Bertrand Belin (FR)
Being in the world. How does one come to terms with the idea of being here on earth, subject to the vagaries of an existence that is more surprising than we are? Being in the world, flanked by an otherness with which we must deal, for better or for worse.
This is the story of Bertrand Belin's seventh album. An ideal antidote to our anxieties and solitudes, a hybrid mixture of French-language pop that encourages intoxication of the senses and struggles. A remedy to the current banality, because it refuses all constraints. There has always been freedom since Bertrand Belin's eponymous first album in 2005. But it radiates here as if devoid of filters, ignoring the current coquetries and fog.