France's biggest-selling home-grown female artist, Mylène Farmer
's eighth studio album, Bleu Noir
, is the first of her career without the input of long-term collaborator Laurent Boutonnat
. Instead, the near 50-year-old diva has assembled an array of hotshot producers including RedOne
), experimental British outfit Archive
, and Moby
on 12 tracks that combine her trademark melancholic lyrics with a slightly more commercial electro-pop sound, as on the singles "Ouis Mais... Non," "Lonely Lisa," and the title track, as well as two English-language songs, "Light Me Up" and "Inseparables."