Angèle: The Belgian Singer That France Is Going Crazy For 

Her album has gone two-times platinum in France, she’s the only Belgian singer to beat Stromae’s record for most weeks at the top of the Belgian singles chart, and she’s only just getting started in her career. Angèle is a singer-songwriter and musician spinning heads all across Francophone nations with her unique voice. Her songs have become millennial-girl anthems because of her sincerity, sweet disposition, and entertaining videos.

At just 23 years old, the singer has already developed a very recognizable style. Her music is easy listening, her videos are funny, and the genuine nature and authenticity play a huge role in her popularity. For example, the cover of her first album Brol is a little girl smiling to show that her baby teeth have fallen out. For this kind of bluntness and plenty of Instagram videos of poking fun at herself, Angèle has become the singer du jour.

Like a modern-day Françoise Hardy, Angèle depicts a certain innocent reality in her songs. “Tout Oublier,” featuring her rap-artist brother Roméo Elvis, broke a whole slew of records on Belgian singles charts, winning the artist awards and recognition. With an existential vibe the song features a questioning of the simplicity or complication of happiness — a message resonates with Angèle’s audience (and most millennials these days).

Source: Angèle: The Belgian Singer That France Is Going Crazy For – Frenchly

The 5 albums to listen this week

The audacious Angèle has just unveiled her very first album, Brol . The lyrics are simple, sometimes naive, but the music is popular and shows a great melodic finesse, the kind that has no trouble staying in mind. In 12 titles, Angèle poetize love, addressing the theme of jealousy but also disappointments or hopes in love with Your Queen and The morning . Very active on social networks, whether to share her music or promote her upcoming releases, the singer of just 22 years has also made it one of the themes of this first album. In La Thune or Victim of Networks, she denounces the obsession of a society that spends its time to look behind a screen.And if in titles like La Flemme she speaks more lightly and simply of the desire to remain alone under her quilt, in Balance ton what  Angela sings much more committed lyrics, see feminist, to respond to the criticisms she faces [ . . . ]

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Angèle, the young Belgian singer conquering summer festivals

It was discovered last year with a first single, “The Law of Murphy”, which immediately seduced the public. While her highly anticipated debut album is announced for this fall, Angèle is touring the summer festivals. This weekend, the young Belgian singer has conquered the heart of festival-goers Vieilles Charrues. Fluid and fresh, Angèle continues her tour of France.

In a few months, Angèle has blazed the web and continues its operation seduction on the road of festivals. Author, composer, performer and musician, the young Belgian artist was on the stage of Vieilles Charrues de Cahaix in Brittany [ . . . ]

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