Christine and the Queens Announces New Album PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE, Shares “To be honest”: Stream

The new LP's collaborators include Madonna, Mike Dean, and 070 Shake

Christine and the Queens PARANOÏA ANGELS TRUE LOVE to be honest single preorder release date 2023 album
Christine and the Queens, photo by Gaelle Beri

    Christine and the Queens has revealed the first details for his latest album, PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE, which will arrive on June 9th via Because Music. The announcement was paired with the lead single from the French pop singer-songwriter’s fourth LP, “To be honest.”

    PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE was primarily written and performed by Christine and the Queens, who co-produced the album with Mike Dean following their collaboration on 2022’s Redcar les adorables étoiles. Beyond that, the singer has stepped up his star-powered support with guest features from Madonna (on two tracks!) and previous duet partner 070 Shake.

    In a statement, Chris shared that the project serves as the “second part of an operatic gesture” that began with Redcar, with both taking inspiration from Tony Kushner’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Angels in America. His two latest albums mirror the two-part stage production with the “colourful and absurd” predecessor representing the “insane dream-space” for Angels’ ailing gay protagonist, Prior, while “PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE is a key towards heart-opening transformation, a prayer towards the self” similar to the character’s “deep, painful becoming.”


    News of the new LP came with the project’s first single, “To be honest.” Full of the singer’s signature synthy splendor, the track was accompanied by a self-directed music video. Watch it below.

    Chris will support the new album with a stretch of 2023 tour dates starting in San Francisco on March 13th. The trek hits San Diego, Los Angeles, and more before jetting to South America and Europe this summer. The singer also been tapped for festival appearances throughout the year including the UK’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival in late March, Coachella in April, Glastonbury in June, and more. Tickets to the US shows are available via Stubhub, and tickets to the international dates are available via Viagogo.

    Christine and the Queens’ PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE will be released on June 9th via Because Music. Pre-orders are ongoing.


    This article has been updated to clarify Christine and the Queens co-produced the album with Mike Dean.


    Christine and the Queens PARANOÏA ANGELS TRUE LOVE artwork cover to be honest single preorder release date

    01. Overture
    02. Tears can be so soft
    03. Marvin descending
    04. A day in the water
    05. Full of Life
    06. Angels crying in my bed (feat. Madonna)
    07. Track 10
    08. Overture (feat. Mike Dean)
    09. He’s been shining for ever, your son
    10. Flowery days
    11. I met an angel (feat. Madonna)
    12. True love (feat. 070 Shake)
    13. Let me touch you once (feat. 070 Shake)
    14. Aimer, puis vivre
    15. Shine
    16. We have to be friends
    17. Lick the light out (feat. Madonna)
    18. To be honest
    19. I feel like an angel
    20. Big eye

    Christine and the Queens 2023 Tour Dates:
    03/25 — Manchester, UK @ 6 Music Festival, Victoria Warehouse
    04/13 — San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
    04/16 — Indio, CA @ Coachella
    04/18 — San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
    04/19 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
    04/23 — Indio, CA @ Coachella
    05/19 — São Paulo, BR @ C6 Fest, Ibirapuera Park
    05/28 — Saint-Brieuc, FR @ Art Rock
    06/02 — Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Barcelona
    06/09 — Madrid, ES @ Primavera Madrid
    06/09-18 — London, UK @ Meltdown Festival
    06/11 — Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
    06/15 — Oslo, NO @ Pipfest
    06/25 — Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
    06/28 — Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
    06/30 — Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/02 — Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter Festival
    07/06 — Luxembourg @ Neumunstter Abbey
    08/05 — Cornbury Park, UK @ Wilderness Festival
    08/13 — Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival