FRENCH breakthrough act Christine And The Queens is to release her second album Chris on September 21 on Because Music.

Written, arranged and performed by Christine – real name Héloïse Letissier – this sophomore set will be available in digital and physical formats, including double CD and vinyl versions, as well as limited-edition box sets.

It forms the much-anticipated follow-up to Christine's hugely successful debut, Chaleur Humaine, released to near-universal acclaim in France in 2014 and Britain in 2016, selling more than 1.3 million copies.

"Chaleur Humaine was about teenage years, most of it," says Christine. "Loneliness, really true feelings, and there is a softness in the way I wrote as well, because I was properly introducing myself."

Chris arrives on different terms. "It gets to be a bit more exhilarating, because I get to say, okay, I've been introduced now. I get to be more confident, and it matches what happened in my life as a woman," Christine says.

The first record turned her from a reclusive, bookish young woman writing for herself into "an athlete performer, which is something I always wanted to live, but it happened". "Then suddenly I'm out in the open and I'm having more experiences, meeting people, having relationships, and stories are happening to me. All of a sudden, you're a real grown-ass woman," she says. "The second album could have been me finding a fancy producer in LA, but actually, no. I wanted to make it even more personal, if it’s possible."

The English-language version's track listing will be: Comme Si; Girlfriend (featuring Dâm-Funk); The Walker; Doesn’t Matter; 5 Dollars; Goya Soda; Damn (What Must A Woman Do); What’s-Her-Face; Feel So Good; Make Some Sense and The Stranger.