Isa Somparé – LE MONDE EST FOU (the World Is Mad) [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Playful, Mixed, Chic

Tell us a few things about your album “Le Monde Est Fou”.

That album is born during the quarantine. Ironically, this album is turned towards the outside and approaches the sensitive topics of the current events: the ecological disaster, the migrants, the prostitution…
It is in french so it’s a kind of “chanson française” but the music is a mix between jazz, blues, soul, electro, all the influences that I like. I’m looking for the groove from black music married with Chanson française.
And I hope to get A fresh sound, melody lines and meaningful lyrics

Which song of the album reflects you the most?

Maybe “j’attends”. It’s a very slowly blues about the time that passes, the life that goes sometimes too fast and sometimes too slowly. But anyway, all the moment of life are to be lived say the lyrics.

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

I like both ! I love being in the studio, recording and sculpting sound.
And I like very much performing because it is on the stage that the songs live the most, they take life on the stage, in front of the audience, with the audience.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

The biggest challenge as a musician today is to be heard. There are so many tunes, and so many artists on the web. I saw a few days ago a broadcast on the rolling Stones. Huge stadiums filled with people ! Today it seems unbelievable.The music production is exploded, and artists work on niches. But I’m sure that your interview will make me hear a little 😉

What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

I saw “Drunk” during quarantine from Thomas Vinterberg with Mads Mikkelsen. I don’t know if you saw that movie, but it asks a question : do we have to be drunk to be happier ?
As far as I am concerned, I drink very little and music is my drug 😉

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

What do you want to say ? trouble into music or trouble into my life ?
I don’t have too many problems in my life besides love problems sometimes 😉 I am just very concerned about the world and the current geopolitical problems, and there are many ! so I talk about it sometimes in my songs.
And thanks to my love worries, I can also write love songs 😉
And sorry for my mistakes in English, you kow… I’m French 😉

Thank you!

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