Stromae Releases Latest Album, ‘Multitude.’ North American Arena Tour Announced
STROMAE RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD STUDIO ALBUM, ‘MULTITUDE’ TODAY
NEW SINGLE ‘FILS DE JOIE’ REVEALED
NORTH AMERICAN ARENA TOUR ANNOUNCED
THIRD BELL CENTRE DATE IN MONTREAL ADDED
CONFIRMED TO PLAY COACHELLA APRIL 16 AND 23
‘FILS DE JOIE’
“Stromae has long been devoted to addressing sober subjects in his music, which is marked by its accessibility and sophistication.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A 12-track collage of sounds from all over the world, laced with the storytelling and brutal honesty only Stromae can deliver.”
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
04/16 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
04/23 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
10/21 – Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC
10/25 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
11/21 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
11/25 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QUE
11/26 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QUE
11/27 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QUE
11/29 – Coca-Cola Coliseum – Toronto, ON
12/03 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
12/06 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
12/11 – Centre Videotron – Quebec City, QUE
Today, internationally acclaimed Belgian-born artist, writer, performer, producer, designer and director Stromae releases his highly anticipated third studio album,
Listen/Order ‘Multitude’ HERE.
‘Multitude’ comes after a period of forced hiatus from the stage. With it came enforced furlough and its silver linings: settling down, leading a more relaxed, structured life, closer to family, making work exciting again, expanding his sources of inspiration and, most of all, making what he went through worth it by reinvesting the dividends of this challenging phase into the core of new songs.
Far from any self-centered self-pity, Stromae took advantage of this time to identify more closely with others, putting himself in the shoes of the characters of others. The unstable men in La Solassitude and Mon Amour, the prostitute’s son in Fils de Joie, the depressed and suicidal protagonists of Mauvaise Journée and L’Enfer, the mismatched couple in Pas Vraiment, the invisible people in Santé, the suffering women in Déclaration; he embraces them all with kindness and altruism, providing each with a touching portrait. By doing so, he gives the title ‘Multitude’ a deep resonance, the same one that Walt Whitman conveys in his poem, of which Stromae could take up the opening: “I am large, I contain multitude, I am of every hue and caste, of every rank and religion.”
“Multitude’ is a window on the world, on people, and a rare moment of communion and pleasure to be shared. An alchemy of opposites, shaped by the will to testify without judgement or contempt to the human condition in all its diversity, and to the urge to explore the lives of others, sometimes your own (Que du bonheur on fatherhood, Invaincu on healing). ‘Multitude’ is Stromae’s other way of exploring the world, while staying firmly attached to his roots.
Last month, Stromae also announced his North American arena tour, set to commence this fall on October 21 in Vancouver, making stops on the east and west coast including the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City, where Stromae made music history as the first ever exclusively French-singing artist to sell out the venue in 2015.
Tickets are on-sale now at https://www.stromae.com
Following a sold-out arena tour across all continents, also becoming the undoubtable breakaway highlight act from 2015’s Coachella Festival, critically acclaimed Stromae went on an 8-year hiatus to focus on other creative endeavors via his creative label Mosaert (est. 2009) with co-founders Coralie Barbier and Luc Van Haver, including making award winning music videos for the likes of Dua Lipa (IDGAF) and Billie Eilish (Hostage), as well as continuing to release high-end fashion capsule collections.
Fast forward to October 2021, Stromae made a much welcomed and surprise return with Santé (listen HERE),
In January, Stromae released his second single, “L’enfer” (
Watch the captivating performance HERE.
The music video — co-directed by Julien Soulier, Luc Van Haver, Coralie Barbier and Stromae himself — is a sequence shot that starts on Stromae’s eye. As the camera pulls back, we discover him alone in a setting that is both sober and disturbing in its immensity. This continuous zoom out is punctuated by the singer’s dark thoughts that gradually take over. The clip ends with a return on the eye of the singer, like the endless loop that can sometimes represent suffering and depression.
Watch the official music video for ‘L’enfer’ HERE.
Ahead of his North American tour, Stromae , who remains undoubtedly, one of the greatest live performers of our time, will be returning to Coachella on April 16 and 23 for what is certain to be a truly unforgettable live experience.
‘Multitude’ is out everywhere now