STROMAE. The Belgian singer Stromae will release his third album, called “Multitude”, in the spring, after the publication of two first singles, “Santé” and “L’enfer”.
[Mis à jour le 20 janvier 2022 à 11h44] It is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated albums of this beginning of the year: Multitude, from Stromae. His third album, the Belgian singer must release it on March 4, 2022. It will of course include the first two singles unveiled in recent days, Health, released on October 15 and Hell, published on January 9. Two previews of Multitude which have visibly aroused the curiosity of the artist’s fans: the clips of these two songs have been viewed respectively 25 and 3.6 million times on YouTube.
As for the title of the album, Multitude, Stromae explained the meaning to Anne-Claire Coudray in the TF1 newscast: “I think we are all multiple, we have lots of characters and different personalities, we are not reduced to a straitjacket or a box .” Inspired by his life, his travels and his diversity, the interpreter of Papaoutai promises “different grooves”. “I love to mix things up. The idea was really to take inspiration everywhere without pointing the finger at a country”, he explained to the 20 hours.
Stromae offers a new memorable sequence on French television. Guest of the TF1 news on Sunday January 09, 2022, the Belgian singer, after a report on his career and his long break, performed on the set of Anne-Claire Coudray an unpublished piece, baptized hell. It was by answering a question from the journalist about the loneliness, the discomfort he may have felt during these seven years of silence, that Stromae began to sing in front of the camera.
Le single hell, which evokes suicide, was also put online on all streaming listening platforms, after the passage of Stromae on TF1. This surprising interview quickly, like the song, made the rounds of social networks, where thousands of anonymous people or personalities salute the performance and genius of a long-awaited Stromae.
No offense to his detractors and various polemicists, the singer caught the attention of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). “Thank you Stromae for highlighting the difficult subject of suicide in your latest album”, he wrote in a message on Twitter in which he relayed the video of the artist on the set of Anne-Claire Coudray, Sunday evening. “So important to ask for help if you are having difficulty and to support those who need help,” adds the boss of the WHO.
Stromae’s performance on the set of 20 Heures de France 2 is obviously reminiscent of another cult moment in his career on television: in 2013, the singer split on the set of Canal+’s Grand Journal to perform his song All The same. Another sequence that took viewers by surprise and made a date in the history of French television.
Two days after his masterstroke on the TF1 JT set, Stromae unveils the clip for L’enfer, his second single from the album Multitude, expected in the spring. A minimalist video, in which we discover the Belgian singer, alone, sporting a long ponytail, a new look associated with his third album.
Struggling alone in the face of his demons, Stromae brings to life the lyrics of this song, which evokes suicidal thoughts and the fight against “guilt”. “I sometimes had suicidal thoughts. And I’m not proud of it. Sometimes we think it’s the only way to silence them. These thoughts that make us live in hell”, sings the interpreter of All The same. A rare highlight of a social subject too rarely mentioned publicly.
It is therefore the second single unveiled by Stromae: the song hell, which succeeds Santé, the first single from his forthcoming album. As we can see in the video above, it was on the set of TF1’s 20 Hours, Sunday January 09, 2022, that the singer performed this title for the first time, immediately posted on the platforms of streaming listening.
After celebrating the people on the front line in Health, Stromae evokes with hell suicide, in a serious text. “I’ve sometimes had suicidal thoughts. And I’m not proud of them. Sometimes people think that’s the only way to shut them up. These thoughts that make us live through hell. These thoughts that make me live through hell “, he sings in hell.
“I’m very happy to make this announcement, it’s been a long time, see you very soon.” Last week, Stromae confirmed their return by lifting the veil on the name and release date of their long-awaited new album: Multitude expected in stores on March 4, 2022.
In a funny video, it is a “multitude” of Stromae who announces the release date, the name of the album and returns to the few tour dates announced in recent weeks. New concert dates have also just been announced, including a show at the Accor Arena in Paris on February 24, 2022, or two concerts at Paris La Défense Arena on June 16 and 17, 2023. Find all the dates of its tour this way.
On the occasion of all these announcements, the singer Stromae performed live for the first time since his last album, on the set of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon’s American late show, surrounded by his musicians and dancers. The Belgian was able to interpret Health, first single from the album Multitude. A first live performance that gives an idea of Stromae’s new visual identity…
“How about we celebrate those who don’t celebrate.” For Stromae, good news never comes alone. After having created the surprise on Friday October 15, 2021 by picking up his audience when he woke up, at six o’clock in the morning with Health, his new song, the interpreter of Papaoutai unveiled in stride, at the end of the day, the clip that accompanies this single. Proof of the expectation around the Belgian’s new project: the video has been viewed nearly five million times in one weekend.
In the video, Stromae features the people mentioned in the lyrics of his song, Rosa, Albert, Céline or Arlette, “Airplane pilot or nurse, truck driver or air hostess, Baker or fisherman” , “those who do not celebrate”, to whom he wants to “raise [s]we drink”. Everyone starts dancing, following the instructions of the Maestro. Discover the Health clip below:
“Twitter Health!” : on social networks, to announce the surprise release of his first single, this is the formula used by Stromae. “How about we celebrate those who don’t celebrate? For once, I’d like to raise my glass to those who don’t! To those who don’t…”, sings the author, composer and Belgian performer in this piece, in which he evokes different trades, these “everyday heroes” tested by the Covid-19 pandemic: “Airplane pilot or nurse, truck driver or air hostess, Baker or fisherman.”
But does the title of this new song have another meaning? On the Internet, the term Health is very often used in association with that of Stromae, who retired from the scene in 2015 after health problems. Victim of serious side effects from a preventive anti-malaria treatment, he had to withdraw from public life. “I could not stand the treatment, it gave me hallucinations. I thought I had gone mad, I was diagnosed with psychic decompensation”, he confided in this regard to Liberation in 2017.
Le single Health is good news for admirers of the Belgian artist, who had more or less formalized the release of an album this fall, before confirming his return with its programming at the festival Rock en Seine, in August 2022 at the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, near Paris. A first concert date, the very first announced in France, almost nine years after his last album. “An event, the word is weak”, welcome the organizers of Rock en Seine. In addition, Stromae has announced the first dates of its tour, which will pass, in addition to Rock en Seine, by Les Eurockéennes on June 30, Garorock on July 7, Les Vieilles Charrues on July 14, at Festival de Poupet on July 15 and at the Cabaret Vert on August 17, 2022.
On its Twitter account, Paris La Défense Arena announces the arrival of Stromae for two exceptional concerts, on June 16 and 17, 2023. The ticket office opens in presales on December 15. Here are all the dates announced for Stromae’s new tour, on the occasion of the release of Multitude :
- Brussels – Belgium – Palais 12 – February 22, 2022
- Paris – Accor Arena – February 24, 2022
- Amsterdam – Netherlands – Afas Live – February 27, 2022
- Ruoms – Aluna Festival – June 16, 2022
- Lyon – Reversal – June 17, 2022
- Werchter – Belgium – June 19, 2022
- Belfort – The Eurockéennes – June 30, 2022
- Marmande – Garorock – July 3, 2022
- Lisbon – Portugal – NOS Alive Festival – July 6, 2022
- Bilbao – Spain – BBK Live Festival – July 8, 2022
- Liège – Belgium – Les Ardentes – July 10, 2022
- Carhaix – The Old Plows – July 14, 2022
- Saint-Malo-du-Bois – Poupet Festival – July 15, 2022
- Milan – Italy – Milano Summer Festival – July 20, 2022
- Nyon – Switzerland – Paléo Festival – July 24, 2022
- Charleville Mézières – Cabaret-Vert – August 17, 2022
- Paris – Rock en Seine – August 28, 2022
- Munich – Germany – Superbloom Festival – September 04, 2022
- Bordeaux – Arkéa Arena – March 4 and 5, 2023
- Marseille – The Dome – March 9 and 10, 2023
- Brussels – Belgium – Palais 12 – 15, 16 and 17 March 2023
- Strasbourg – Zenith – March 22, 2023
- Amneville – Galaxy – March 23 and 24, 2023
- Nantes – Zenith – March 29, 30 and 31, 2023
- Toulouse – Zenith – April 20 and 21, 2023
- Basel – Switzerland – April 26, 2023
- Geneva – Switzerland – April 27 and 28, 2023
- Lyon – Halle Tony Garnier – May 24 and 25, 2023
- Little – Arena Stade Pierre Mauroy – June 10 and 11, 2023
- Paris – La Défense Arena – June 16 and 17, 2023