The Belgian singer Stromae was the guest of the 20 hours newspaper of TF1, this Sunday evening, to present “Hell” the new extract from his new album.
Stromae’s return to the music scene was already an event. The Belgian singer, who made a name for himself with the hits “So we dance” or “Papaoutai”, had remained silent for seven years. Tired from a two-year tour and weakened by the side effects of anti-malaria treatment, he chose to step back.
This fall, Stromae released a new single “Health” to pay tribute to frontline staff during the Covid-19 crisis. A first single from the album “Multitude” which will be released in March. On the occasion of the release of the second extract, “l’Enfer”, Straome was the guest of Anne-Claire Coudray’s diary, Sunday evening on TF1.
During the interview, the journalist asked him if by struggling for seven years against a certain discomfort, and by speaking of loneliness in his songs, music had helped him to free himself from it. Stromae then responded by singing “Hell”, his new suicide-themed single, while sitting around the 8pm table in a surprising sequence shot. A skilful staging never used at 8 p.m. TF1.
In the chorus of “Hell”, Stromae sings: “Suddenly, I sometimes had suicidal thoughts / I’m not proud of it / We sometimes think that this is the only way to silence them / These thoughts that make me live through hell “. His own words visibly moved Stromae, who sang his new title for the first time in public.
The performance of the Belgian singer was highly commented on on social networks.
#Stromae it is too strong, this masterclass live from TF1 ????
– lucas chaffard (@lucas_chaffard) January 9, 2022
#Stromae is really singing on TF1’s newscast? This guy is genuine!
– M the Damn Cinephile ud83c udfac (@CineMorgan) January 9, 2022
Anne-Claire Coudray, presenter of the 20 heures de TF1, also reacted on Twitter.
Paul Van Haver, alias Stromae, now 36, will release the album “Multitude” on March 4th. The single “Hell” was posted on music platforms in the wake of the interview. Stromae will go on tour: July 3 at the Garorock festival in Marmande (47), July 22 at the arenas in Nîmes (30), April 20 and 21, 2023 at the Zénith in Toulouse (31)