On March 4, Belgian-Caribbean provocateur Charlotte Adigéry and her musical partner, Bolis Pupul, released their forthcoming debut album, Topical Dancer, on March 4 via Soulwax’s iconic label DEEWEE.

The album is self-proclaimed to be a rare feat of both substance and style and is both a triumph of kaleidoscopic electro-pop and “a snapshot of how we think about pop culture in the 2020s.” The duo has also announced international tour dates including North American shows kicking off on May 10th in New York City. For a complete list of dates and tour locations, check out their website!

In Topical Dancer, Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul tackle both style and substance by taking provocative subjects such as cultural appropriation, racism, social media vanity, post-colonialism and political correctness—and then confronting them on the dancefloor in “playful synth concoctions.” The talking points used as subject material for their music hit home for the two artists, both Belgians hailing from immigrant backgrounds—Charlotte with Guadeloupian and French-Martinique ancestry, and Bolis being of Chinese descent.

This self-aware approach is not new for the trailblazing artists. Last fall, the duo released lead single “Blenda,” which was inspired by Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book Why I’m Not Longer Talking To White People About Race. It’s a razor sharp and hard-hitting call to arms that references how Charlotte feels she is “a product of colonialism.” Previous singles such as “HAHA” and “Thank You” picked up a wealth of press support from the likes of The New York Times, The Guardian, NME, Pitchfork, and many more in anticipation of the release of their exceptional debut record.

You can listen to said exceptional debut album, Topical Dancer, here, for a musical experience as playful as it is punchy!

Claire Hsu Author
Claire is a recent graduate from George Fox University, where she studied English and Communication Arts. She boasts both career and volunteer experience in a variety of writing professions, including teaching, self-publishing, development writing, script-writing/screenwriting, and journalism.
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Claire Hsu Author
Claire is a recent graduate from George Fox University, where she studied English and Communication Arts. She boasts both career and volunteer experience in a variety of writing professions, including teaching, self-publishing, development writing, script-writing/screenwriting, and journalism.

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