Mathieu Lescop, known simply as Lescop, is making waves on the French pop scene. John & Jehn, French lo-fi cult music duo based in London, released Lescop's first EP on vinyl back in November off their label Pop Noire and last Friday Kitsuné released his insanely catchy track La Foret on their Parisien II compilation. Lescop has stated that he writes his lyrics strictly in French in an attempt to reinvent French Pop music. La Foret, a song with lyrics that hover in the same air as the dark romanticism of Rimbaudian symbolism, is a perfect example: "I feel your breath brushes my neck / a loaded pistol strokes my cheek." Lescop will be playing at the Shacklewell Arms in London for the Pop Noire Party on January 24.