Matthieu Chedid is the son of French singer Louis Chedid, and the grandson of the Egyptian-born French writer and poetess Andrée Chedid.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Chedid performs and records under the stage name -M- . Created as a means of overcoming his shyness on stage, the pseudonym comes from Chedid’s first initial but also refers to the similar sounding French word “aime”, meaning “love”. The character -M- is a superhero, noted for having a playful nature, and recognized for his flamboyant costumes – primarily monochrome suits with slim trousers, long jackets with upward pointed collars and glasses styled into the shape of an M. Since 1997 and his first album and tour, he has been collaborating with a number of artists, both on stage and in the recording studio.
M released his 9th album on January 25th, 2019, ‘’Lettre infinie’’.
“Lettre infinie” is an intimate album with funky sounds. Matthieu Chedid wanted to come back to his funk references, as shown on the first single ‘’Superchérie’’, produced by Thomas Bangalter, the other half of Daft Punk.
The album is thought as intimates letters that we could send to a loved one. There are 13 songs so 13 letters about his loves and his moods. The last single, ‘’Billie’’ is a tribute to his 16 years old daughter, who is part of the chorus on most of the songs of the album.
Part of his last album, out on January 2019, Lettre infinie, M released today the video clip of ‘Grand Petit Con‘ single, conducted by Michel Gondry ! M declares : ‘Certainly one of my best clips… Casual, poetic and survolté.. I’ve been dreaming for 20 years to make a clip with Michel Gondry so it’s for me a huge gift that he made me there.’