Christine and the Queens has collaborated with Indochine on “3SEX,” a massive rework of the latter’s ’80s French hit “3e sexe.”
The rework offers a slinkier electronic interpretation of the new wave bop. According to Christine and the Queens’ Héloïse Letissier, Indochine singer Nicola Sirkis had been thinking of “3e sexe” for some time and first reached out to Letissier last April.
“The whole world was breathing more slowly and my heart started pounding because this song tells something that is very personal to me, something that makes me want to be free,” Christine and the Queens wrote in a statement on YouTube. “Thank you Nicola for giving me the honor and the confidence to sing ‘3SEX’ with you, at a time when the very word freedom takes on all its meaning and urgency. Real revolutions never die.”
“3SEX” is the latest Christine and the Queens release since the release of her February EP La Vita Nuova and a remix EP in August. She stayed active through lockdown, sharing on Instagram covers of songs by Travis Scott, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and more.
“3SEX” will appear on a new collection of Indochine singles from 1981 to 2001, due out December 11 as part of the band’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Watch Sirkis and Letissier dance and perform “3SEX” in its stark, black-and-white music video below: