Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
Record label: Kwaidan
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop
In the mid- to late 2000s, Nouvelle Vague's quirky mix of new wave and bossa nova was so popular that it became something of a cottage industry. By the end of the decade, the group's discography included covers of songs from '80s movies (2008's Hollywood Mon Amour), collaborations with the artists whose songs they covered (2009's 3), and a collection of songs sung by their rotating cast of vocalists (2011's The Singers) with diminishing returns. After an extended hiatus from recording, Nouvelle Vague reappears with I Could Be Happy, an album that attempts to remind listeners of the good old days and expand on the project's concept.