The weekend is over and it is time to get back to the swing of things. What if I told you could go on a little vacation from the real world without having to ride an airplane or drive in your car. All you need is headphones, an electronic device, and your imagination. On this journey, you’ll be introduced to two major stars from two different parts of the globe. Now close your eyes and open your ears to the wonders of music from all over the world.
This popular male artist from Belgium is really named Paul van Haver. He has always been interested in music since age 11 and formed his own rap group. Stromae is a major figure in the European hip hop and electronic music world. From losing father figures to world peace, his songs always carry a message, though they have seemingly unrelated titles he has been able to conquer the world music charts. Stromae’s sound can only be described as eccentric and effective in his deliverance of his overall meaning. While his music, which he sings in French, is also extremely playful and quirky, you can feel the darker lining in his lyrics. In one of his most popular songs, Papaoutai, which translates to “Papa, where are you?”, Stromae touches on the loss of his father, due to the Rwandan Genocide, and how many young boys are forced to live without their father’s presence. If you want to listen to peppy music with a twist, then Stromae is your best call.