Stromae Premieres New Song “L'enfer” on TF1
- Belgian singer-songwriter Paul Van Haver, aka Stromae appeared on French TV TF1 to perform a new song “L'enfer” on January 9, 2022.
The song is the piano-backed single in which he explores themes of loneliness and depression and reveals he's had suicidal thoughts in the past.
“People often define my songs as ones with joyful music and themes that are a little darker, a little sadder,” Stromae said before performing. “It's how I see life… There is no high without low, there is no low without high. That's life.”
“L'enfer” is taken from his upcoming third studio album “Multitude”, following “Santé” released last October.
On January 13th, he dropped a new music video for the song, where he co-directed with Luc Van Haver, Coralie Barbier and Julien Soulier.
The new album is set to be released on March 4, 2022. It is his first album in nine years since the 2013 album “Racine carrée”.
The album comprises 12-track, written and produced by Stromae.
He said of the album in an interview with TF1, “[My mom] made us backpack a lot: we traveled to Mali, we traveled to Mexico, we really traveled everywhere, and she always wanted to go elsewhere. And I, in the same way, for this album I wanted to go and find different grooves: we are going to take a Chinese violin called the erhu, a harpsichord, mixed with baile Brazilian funk, and that's what I really love to do, it's mixing things up. The idea is really to take inspiration from everywhere but without being able to point a finger at a country. Because I didn't want to have a Bolivian song, a Congolese song, a Rwandan song. I think that we are all, we are all multiple, we are full of different characters, we have lots of different personalities, we are not summed up in a straitjacket, a box. My music is often defined as rather joyful with themes a little darker, a little sadder. And that's how I see life a bit: it's not completely white, not completely black; There are difficult moments, happier moments, and it is always alternating, there is no high without a low, there is no low without a top… That's life.”
Photo by Michael Ferire
- source : TF1