French band L’Épée’s ‘Springfield 61’ is that cool song on Emily in Paris, Season 2, Ep. 1

French band L’Épée’s ‘Springfield 61‘ showed up on the soundtrack of the latest season of the chick drama Emily in Paris this week — Emily in Paris, Season 2, Episode 1, “Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

A show that isn’t my cup of tea, but I definitely dig the music chosen for its soundtrack.

Including this track, which was played on the first episode of the new season in the scene where Emily notices Gabriel taking down the restaurant sign.

L’Épée’s ‘Springfield 61‘ is from 2019 debut album Diabolique, which came out via A records — a label owned by L’Épée member Anton Newcombe (see below).

The band itself is made up of popular French actress Emmanuelle Seigner (I idolized her in the 1988 Harrison Ford film Frantic, as she was beyond stunning), Anton Newcombe, American lead singer of the band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and French garage rock duo The Limiñanas.

 

Cover art for their Diabolique album

Seigner has already released music over the last decade in collaboration with other artists and on her own solo album, but she said in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian that she had grown up loving music from The Rolling Stones and Lou Reed, and that’s how this band feels to her.

Her dream.

Related: Listen to more superb music from Emily in Paris on Leo Sigh

Newcombe now lives in Berlin, where he prefers the European attitude to life, culture and music. (Why do you think I live in Austria?)

Listen to L’Épée’s ‘Springfield 61‘ from Emily in Paris in the animated video for the track, and on the band’s first album Diabolique.

And, yes, it definitely has a 60s feel to it.

You can follow the band on Spotify. L’Épée, by the way, means ‘The Sword’.

 

Michelle Topham