From the Norient book Seismographic Sounds (see and order here). Stromae was unanimously praised for this performance which won the Best Clip award at the 2014 Victoires de la Musique. 13 Comments. Is the reggaeton dance «perreo» misogynist or a symbol of female empowerment? Stromae came to wide public attention in 2009 with his song "Alors on danse", which became a number one in several European countries. He’s not just releasing products to sell. Stromae " Peace or violence " D'abord Stromae et sa leçon Peace or Violence Après avoir regardé et écouté cette magnifique leçon insolite, c'est le moment de regarder le clip … Sorti en juin 2010, le premier album de Stromae s'appelle Cheese. En 2008, Stromae s'impose comme un compositeur reconnu. That’s really awkward. Twitter Stromae even went a step further: on Friday he had to do a huge TV show in France and he played drunk on the set too in order to increase the buzz and the expectations of the audience about an explanation. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2014 Gold Vinyl release of Formidable on Discogs. ‘Formidable’ The clip for this song became an internet sensation, as it was filmed on-location at the tram stop in Louiza in Brussels. [HL]: I’d like to talk more about the shooting of the video. Stromae is a Belgian born artist of Rwandan descent who is blowing up the international music scene since 2010's "Alors On Danse." [Hannes Liechti]: You have been working with Stromae for quite a time now. «For real change to occur, it is critical to acknowledge and build on the herstories of action that have been at the heart of how women have participated within the music industries or found meaningful ways to articulate and create sincere popular music identities.». Can you describe it in detail? Gregor Samsa. mosaert belgium label creative. Formidable by Stromae was the second single off Racine Carrée. Since then he’s been working as a director, mostly shooting music videos. From the Norient book Seismographic Sounds (see and order here). Music video Won European Border Breakers Award: 2011 Cheese: Won European Festival Award: 2014 Stromae … Annegreth Schärli, Artists on Front Page So basically «Formidable» was an experiment. From the Norient book Seismographic Sounds (see and order here). [JG]: We have two kinds of what we call experimental web contents. August 4, 2019 at 12:02 am. [HL]: What do you think about the fact that you reached such a huge success with a video that was not even intended to be a music video, while other music videos you’ve been making with a lot of passion and energy remain unseen by the broader public? It’s raw, rich and ruthless. What are they about? Ecouter Stromae Formidable, nouvelle chanson de Stromae - Regarder le clip Stromae "Formidable" gratuitement. How did the internet change the power dynamic in global music? Tous les mêmes (official video clip officiel) √ (racine carrée) racinecit stromae facebook stromae tw. Since the passers-by didn’t hear any music they really had the impression that he was drunk. Stromae commence sa carrière de rappeur en l'An 2000. [HL]: If it was an experiment, are you saying you weren’t aiming to create buzz with «Formidable»? Formidable, chanson Française du moment 2014. Do we care? Loneliness can feel like isolation, but also as a positive solitude by keeping distance from the worlds’ chaos. They only helped because Stromae was famous. Stromae Interview Belgian Musician Stromae On His New Album. "On a tous un bon potentiel raciste en nous, tous humains. Chino Amobi Best Clip Award: 2013 "Papaoutai" Competition Clips Won Danish Music Award: 2010 "Alors on danse" Foreign Hit of the Year Won D6bels Music Award: 2015 Stromae Artist Solo Nominated Author/Composer Won Concert Won "Meltdown" Hit Nominated "Carmen" Music video Nominated "Quand c'est?" Written by 250 scholars, journalists, bloggers and musicians from 50 countries. Stromae. Da kann ich nur die 6 geben! Stromae and his siblings (he has three brothers and one sister) were raised by their mother. But we never explained anything; we just let the video speak for itself. Jérôme Guiot directed his first short film as a final student project to complete INRACI cinema school in Brussels 2009. Stromae takes america in Seattle with a rendition of Formidable in a nautical themed bar surprise performance. Stromae wore headphones in order to be in sync and to catch the right pitch. [HL]: Have you been surprised by the result? [JG]: We did everything with hidden cameras, the whole set was invisible. We talked to Belgian music video director Jérôme Guiot about the process of creating buzz and how marketing strategies have become an integral part of producing contemporary music. The interview was held on Skype on 5.3.2015 and published first in the second Norient book Seismographic Sounds. Label: Island France - 37923953 • Format: Vinyl 7 Stromae - Formidable (2014, Gold, Vinyl) | Discogs (Live, Remix, Paroles), Stromae Défiler (B.O - Capsule n°5 Mosaert), Top 100 Musique 2014 - chansons les + populaires en 2014. Thomas Burkhalter The song entered at the number 1 spot the week of … Stromae himself looked even more desperate in that situation. The day after, all of the Belgian newspapers printed headlines like: «Drunken Stromae in the Streets.» We decided not to respond and to wait for the video to be launched. We were looking for different ways to make people discover the songs than through the usual method of sending them to the radio stations, launching a music video and waiting for the people to like it. We talked to Belgian music video director Jérôme Guiot about the process of creating buzz and how marketing strategies have become an integral part of producing contemporary music. I indeed am grateful for your walking me through this song. Belgian-Rwandan singer, rapper and songwriter, born 12 March 1985 in Brussels, Belgium. [JG]: The reactions of the people were totally reversed from what we expected. Finally we launched the video on Saturday or Sunday. Jennifer Lopez did it in Turkmenistan, Kanye West in Kazakhstan, Rod Stewart, Julio Iglesias, Ennio Morricone and Lara Fabian in Uzbekistan. Do they care? Stromae’s Formidable song and clip are quite something, but the cover by Nadia Essadiqi, alias La Bronze, is something else. They pimped their income by playing court musicians in Central Asia. 3:28. Then we planned to shoot on a busy day, in our case Monday. For sure people recognized Stromae. One was in a car, driving around the roundabout the whole time, and another one with a long lens was in a building next to the place. [HL]: You’ve had your first success with Strome on «Alors en dance» in 2010. Vinzent Preuß This was confirmed during an appearance by Stromae on the French TV show Ce soir ou jamais in which he discussed and also performed his new single "Formidable", which is about the story of a drunk man just separated from his girlfriend. Playing next. [JG]: Yes, we did. This little crappy clip became viral. Stromae’s viral music video «Formidable» reached almost 120 million YouTube hits in two years. Yesterday, Belgian singer/songwriter Stromae released le clip (the music video) to his new single “Carmen.”Stromae (verlan for maestro) came to major popularity with his song “Alors on danse,” which topped the charts in France and Belgium and peaked at 19 in the USA.A remix of this song with self-proclaimed music god Kanye West was later released in 2010. I mean, we should not hide ourselves about the goal of a music video: it’s always about spreading the music through the Internet and to make it known to other people. (Honestly, who of us has ever thought or done much about the political situation in Central Asia?) Peter Lell, Design 'wonderful') is a song by Belgian singer Stromae. The aforementioned album (which translates to "Square Root") and song have been #1 on the French and European … [JG]: I ask myself this question often because, I mean, we achieved exactly what the guy at the gas station did. YouTube, Director & Founder Norient So even for «Formidable» there was kind of a strategy behind it, although we didn’t know how it would develop. She sings it in Darija, the arabic language spoken in the Maghreb. We shot on Monday morning and somebody instantly uploaded a clip on YouTube. Initially, Stromae chose "Opsmaestro" as his stage name but later changed it to "Stromae" (an anagram of "maestro"). We had seven cameras, four Canon 5D’s and three GoPro’s. First «Les leçons de Stromae» (Stromae’s lessons): short, viral videos of him, explaining how he’s doing his songs. Onlookers recognized Stromae and thought his drunken stumbling was completely real, and the police even stopped by to offer him a ride home. This, however, is more of a moralistic fantasy than an expectation informed by reality. " Formidable " (lit. Musicians need to pay rent and taxes. We asked ourselves what people would appreciate more: a music video with real content or one with some kind of a scandal of a famous person? Later on, for the final few years of high school, Stromae was sent to Saint-Paul Godinne boarding school. But you really have to try not to come to wrong conclusions after hearing the story behind «Formidable.» It would be wrong to say in general that you shouldn’t put a lot of money in your videos to make them seen. In the clip, Stromae plays both the man and woman in a comically toxic relationship by creating a visual illusion with half his face done up in makeup and the … The music video was … Stromae’s viral music video «Formidable» reached almost 120 million YouTube hits in two years. Whenever journalists manage to uncover artists’ public or semi-private adventures of this kind in Central Asia or other postsocialist states, events follow an almost ritualised pattern: on the part of the western press, there are harsh accusations of inexcusable political ignorance to spiralling poverty, large-scale corruption, extensive exploitation, rampant nepotism and horrendous torture in the respective countries. Stromae est un musicien belge révélé en 2009 grâce à son tube "Alors on danse ". [HL]: Did you have contact with the policemen later? formidable. To perform for authoritarian rulers or their family members in the post-Soviet world has become a lucrative business among the stars and superstars of international pop. Stromae was born to a Rwandan father, Pierre Rutare, and a Belgian mother, Miranda Marie Van Haver. *~* Etwa gleich gut wie Alors On Dance.. und viiiel besser als Formidable.! Philipp Rhensius fertigdesign (Website) No less bizarre, however, is the tremendous media outrage that their musical excursions into the post-Soviet East regularly evoke in the first place. Stromae - Formidable [Lyrics HQ] Best Funniest Video. He is originally from Laeken, in Brussels. :) Ich mag es ihm gönnen.. ist ein super Musiker!! Of course, that’s frustrating and for «Formidable» we just had a lot of luck, regarding the shooting and the timing. Instagram 2020-10-07T11:48:19Z Comment by Quëën chita ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️ ️. He was just about to begin the promotion of it. Bandcamp Whatever our reasons, maintaining political opposition as a template for musicianship will tell us little about those artists that are unwilling or unable to become heroes and heroines – and that is probably about 95% of all musicians worldwide. Stromae had his breakthrough in 2009 with the song "Alors On Danse", which became a number-one hit in over ten European countries. We are a Belgian creative label mainly active in the music, fashion and audiovisual sector. Facebook That’s how we decided to let Stromae play drunk in the streets of Brussels. Stromae - … Hannes Liechti Follow. Kjo u konfirmua nga Stromae në një interviste për emisionin televiziv francez Ce soir ou jamais ne te cilin diskutoi si dhe performoi singelin e tij te ri "Formidable" e cila ka te beje me nje njeri te dehur pasi qe u nda nga e dashura. What I pinpointed about the album in particular was one song: Formidable. And all of this, unfortunately, leaves us with very little to know and say about the topic at all. How does Egyptian hip hop attempt to articulate truth to power? Sting, too, did it in Uzbekistan – and then almost again in Kazakhstan. On the other hand, the cops who approached Stromae during the shooting tried to help him, which really is not what they usually do with drunken people. "One scene of note was cut from the montage: the police came to speak to me for a second time before taking me away. That was funny. If you couldn't tell by the album name, this is a French production. Ajo tregon njerëz qe fotografojne me celulare dhe tre policë duke folur me artistin La chanson de Stromae est n° 41 dans le Top 100 2014 & est n° 20 dans le Top 100 Musiques françaises 2014 First we decided to be careful and to blur their faces, but later we got in touch and one of them even got on stage at some of Stromae’s concerts during the performance of «Formidable.» He came and arrested him towards the end of the song. Listen to Alors On Danse by Stromae, 4,963,863 Shazams, featuring on Stromae Essentials, and Variété française Replay Apple Music playlists. Klipi ishte bere nga nje kamere e fshehur e marrë më 22 maj . 3:40; Stromae - Merci. It seems quite quixotic to expect artists in this league (or artists in general, for that matter) to act as moral role models when dealing with the excesses of Central Asian sultanism and its likes. For us that seemed completely absurd: we spend thousands of Euros for producing video clips and this guy has just been an asshole for five minutes and hit as many likes as we normally do with big efforts. Besides that he was completely free to act. But instead of helping the drunken man, people filmed him and uploaded the clips on YouTube afterwards. Assistants Report. But I’ve known him for a long time now – we’ve been studying together in the cinema school – and I know that he’s really dedicated to what he’s doing. Why is a female Black Brazilian MC from a favela frightening the middle class? Certainly, somebody did it in Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan. Ecouter Formidable gratuitement. Formidable, formidable. Finally the weather was perfect: raining and super cold. The video to “Carmen”, which is an animated clip, was handled by an artist named Sylvain Chomet. Because it elevates us to the comfortable position of moral superiority from which to criticize those musicians who do not meet our expectations? Watch how cutting-edge music from Brazil to Singapore is represented in moving images. In Deutschland schon auf Platz 12 der iTunes Charts.. wenns dort ein Hit wird zieht Österreich ganz sicher nach und dann auch alle anderen! [HL]: So «Formidable» was not intended to be an official music video at first? Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Formidable - Stromae on AllMusic 2020-09-29T04:43:25Z Comment by Eddyboy. Why do you like to work with him? This, I would claim, has less to do with insights into Kanye West’s political convictions and conscience than with the tenacity with which we like to cling to the romantic idea of artists as being oppositional – as if this profession were primordially or intrinsically loaded with the task of exposing and fighting the bad in the world. Here are the … Caterina Gobbi He is originally from Laeken, in Brussels. But I apparently do. People have been accusing Stromae of strategic marketing. «Formidable» was supposed to be such a lesson, but since it turned out to be a mix between both concepts mentioned above, we decided to create a new label for this video: «ceci n’est pas un leçon» (this is not a lesson). Regarder le nouveau clip de Stromae. Sandra Passaro Why, then, do we so insistently expect political opposition from musicians, or at least «political awareness»? [Jérôme Guiot]: Because I think he’s genuine in what he’s doing. We arrived around 8 o’clock, started around 9 and finished already at 10. This was confirmed during an appearance by Stromae on the French TV show Ce soir ou jamais in which he discussed and also performed his new single " Formidable ", which is about the story of a drunk man just separated from his girlfriend. 4. Artists’ attempts at concocting convincing subterfuges are mostly bizarre in nature. Second, another format called «ceci n’est pas un clip» (this is not a clip), in which you can see him singing in front of the camera. Stromae was born to a Rwandan father, Pierre Rutare, and a Belgian mother, Miranda Marie Van Haver. That added a lot of drama to the video. Nkisi. Paul Van Haver (born 12 March 1985, Brussels), better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian musician, singer, rapper and songwriter. Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World, «‹When She Plays We Hear the Revolution›: Girls Rock Regina – A Feminist Intervention», Sean Michaels: «Kanye West plays lucrative gig for controversial Kazakhstan president» (The Guardian), Miriam Elder: «Jennifer Lopez sparks controversy with show for Turkmenistan president» (The Guardian). Very rarely do artists muster the breathtakingly paternalistic chutzpah of Sting and defend these performances as musical development aid for a culturally isolated, deprived and suffering people. After all, in the global history of music, considerably more musicians have aligned or arranged themselves with political power (even of the most dubious and violent kind) than denounced or resisted it—not only, but very often for economic reasons. It will also help us little in comprehending the relation between musicians, power and money in Central Asian thought. Because it puts us in the pleasant company of heroes and heroines, many probably decidedly more heroic than ourselves? [JG]: I wouldn’t say it that way. 3:55 Stromae - avf. He established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres. On the part of the artists, these accusations are countered with remorseful avowals of exactly this inexcusable political ignorance – either in a self-chastening variant («Had only I known, I would not have performed!»), or by blaming others («Had only my management worked properly, I would not have performed!»). That helped as well. [JG]: We’d been looking for a central location in Brussels that would feature a lot of people moving around, but only in passing. How come we seriously expect Kanye West to decline an (alleged) three million US dollar offer for playing the wedding of the Kazakh president’s grandson due to political scruples? Stromae - Formidable (ceci n'est pas une leçon) 4:54; Stromae Moules Frites. 6 years ago | 804 views. Stromae formidable (ceci n'est pas une leçon) stromae wonderful lesson leçon n° 25 disponible en digital available digitally: for. [JG]: No. ben vi mon ami, Ecouter Stromae Formidable, ecouter la nouvelle chanson du chanteur Stromae. Curators Norient Space But let’s be honest: although «Formidable» was an experiment, the success was not that surprising on the other hand. To be honest, I’m not really into his music in everyday life. Theresa Beyer It’s of course much easier to do such a thing with a famous person like Stromae. That’s how it goes today: musicians need to promote their work and as you can see Stromae is really talented at doing that. 4:00; Stromae - quand c'est ? The song was released as a digital download in Belgium on 4 June 2013 as the second single from his second studio album Racine carrée (2013). (Clip Officiel) 3:16; Stromae - Sommeil. We also had a sound engineer – hidden of course. Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West and Rod Stewart did it. لقد كنا رائعين This places them at the heart of very dirty politics. [HL]: Were there any reactions in the press the next day? 2:38; Stromae - carmen (Clip Officiel) 3:38; Stromae - humain à l'eau. The clip was made from edited hidden camera footage taken on 22 May. The second Norient book «Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World» introduces you to a contemporary world of distinct music and music videos. At the time Stromae’s second album wasn’t out yet. Said clip features the likenesses of several international celebrities. Stromae – Formidable Lyrics and English Translation; December 1, 2018; Alors On Danse – Stromae / French Lyrics and English Translation; October 28, 2018; Share this: Facebook; Twitter; Tumblr; Pinterest; Email; Reddit; Print; LinkedIn; Posted in: Belgian artists. Ecouter Stromae "Formidable". 2020-09-30T18:43:49Z Comment by Sylvester Rich. Ein super Song von Stromae! SoundCloud 2020-09-20T11:50:29Z Comment by Kamal elbadawy. [JG]: There was a guy who filmed Stromae at a gas station, sitting in his car eating something he had just bought there. This quote is taken from the article «‹When She Plays We Hear the Revolution›: Girls Rock Regina – A Feminist Intervention» published 2018 in the «IASPM@Journal». The text was published first as a very short quote in the second Norient book Seismographic Sounds. Co-Creator Norient Space Last accessed on December 4, 2020. It was important that people didn’t stay there for too long. But why not? By the way, we only outlined a rough sketch beforehand about where to start, where to stay and where to go after receiving my call. [JG]: A lot! But their relationship to money is highly ambigious. Apart from the official music videos, you’ve been and you still are releasing different video formats with him. Indeed, the video is not really expressing a world I’d like to live in. La chanson de Stromae est n° 39 dans le Top 100 2014 & est n° 19 dans le Top 100 Musiques françaises 2014, Formidable Formidable tu étais formidable , nous étions formidables , tu étais formidable , j étais fort minable!!! Her video on YouTube has over half a million hits in less than a week. Browse more videos. Stromae went through the song maybe four times, but he never sang the whole thing, just screamed parts of it. He was even covered with beer and smelled like a drunken person.