Julien Doré


7 july 1982

Doré was born in Alès (Gard, Occitanie), and grew up in Lunel. After taking his baccalauréat littéraire at the college Louis Feuillade, he attended the École des Beaux-Arts of Nîmes for five years. He there founded the band Dig up Elvis.In 2006, he created with Guillaume de Molina the project "The Jean d'Ormesson disco suicide", "protean group" which covered pop and disco hits. In 2007, Doré was selected at the casting session in Marseille for the fifth season of the music competition Nouvelle Star, where he presented himself with a ukulele. At the beginning, he only participated in the casting to get free publicity for his band. He convinced the jury when he sang "A la faveur de l'automne" (originally by Tété). His most memorable performances and revelations were while singing "Moi... Lolita" (Alizée) and "...Baby One More Time" (Britney Spears), dance music songs, in acoustics. He won the finale against Tigane.In the slipstream of this succes the French Elle Magazine voted him one of "15 Sexiest Men" in France.

After winning Nouvelle Star he released his solo debit Ersatz (2008). The closing duet with Belgian rocker Arno shows that Doré was already exploring his own more alternative sound opposite to being just another pop singer the TV show forced him into. In 2009, he recorded a duet with Cœur de Pirate of her song, "Pour un infidèle." A video was released to promote the song, showing the two as a 1960s-era celebrity couple.[1] Also in 2009, Doré recorded the song "Helsinki" with French singer Mélanie Pain. Doré also collaborated with French chanteuse Sylvie Vartan on her 2010 album release, Soleil bleu.With his third album Løve (2013) and fourth album & (2016) he more and more evolves himself into a new romantic singer.

On the web:

- Julien's website: http://www.juliendoreofficiel.com/

If you like this, you probably like... / european counterparts:

- Xavier Naidoo (Germany)

- Rasmus Walter (Denmark)

What do we think:

DB: I have a soft spot for Julien. His bronze voice, his melancholic way of styling his music, the overall feel of securty that oozes from his songs. I guess that his fans are mostly female. Which is doing no justice to the craftsmenship Doré displays on his latest albums. He explores the extend of the less-is-more. His albums have a rare warmth and sentiment around them, Without getting boring. He is the kind of unsurpassable romantic soul that can only be heard in France.


♪♪♪ - Ersatz - 2008

♪♪ - Bichon - 2011

♪♪♪♪ - Løve - 2013

♪♪♪ - & - 2016

♪♪♪♪♪ = outstanding album, an absolute must-have
♪♪♪♪ = great album, highly recomended
♪♪♪ = nice album
♪♪ = be careful, requires listening before buying
♪ = best to be avoided


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