It may come as a surprise to many of you, but the French are know for much more than just snails, cheese, and surrendering to anyone who shows up with anything sharper than a baguette. France has been home to many of the greatest artists, musicians, and composers that ever lived. Debussy, Satie, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, and 2be3 are all renowned for their compositional prowess, timeless music, and washboard abs. Except for Debussy — he had more of a keg than a six-pack.
Perhaps I’m missing the point, somewhat, and 2be3 aren’t really in the same league as the other fellows. Naturally, they seem to be lacking some of the nuances of other French composers, but they’re all very French. There’s no denying how incredibly French they are. I’m glad they were able to succeed despite their terrible handicap, but I’m not going to patronize them. Their not-so-subtle attempt to rickroll me is not nearly as charming when Rick Astley’s sultry, sensuous baritone is replaced by three Frenchmen.
I will admit, 2be3 can probably pull a lot more French women than any of those other composers ever could. From what I can tell, a lot of women were entirely turned off by many French composers, and with good reason. Satie didn’t like leaving the room to go to the bathroom, so he would poop in the corner if he really had to pinch one. Saint-Saëns used to leave rather large portions of snail in his beard for snacking on later, and Ravel wrote Bolero.
Say what you will about Toujours La Pour Toi, at least it’s not Bolero.