(11 / 2017)

Dita Von Teese


Why would Dita Von Teese ever sing? Because she was asked to by Sebastien Tellier.

Dita Von Teese: “I’m not a professional singer. In fact, I’m quite uneasy about recording my voice. But I do enjoy the thrill of doing things that are outside of my comfort zone. When I performed for the first time at the Crazy Horse in Paris, I invited Sebastien because I was such a fan, not daring to imagine that someday he would compose an entire album for me.

Sebastien Tellier: “When I saw Dita dance to a piece of music I had written for her, I had a feeling that her physical presence and her personality were a perfect fit with my music and I started to compose only for her. When you think that you've finally pierced Dita’s mystery, she turns out to be more than ever, a creature of dreams, totally out of reach.

Dita Von Teese shares “Rendez-vous“, the first track taken from her forthcoming self-titled debut album, due February 16th, and available for pre-order (download, vinyl, CD) here.

Rendez-vous“ says Dean de La Richardière, Tellier’s wife who wrote its lyrics, is about a woman taking control of her freedom, and of her hunger for pleasure. Imagine this woman gathered with two or three people in a hotel room in California, under the pink light of dawn, for some passionate stolen moments.

Dita Von Teese, performing striptease since 1992, is the biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Rose Lee, and is credited with bringing the art form back into the spotlight with a new sense of elegance and sophistication.