Tomber de la dernière pluie

One of my favorite new musicians is Zaz, born Isabelle Geffroy. The 21 year-old native of Tours is often compared to Edith Piaf for her heartfelt style, although she’s much jazzier than La Môme. Fittingly, I first heard “La Pluie” on a rainy day; I was totally enchanted and started looking for all of her music. Her immense joie de vivre shines through in “Je veux.” The next time I was in France, a copy of her début album, Zaz, came home with me. That album went number 1 in France and was certified diamond. All the people I’ve loaned the CD to have given it two thumbs up. She recently released a live double album, Zaz: Sans Tsu Tsou after her successful tour. She’s definitely someone to follow.

Today’s expression, tomber de la dernière pluie (tombay duh lah der-knee-air plooee), literally means “to fall with the last rain” and figuratively means to be naïve. I doubt Zaz is naïve and the way she sings about the rain makes me long for cloudy days.

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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