Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Johnny Hallyday:Un Tableau de Hopper

A new single release by Johnny Hallyday, with the track Un Tableau de Hopper getting some much deserved attention.

It's the third track to be released from his L'Attente album, which came out towards the end of last year.

Two preceding tracks were the title track L'Attente and 20 ans, and the album's enjoyed good sales, probably as a result of its release during his extensive tour for his preceding album Jamais Seul.

The new single, written by Emmanuelle Cosso, Jérôme Attal and Daran, refers to American painter Edward Hopper. Hopper was famous for his detailed paintings of the common features of everyday life in the USA and its inhabitants.

One of his most famous works was Nighthawks, a cinematic representation of customers at a late night diner in a city.

Hallyday's song reminds me a bit of one of his other tributes to another American icon, Tennessee Williams, in his song Quelque Chose de Tennessee.

Hallyday turns 70 this summer, and marks the occasion with a series of shows at the Bercy arena in Paris on the 14th , 15th and 16th of June. The second night show, on the actual date of his birthday, is to be shown live on TF1 as part of a special evening dedicated to Hallyday.

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