In the light of his just-released new album, My God is Blue, eccentric French artist Sébastien Tellier is the subject of director and fashion photographer Guy Aroch's latest mini documentary. Besides an interesting interaction with interviewer—model turned celebrated weather girl Lorraine Denis, Monsieur Tellier shares his philosophical thoughts on dreamscapes, the color blue, and the Loch Ness monster, unicorns and Santa Claus. Read an excerpt of this conversation below and watch the visual above.
What is the message of My God is Blue?
What I try to do is encourage people to put dreams and imagination back into the heart of society. I want people to believe in something that doesn’t exist. God? Why not? But the Loch Ness monster, unicorns and Santa Claus also work. We should accept forces that surpass us.
How do you avoid being repetitive?
I try to renew myself constantly. Between each album, I change personality, clothes, car and apartment. I try and like films I used to hate. Once I feel I’ve entered a new cycle, that I’m truly different, I know I’m ready to create a new album. Otherwise, what is the point?
What is the biggest change with this album?
For this album, I didn’t want to look at the past or look at my childhood memories. Instead, I imagined the future. I wanted to be a soothsayer, create the pop of the future. The best way to summarize the album is that it uses strength to talk about tenderness.
I wanted to convey the vision of a tiny little human standing next to an immense, bright blue tidal wave. I wanted to remind people of the minuscule-ness of human kind.
My God is Blue is out now via Record Makers.