In an interview with Angel Journal: “I prefer to sing in French because it’s the language I express myself best.”

Impressing an English-speaking audience by singing in French? In one of the most prestigious American music scenes, Belgian pop superstar Angel has proved, just like her fellow countrywoman Stroma before her, that the language barrier is not insurmountable for a French-speaking artist.

• Read more: One last clip before Angel’s North American tour

Last Friday, the 27-year-old singer hit Play what And Forget everything He made a splash during his Californian set at Coachella, one of the biggest and most popular music festivals in the world.

Except for his twin fever With Dua Lipa, her entire performance was in presence. The public does not seem to have been unnecessarily confused.

Reached by Zoom in California on Tuesday, Angel admitted he didn’t know what to expect when he embarked on this North American tour, which will take him to Quebec and Montreal next week, in addition to several dates in the U.S.

“We were very surprised to see that there were so many people who did not speak French and who were interested. It’s hypercool because there’s still a long way to go and we can come back to do other concerts, especially because I want to sing in French because it’s the language I express myself best. »

Delighted with his French people

In a similar vein, Angel notes that she doesn’t reject English, recalling that she grew up listening to American pop music. An international career? “I think if you want to reach a level that’s really important it goes through English,” he admits.

However, she admits that she finds it difficult to craft her songs and lyrics, which often carry important messages in English. In any case, “there is no desire to capture anything like territory. »

“Me, I’m already very happy to have such a big audience in Belgium, France and Quebec. It’s great because I know he’s loyal. As long as I can keep this audience that’s been there since the beginning, I’m happy. »

A converted artist

One thing is for sure, in Quebec, it goes back to the conquered territories. A Videotron Center and two Bell Centers await the album, which Quebecers have embraced since their first visits. Brol.

They will see a changed performer on stage, more in control and better equipped to handle larger crowds. During the pandemic, she took dance and singing lessons.

“In the beginning, I learned on the job. I went upside down, but there was no dance, no vocal technique. Sometimes it could be embarrassing, but at the same time I have no regrets. When I look at the pictures of these concerts, it is touching, sincere. I am very happy to be there. It was a pleasure.”

  • Angel April 27 at the Videotron Center and April 29 and 30 at the Bell Center.

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