#songoftheday / VIDEO: STROMAE: “CARMEN”

“Carmen” is French artist Stromae’s latest single from his excellent album Racine carrée.  It is a  “tribute” to Twitter and our consumption of tweets.  (He even has a crazy blue Twitter bird following him around throughout the video.)  I put tribute in quotes because it isn’t praising Twitter but pointing out how ridiculous it is that we’re so obsessed with it.  Part of the first verse, translated: “First you sign up, and afterwards you follow / You lose your mind and then you end up alone.” Another lyric: “This bird from hell, I’ll put it in a cage.”  That said, Stromae has nearly 2 million followers on Twitter, so he must not think it’s all bad.  I chose it as #songoftheday today because, well, it’s highly infectious and it makes you think.  Parfait!

translations via: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/carmen-carmen.html-15

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Published on Apr 1, 2015

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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