the essential The new album is expected in six weeks as suggested by a subtitle at the beginning of the clip unveiled at the end of the afternoon: “Arrival expected on 10 December”.
The video shows her on a train bringing her back from Paris, heckling with children, happy to reach Brussels. Angèle sings about her love for her hometown. Even if “we don’t have the towers of New York, we don’t have daylight six months of the year. We don’t have Beaubourg, nor the Seine. We are not the city of ‘love, but hey you see … “she hums.
The production, a tangy voice against a backdrop of electro rhythm, recalls the hits from the first album, notably “Balance ton quoi”, a title evoking the #metoo movement which has established Angèle as one of the new megaphones of feminism.
“” Brussels I love you “came to me during the first confinement, (…) it was by realizing that I was going to stay away from my city for a little while that this declaration of love was born”, explains the artist of 21 years in a press release.
She slips a little political message into this single by saying that she is opposed – like the vast majority of the Belgian population – to a possible split of the country between Dutch and French speakers. “It would be the worst nightmare (…) I lived my best stories in French and Flemish”, she sings, before letting go: “Dank u Brussel” (“Thank you Brussels”).
His album “Brol” released in 2018 sold 1.5 million copies worldwide, two thirds of which only in France, according to the agency Five Oh, who’s handling Angela’s communication. This million sales in France has earned it the “double diamond” certification, a rare thing. “Brol” was also honored as “revelation album” of the year at the Victoires de la Musique in 2019.
The singer, who has 3 million followers on Instagram, her favorite network, is also a regular at sold-out concerts. The “Brol Tour” ended in February 2020 with four sold-out dates in Paris. More than 375 people saw her in concert on about sixty dates, mainly in France and Belgium, had estimated its management last year about this tour.