The video "Formidable" is one of the most innovative music videos ever. On May 22nd 2013, amateur videos were published on YouTube showing the artist seemingly drunk, stumbling around a tram station in Brussels. C'était ridicule ! Even several newspapers made an article about it. Read it here
Stromae seems amused at his stunt about being drunk and attributes it to a lack of imagination on the part of the listening public. "No one's accustomed to someone actually interpreting a song any more" he told Le Parisien.
The hip hop electronic music star, whose real name is Paul van Haver, experienced huge international success with his deubt album “Cheese” released in 2010 and its hit single “Alors on danse”. Under the pseudonym “Stromae” (a scrambled version of the word "maestro).
Watch it here (it is subtitled in English) :
Tell me what you think of his video...
- Ayo DEFORGE
* formidable - formidable /wonderful
* fort minable - so pathetic / big loser
* c’était ridicule - it was ridiculous
* alors on danse - so we dance
* francophone - French-speaking / French speaker
* anglophone - English-speaking / English speaker
* Le parisien - Parisian / someone from Paris / name of a french newspaper