Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Renaud: Toujours Debout

The full video has now emerged for the tarck Toujours Debout, the first single from the much anticipated new
album by Renaud.

 It's hard to describe the anticipation surrounding the return of Renaud, the one-time voice of a generation who fell silent due to his much-publicised battle with alcoholism.

It's fair to say that in a year that looks like it will see more than a few acts return to the stage after a few years off, the return of Renaud is probably a more significant event than any of the other acts turning back the years by picking up their guitars again.

The song's good, Renaud's wit and hunour intact after having endured his hard years,  the rock n roll flavoure reminding us of the musical roots of an artist perhaps more associated with songs like Mistral Gagnant than his more edgy rock material.

The 2016 Renaud is of course older than he is best remembered, but he looks in good form if a little fragile. His voice is a surprise, unsurprisingly worn, but in stronger and in far better shape than anyone might have expected.

His new album is released on April, coming out in a variety of formats, and is available to pre-order now.

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