Not, not the slithery thing you'll find in the garden, but in the musical sense of "a song that gets stuck in your head and just won't go away".
It's "Dernière Danse", the debut solo single from Indila.
|Indila (screenshot from "Dernière Danse" official video)|
At first the song doesn't sound up to much.
It's almost as though the melody seems to be undecided as to what exactly it is and where it's going.
The production (by Indila's husband, DJ Skalp) "wanders" at times with the melody not quite knowing what it's supposed to be. But that's probably down to the oriental meets French chanson "fusion". It's a mix which lends the song a certain hypnotic feel.
Because there's a definite oriental flavour to "Dernière Danse" which make it more than the run-of-the-mill sort of French song you might well be used to hearing.
In addition, the 24-year-old (although at the moment she refuses to disclose personal details and her exact age is "whatever the person interviewing her" wishes to give her), who has already sung on releases from the likes of Youssoupha, Rohff and Soprano, also has a pretty "interesting" voice. And that's not being dismissive
What comes across initially (to some ears perhaps) as a somewhat whiny pitch (oh dear, this really isn't "selling" the song or the singer is it?) in fact develops into something very distinctive and well-suited to the unusual melody.
Indila most definitely has a sound which sets her aside from many other female artist you're likely to hear on mainstream radio stations in France.
Perhaps though the comparison to (Edith) Piaf, which she finds flattering, is a little far fetched.
Finally there are the intelligent lyrics which, as Indila says, "recount the history of a young person of foreign origin (in France) facing everyday racism and how that makes her feel."
Anyway, "Dernière Danse" has - with reason - been getting plenty of airplay and is currently at number two in the French charts, only being kept off the top by Pharrell William's "Happy".
And Indila is apparently preparing an album, also produced by her husband.
In the meantime though, here's the official clip of "Dernière Danse" which has already been viewed more than four million times on YouTube.
Give it a listen - and maybe then another.