Stromae – First he takes SXSW, then he takes America …

Tipped by CBS, listed next to Seinabo Sey and Chance the Rapper by SPIN, and a major hit on the SXSW Instagram reports. Stromae (aka Paul van Haver) has definitely not set foot in America unnoticed.

Even though his French lyrics may not be very accessible to his mainly American audience at SXSW, this didn’t really seem to be an issue. His music, his beat, his act, they are all universal enough to concoct a comprehensible international symphony. By successfully blending hip-hop, indie, pop and electronic dance music, and infusing that melange with ethnic rhythms, Stromae (French slang – verlan – for Maestro) holds the recipe for international hit chart domination.

April 5th Stromae will kick off his North American tour. He will end the Spring tour 19th of April, when he’ll be playing at Coachella Music Festival (!). He will however be touring again in the Fall, and playing at Madison Square Garden (!!!). Yes, I’m liberal with the exclamation marks, but I think these are pretty WOW moments in a musical career.

More information about his tour dates, can be found here.

In the meantime, the Maestro has time to manage his music label, fashion label and attend all sorts of events. He was – for example – a noted guest at Paris Fashion Week. Making a stylish appearance at the Louis Vuitton and Valentino fashion shows.

And at SXSW he also had some time to set the record straight by explaining that French fries aren’t actually French at all. They are Belgian, and could they please stop lying about it…

And on that note/truth bomb, let’s all just agree with The New York Times:

A pop-star embodiment of a contemporary Europe that’s smart, increasingly heterogeneous, historically aware, anxious about the future, sleekly charming and unfailingly stylish.”

Merci for your beat, Stromae!

Buzz of the week Stromae drunk?


How to begin about Paul Van Haver alias Stromae?
About his great songs or his great taste of fashion?

Stromae is a Belgian singer-songwriter producing electro/rap music. The singles he made aren’t only appreciated in Belgium, even our Mr.West made a collaboration with one of his songs “Alors on danse” Stromae is different than the other rappers, he has a very Paris chique look. He doesn’t have a  cliché look with the golden chains and the diamant rings. He is mostly with a bow tie and it works for him.

After being absent for a year, he’s back!

Last week at 8 AM in Avenue Louise Brussels, he was hanging out like he was drunk on the street. People started to take pictures and film him. Everyone thought he was drunk. And even the newspapers started to share these videos and talk about it.

BAM in your face, 2 days later he revealed his new videoclip “Formidable”. Even the cops believed it. They even asked him if they could bring him home. And of course now it’s making the buzz on social media.

Stromae comment TOI tu es formidable! It looks that Stromae has it going to the right direction, he has the looks… the style… the lyrics…
We Belgians are proud to have a singer like him in our country.

My top favorites songs

Te Quiero 

Enjoy !