Wednesday, 29 May 2013
A remarkable video by Belgian dance artist Stromae for his new song Formidable.
Filmed entirely on hidden cameras, it apparently shows the singer in a drunken state on the rainy streets of Brussels.
The singer, seemingly heartbroken and drunk, sings to passers by and is stopped by the police, who recognise him and enquire if he is ok, they offer him a lift home and keep a close eye on him at a tram stop.
Stromae, known to his family as Paul Van Haver, initially enjoyed massive success with the song Alors On Dance in 2009, a hit across Europe. It reached number one in belgium and France and a number of other countries as well.
His debut album Cheese, released in 2010, added to his reputation both commercially and critically.
A Victoires de la Musique aWard in 2011 for Electronic/Groove/Dance Album of the Year for Cheese added to his critical credibility
He's Since collaborated with the likes of Kanye West and the Black Eyed Peas
The new video follows the track Papaoutai, both coming from his forthcoming and as-yet untitled second album.