Side Jams, Episode 31: Clémentine Delauney

Clémentine Delauney live.
(Photo: Claudia Chiodi.)

As one of the two lead singers for Visions of Atlantis, Clémentine Delauney provides a soaring and often operatic presence for the group’s epic symphonic metal sound which was recently captured live on the CD and Blu-ray A Symphonic Journey to Remember. She has been with the group for 7 years and is their longest serving female singer. You may have also heard her on albums by her previous group Serenity and with the Exit Eden quartet that features like-minded metal women covering pop tunes by the likes of Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Visage, and many others.

Beyond singing, Clémentine is passionate about veganism, animal welfare, and blogging about her experiences in the music business to help those seeking guidance. For this episode of Side Jams, we spoke about how she embraced her vegan diet, what inspires her passion for protecting animals and preserving our planet, and how she wants to offer insight for artists seeking to follow in her footsteps.

I Skyped with Clémentine while she was at home in Lyons, France.



2 Responses

  1. Steve

    Bryan, I enjoyed your piece on the excision of Pepe Le Pew from Space Jam, but can’t help but wonder if you missed an important angle on that story. I’ve always enjoyed the Looney Tunes characters, including their often politically incorrect (by today’s standards) personalities, but (in addition to his misogynistic tendencies) doesn’t the Le Pew character also propagate the stereotype of the unclean/smelly Frenchmen? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this possible other reason for his demise. Thanks.

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    • Bryan Reesman

      That’s a good point, Steve. Cultural stereotypes abounded then and still do now. I suspect it has more to do with his stalking than his stinky French stereotype, but that angle is well worth noting. Another informed reader mentioned all the (likely well-placed) raciness in Looney Tunes cartoons, although kids missed that stuff back then. And they did educate us about classical and opera music too. “The Simpsons” has gotten away with more in modern times, but it started life as a prime time toon. Kids today are also way more savvy than I was growing up. It’s funny how people on the left and right immediately got mad at me about cancel culture and political correctness, but sometimes a spade is a spade. Thanks for reading and your thoughts.

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