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La vita nuova (English: The New Life) is an extended play by French singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens. The EP was released alongside an accompanying short film on 27 February 2020 through Because Music, with CD and vinyl versions to follow on 10 April 2020. It was promoted by the single “People, I’ve Been Sad” on 5 February 2020. The title track is Christine’s first song to feature lyrics in Italian since “Science Fiction” from her debut album Chaleur humaine.

Variety called the EP “arguably [her] best work to date”. NME gave the EP a perfect 5/5 score and said “Conceptually, La Vita Nuova is an astonishing feat – but even better than that, it also oozes an intensity of feeling that punches right in the gut.” They also complimented the video’s allusions to the original La Vita Nuova painting.


1. “People, I’ve Been Sad”
2. “Je disparais dans tes bras”
3. “Mountains (We Met)”
4. “Nada”
5. “La vita nuova” (featuring Caroline Polachek)
6. “I Disappear in Your Arms” (bonus track)

5 stars