Clara Luciani was crowned “female artist” during the 35th Victoires de la Musique, Friday evening, with her first album with the predestined name “Sainte-Victoire”.
This is the beautiful story of French song: far from the cliché of the meteoric start, Clara Luciani had to wait almost a year for exploding “La Grenade”, her feminist hit. “I am distraught,” commented the singer, very moved when receiving her award.
It is Clara Luciani’s second Victory, awarded as a “stage revelation” in 2019.
But the recognition was long. “Sainte-Victoire” was released in April 2018 and it took almost 12 months for “La grenade” to explode on the air. “What are you looking at? / Have you ever seen a woman fighting / Follow me / In the pale city / And I will show you / As I bite, as I bark”. Strong lyrics, on an electro frame, like the 1980s revisited, which hit home.
The title found a good echo in the context #MeToo, but also joined the current of new megaphone of feminism – what they did not seek to be elsewhere – like Angèle with “Balance ton quoi “or Suzane with” SLT “.
In the “female artist” category, she faced the favorite Angèle and Catherine Ringer.