Voila is a French cover album by Belinda Carlisle, released in February 2007. It is described as "an album of classic Frenchchansons and pop standards", much different from Carlisle's previous English pop records. Although all of the songs are sung in French, interestingly many of the musicians featured on the album are Irish.
In an October 2006 press release describing the album, Carlisle said "After I moved to France, I became familiar with the classic French chansons and a lot of French pop music. I realized there was a whole world of artists and singers I was not familiar with. As I discovered all these amazing songs, I came to love this music and wanted to record some of them with a playful, contemporary feel."
Describing how music can transcend any language barrier Carlisle stated, "You don't really have to know what's being sung to know that 'Avec Les Temps' is a devastating love song. ... Read More