Have you heard of the Stromae´s phenomen ? if not, it´s a question of time until you dance or sing along on some of his top hits.
His mournful lyrics have taken him to the top of the charts in 19 European countries and his latest album has been No 1 in France for weeks. And in the last few 12 months, Stromae has appeared on the covers of numerous magazines, from the French cultural bibles TELERAMA and INROCKUPTIBLES to ELLE. And cherry on the cake, an interview on the NEW YORK TIME.
Some would say with no doubt that he belongs to a long tradition of francophone chanteurs who mix poetry and realism such as MC SOLAR and it took one song, “FORMIDABLE”, in which as you can hear, Stromae rolls the “r”, for him to be compared to fellow Belgian and Legendary JACQUES BREL.
The Brussels based rapper/singer is emerging as a chronicler of the existential crisis facing a generation of young Europeans. Dissatisfaction, lucidity, realism, wordplay, Stromae’s songs coupled with his image of a sleek dandy have triggered success and a cult following.