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Translation of Next Time by Soan

October 5, 2010

Here is a translation of the cracking opening track from Soan’s debut album Tant Pis which was released at the end of November last year. The album passed me by until a couple of months ago, otherwise it would have certainly been a contender for my list of the top ten albums of 2009. The […]

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Translation of Banlieue Rouge by Renaud

July 10, 2009

I always have a good workout when I translate one of Renaud’s songs – they are usually long and full of slang and imagery.

Les Banlieues Rouges “Red Suburbs” is a belt of communist-dominated suburbs which surround Paris that arose during the interwar years and reached its apogee under the Fourth Republic (Source).

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