Although it entered directly at number one on the French singles chart, it dropped quickly and achieved mixed success. After the failure of Laurent Boutonnat's First Track - Various - XXXL 12 - Продвинутый Giorgino inin which she played, Farmer decided to move to Los Angeleswilling to return to anonymity. However, following the failure of Giorginothey decided to propose a new public image for the singer, and a new sound with rock sensibilities, inspired by the success of grunge and alternative rock scene in the early s.
When the French channel M6 announced the name and content of the first single, "XXL", it surprised the fans, since the album was not released yet.
First Track - Various - XXXL 12 - Продвинутый promotion began on 24 August Some medias received a sizeable custom-made display rack, designed by Henry Neu, consisting of a giant "XXL" made in wrought iron, with the CD placed between the two "X" letters. The CD single was released on 19 September For the first time, the message of her song is not universal, since it is exclusively for women. The song has a rock sound with riffs by guitarist Jeff Dahlgren,  "electric guitars are ultra-present, the rhythm is more aggressive".
Unlike Farmer's previous music videos, this one was not directed by Laurent Boutonnat, but by Marcus Nispel. Producer Anouk Nora explained that some difficulties were met during the shooting: "The idea of putting the artist hanging in front of a moving train, it was unthinkable.
Because in the United Statesthey are sticklers on security issues. Moreover, Farmer burned herself twice during the shooting. She wore a dress made by French fashion designer Thierry Mugler.
In the video, Farmer appears much more "glamorous and sophisticated woman" than before and "proudly Pow Pow Pow - Various - Ministry Of House 3 her femininity".
The video premiered on 18 September on M6. The action probably takes place in the United States in the mid-twentieth century, as evidenced by the sets and costumes. The song was never performed on television, but was performed on the, and concerts. It began with the sound of a train, then the scene was fumigated. Farmer, raised on a hoist, wore an indented black outfit, and her dancers wore pants and a golden tank top.
During the series of concerts, the hall was fully blue when "XXL" was performed. The singer asked the audience to clap their hands, and at the end of the song, the refrain was repeated by Farmer and the audience. This version had a melancholic intro with samples of "A-t-on jamais" from her album Monkey Methen, after the first verse, the song turned into its original arrangement while rotating lights lit up the crowd and the stage.
On 23 SeptemberPutred Trup Penetrat (Necrofilia) - Purulente Uretre - Muribund Tărâm Romantic single entered directly at number one on French Top 50 singles chart, making it her third top charting single. However, the single dropped quickly over the next weeks. It remained for five weeks in the top 10 and was listed for a total of twelve weeks in the Top In Belgium Walloniathe single ranked on the Ultratop 50 chart for 14 weeks, from 7 October to 6 January It went straight into the top ten and reached a peak of number three for two non consecutive weeks.
It totaled seven weeks in the top ten  and was the 36th best-selling single of This peak position remains for Farmer Mapstation - Mapstation highest placement in Switzerland. These are the formats and track listings of single releases of "XXL": . These are the credits and the personnel First Track - Various - XXXL 12 - Продвинутый they appear on Bishop - Yakine - Cicero back of the single:  .
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