Belgian singer-songwriter, rapper and musician Stromae has released his new song, “Riez”, off his third studio album, “Multitude.”
Released through Mosaert on 4 March 2022, “Multitude” is Stromae’s first studio album following his hiatus and since Racine carrée in 2013. The first single, “Santé”, was released on 15 October 2021.
Multitude also includes various music styles from different cultures, as seen in “Santé” and “L’enfer”.
Stromae is mostly known for his works in the genre of the hip hop and electronic music. Stromae came to wide public attention in 2009 with his song “Alors on danse” (from the album Cheese), which became a number one in several European countries.
In 2013, his second album Racine carrée was a commercial success, selling 2 million copies in France alone and nearly 600,000 units elsewhere. The main singles from the album include “Papaoutai” and “Formidable”. He has sold over 8.5 million records worldwide.
On 6 April 2018, Stromae released his first single in more than three years, “Défiler”, to accompany the release of “Capsule 5” a new fashion line. The song was co-composed with his brother, Luc Junior Tam. The song’s lyrics play on the meanings in the French language of the words “défiler” (“to parade/pass by,” often used to refer to models walking down a runway), “fil” (thread, line) and “filer” (to whiz by), evoking themes of modeling and superficiality; of life speeding by; and of toeing the line or hanging by a thread.
In 2019, he co-produced and provided vocals, in French, for the song “Arabesque” of the band Coldplay, for their album Everyday Life.
On November 10, 2020, during his first Live Instagram on the occasion of Mosaert’s 10th anniversary, he mentioned working on new music. Finally, on October 15, 2021 his first single in 3 years, named “Santé”, was released.
It is a song dedicated to applauding and cheering working-class people, including waitresses, a cleaning lady, etc for their dedication during COVID. It is also now identified by a dance Stromae made up specifically for the song, which can be seen in the music video. On December 8, 2021, he announced that his third studio album “Multitude” would be released on 4 March 2022.
On January 9, 2022, he unveiled a second single from the album, “L’enfer”, by performing it live during the 8pm TV news on TF1.
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