As you all know from last week’s Gratitude post, I bought Stromae’s music on Amazon. I am loving the CDs and listen to them while I do my chores around the house. Today I am going to share with you some of my favourite songs created by this Belgian musician. Even though the singing is in French, it is well worth it listening to the music and watching his videos – which are imaginative and creative.
The first song I will share with you, is the first of his songs that I listened to. A few years ago, a group of us were talking in the staffroom during lunch about music and his song Papaoutai was mentioned. As soon as I got home that evening, I searched for the song on YouTube and could not help adding it to my playlist. The song talks about absent fathers and suggests what a young boy would feel when his father is not around to spend time with him.
I enjoy the song Alors On Danse . Not only do I enjoy the beat to this song (it sounds good played loud!), but the video is thought provoking.
Another thought provoking song is Carmen. A song in the style of a well-known song from the opera Carmen, we are encouraged to think about our use of the social media platform Twitter. This video has English sub-titles so you can follow what he is singing.
The last song I will share with you is Tous Les Memes – a song which suggests that we are all the same. I love the video for the song – he definitely thinks differently to many of the people out there who create music videos.
He is definitely Formidable (another of his tracks) and I never tire of listening to his songs.
Which of Stromae’s songs do you prefer?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018