Weekly Playlist #2

  1. Paramore –Misery Business
  2. Seventeen –Healing
  3. Louane – Je vole
  4. Adele – When we were young
  5. Bruno Mars – Gorilla
  6. Whitney Houston – The greatest love of all
  7. Twenty one pilots – Kitchen sink
  8. Paramore – Brick by Boring brick

 

LaFortune

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My (not so) secret obsession: Stromae

It all started a few years ago, maybe not so long ago, when I first set my eyes on the Belgian superstar. I was quietly sitting in my French class , not expecting to be attacked by greatness, when someone decided to blast the classroom with the sounds of “Papaoutai”.

Me being me, I laughed terribly at it ,jesting at the plotline of the music video that I didn’t care to understand.

However, one day in the safety of my home – I did it. My first ever stalking session where I listened and watched every STROMAE song I could find on old trusty YouTube. I began to gain a deeper understanding on why he was so popular within the European world. Continue reading “My (not so) secret obsession: Stromae”

Albums that I cannot live without

Salut mes amis,

Music is something that is very much apart of my life . From the time that I wake up to the time that I go to sleep – my favourite artists sooth and ignite me !

There are certain albums that I simply can’t live without as they are a special part of my life and their messages and beats are ingrained in my mind .

Here are just a few albums that I can’t live without : Continue reading “Albums that I cannot live without”

Album of the Week #1

Salut mes amis!

It has been a very long time since I have talked to you – It almost feels like a millennium . However, I am here now and  am here to stay. It is so funny how we all make plans but never prioritise what actually matters to us ; what will move us to a better level. Well, today I choose you. Today I am going to let all my emotions out in words . Just as songs do . The sweet, sweet melodies that spring to life by writers can stimulate growth : Expressing your emotions; harbouring a new perspective on life and relaxing your stressed out self .

Continue reading “Album of the Week #1”

French Speaking Artists You Should Listen To !

Salut mes amis !

I do not count my self as being an expect on everything and anything about the French language and it’s music . However I am an avid listener of said music and would like to share with you my current French playlist . These songs can be enjoyed by those who love the language ; those who are trying to learn the language and those who just like the sound of it . Let’s begin :

1.Stromae anything , Stromae everything

About: Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian singer, rapper and songwriter. He is originally from Laeken, in Brussels. He has established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres.

Evidently ,  Stromae (a Belgian born Dance/house artist) has a very special place in my heart for many reason that are not going to be mentioned here . Anyway , if you enjoy lively music with messages that would get you pondering about life then check him out .

https://soundcloud.com/ztmbim8vqb5m/carmen-stromae

2. Zaz

About : Isabelle Geffroy, better known by the nickname Zaz, is a French singer-songwriter who mixes jazzy styles, French variety, soul and acoustic. She is famous for her hit “Je veux”, from her first album, Zaz, released on 10 May 2010

Her voice is so soothing and the themes in her songs do get the heart and the mind screaming for more .

3. France Gall

About: France Gall is a popular French yé-yé singer. Gall was married to, and had a successful singing career in partnership with, the late French singer-songwriter Michel Hamburger, whose stage name was Michel Berger

An old favourite of mine but a love nonetheless.

4. Emmanuelle Seigner

About: Emmanuelle Seigner is a French actress, former fashion model, and singer. She is known for her roles in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Ninth Gate and Frantic.

<<I can’t get enough of this song ! >>

5. Maître Gims

About: Gandhi Djuna, better known by his stage name Maître Gims, is a French rapper. He is part of the rap group Sexion d’Assaut and he is currently developing his solo career with a major solo release, his solo album Subliminal.

A recent find of mine ! Even though I’m not really a big fan of rap I absolutely love Maître Gims’ music .

Thank you for reading and be sure to check out all the artists mentioned . 🙂

LaFortune xx

P.S What artists did I miss out ?

Sources : Wikepedia for About

French Street Style : Françoise Hardy

Inspired by : http://www.vogue.com/8271791/francoise-hardy-french-girl-style/

Salut mes amis !

Tomorrow is my French speaking exam, to be honest I am a bit worried about it. Not that I am terrible at French but it is the whole fact that I will be getting assessed on the language that I love. Hopefully , everything will go as planned and that my fears will not over take me .

As I write to you now , Françoise Hardy’s beautiful feather like voice fills my ears , lifting it up with sensations of absolute love and adoration for that Woman. I have always loved French music, any music for that matter . I love how we all grow up with a language that  we develop with full understanding or that we put to the side to explore others. The fact that we all have a way of communicating with each other in a special way , I do not know why but it’s a subject that I hold very close to my heart .

Music and art in itself is a language . A language that one uses to symbolise something that cannot be explained by words alone, rather it compliments the words/ sounds to create an emotion that hopefully everyone can understand. Maybe, that is not the point of the expression we call art , maybe it’s not that we must understand but that we must feel. Feel something deep inside that either compliments the ideas that we have been brought up with or challenges them ; not to change our believes but to strengthen them .

Today , I want to look at the styles that came about during the time of Françoise Hardy. Yes , yes . I have already touched upon the 1960’s and 1970s trends before. However, I really want to dwell on one of my style icons ,yeah you guessed it : Françoise Hardy. Ladies and Gentlemen , Hardy is the exact definition of 60’s/70’s French Fashion done right . Every photograph that I see of her back in the day , makes my jaw drop as the realisation of her stylishness reaches my Central Nervous System . I do not really feel like writing anymore as you just need to see the beauty that is her effortless style .

Ahhh, do you understand what I mean , what an absolute beauty ! If not check out more of Françoise Hardy on my Pinterest :

If you are wandering , my favourite song by Hardy is Message Personnel !

Thank you for reading ! I hope that you have gained some inspiration . 🙂

LaFortune xx

P.S Wish me luck on my French speaking exam ! or Is there a French artist that I should listen to ?

Moseart by Stromae

Saut mes amis !

Stromae, Stromae,  Stromae . Where do I begin? Stromae(Paul Van Haver )one of my all time favourite artists in the world. He is a Belgian born singer-song writer. His music literally speaks words of wisdom and joy to me . His serenading voice fills the air when I’m excited, when I’m lonely and when I am contempt with life. I seriously cannot into words how much I love this man ! The first song of his that I had heard was Papaoutai and I instantly fell in love with the messages in his music , the truth in his lyrics and the love in his heart. However my absolute favourite song is and always will be , Formidable. If you haven’t heard It yet please check it out here .

Recently, I was directed to the fact that my beloved Stromae as created a fashion line with Coralie Barbier  (his stylist). I am truly amazed about how incredible the Mosaert line is or as it is called ” Capsule 1 and 2″. Take a look for your self :

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I hope that you love the collection as much as I did ! Thank you for reading .:)

LaFortune xx

P.S What musician are you amazed by ?

.Playlist of the week.

Salut mon amie, This week I have truly embraced my addiction to music by finding dozens of new artists to obsess about. Here are a few songs that I am dying to share with you: 
 
Twenty one pilots
They are definitely in my list of my favourite bands. There lyrics speak so much truth to me it is like they were writing so that I could hear it .

Paramore

If you have seen some of my older posts you would know that I am a HUGE fan of the incredible Paramore and it shouldn’t be a surprise that I have constantly listened to them this week.


The Cab
I have only recently found out about this amazing band but i am absolutely in love with them.

The 1975

Foster the people

Fall out Boy

Bring me the Horizon


Panic at the disco

The script

James Blake

Bastille

Jake Bugg

Disclosure


Sam smith

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LaFortune xx

What are your favourite right no to listen to?