"Fichot's second release "Le Secret" was well worth the wait(...) She creates a whirling music-box world, accompanying her crystalline vocals with an acoustic world cabaret band. " - San Francisco Chronicle
"Delightful." - LA Weekly
"I dare you not to be utterly charmed." - San Luis Obispo News Times
"Fichot mixes childlike wonder with grown-up savoir-faire" - Pasadena Weekly
The musical map leading to Jessica Fichot’s second full-length album, “Le Secret”, is thrilling to say the least. The chanteuse/songwriter draws on her multi-ethnic French / Chinese / American upbringing and distills French chanson, folk, gypsy jazz, and world music into an intricate and infectious canon of songs sung in French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. With her critically-acclaimed first album “Le Chemin”, Fichot had already garnered the stamp of approval from tastemakers such as LA Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and KCRW, and toured the world –- traveling regularly throughout the U.S, and even to Mexico, China and Europe, performing on vocals, accordion and toy piano and accompanied by a fiery band of clarinet, upright bass, drums and guitar - and licensing a few songs in major movies and TV shows on the way. With “Le Secret”, sonically pristine and yet undeniably natural, she seamlessly shifts between languages and styles artfully, crafting an intriguing musical journey that beckons listeners to revisit the recording over and over, and invites them to discover her live performances.