Title: Je te promets Songwriter: Jean-Jacques Goldman Performed by: Johnny Hallyday
Lyrics I like:
Je te promets la clé des secrets de mon âme Je te promets la vie de mes rires à mes larmes Je te promets le feu à la place des armes Plus jamais des adieux rien que des au revoir
I promise you the key to the secrets of my soul I promise you life from my laughter to my tears I promise you fire in place of weapons No more goodbyes only “until we meet again”
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Fans of the late French superstar, Johnny Hallyday can experience his music like never before in the upcoming Johnny Symphonique Tour! Under the direction of Yvan Cassar, Johnny Hallyday’s voice will be accompanied by a symphony orchestra and choir. Beginning May 2022, the tour will make stops in several French cities, as well as Brussels, Belgium; and Geneva, Switzerland.
I like to listen to songs en français, so I won’t forget the French I learned in school!
Until next time, have a good week ahead. Stay safe!
The album title comes from a lyric in the song “Orpheus,” the eighth track on the album:
“Don’t stop trying to find me here amidst the chaos/ Though I know it’s blinding there’s a way out”
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Some of the chaos she describes involve hot-button topics, like the #MeToo movement (in her song, “Armor”), immigration policies (in a duet with John Legend, “A Safe Place to Land”), and mental health (“Eyes on You”).
Regardless of your stance on these and other political issues, you’ll find comfort in the familiar melodies of her new songs. For example:
If I Can’t Have You (written by Sara Bareilles, Emily King & Aaron Sterling) – This song has a bouncy Motown sound with the most clever lyric and hyperbole:
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Miss Simone (written by Sara Bareilles & Lori McKenna) – This song is reminiscent of another Sara Bareilles song. The track “1000 Times” from her 2013 album, “The Blessed Unrest,” laments unrequited love or losing a romantic partner. In “Miss Simone,” the melodic continuation makes it easy to imagine the same person moving on and basking in the tenderness of a more positive and reciprocal love relationship.
Wicked Love – This upbeat song’s hook, “I don’t want your wicked love” recalls the part in The Beatles’ tune “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da” that goes “La la how the life goes on.”
Orpheus – This song starts slow and despondent, evoking the melody of “Comme d’Habitude/ My Way.”
No matter how tough or chaotic life gets, we’ll get through it. Like a good friend, Sara Bareilles’ songs will reassure you that you’re not alone.