the most famous French stages) on next 13th October.

Last but not least, they are going to release a CD toward the beginning of 2016.

Here’s a link of their video :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRctnXfqPKaB4Ywp0y94ZDg/videos

Alexandra and Alexia

 

 

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