Since the phenomenal and international success of « Je veux »which had revealed it in 2010, Zaz was constantly on the road. The confinement allowed her to record her fifth album « Isa ».

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Zaz

Need to refocus on herself

“After years of being “very outward-looking”, notably via the stage and concerts, the singer felt the need to give herself time and attention. “We are in a world that is not easy to live in. We don’t know anything, everything changes all the time, we are in permanent insecurity. I try to tell myself that if I want to help the world, I must already be well. » For her new album, ZAZ collaborated with Dutch director REYN, who has worked with stars like Stephan Eicher and Vanessa Paradis. « My new artistic director Didier Cristini introduced us. We showed him two songs, and he finally made the whole album, which he thought of as a work.

An « organic » album

I wanted this album to be organic while working with machines . REYN sampled the sounds of my body. There are a lot of recurring natural elements in the songs, like air, minerals. I also play the marxophone, an old instrument from the 1910s and 1920s. » The energy is often positive in this new album.. Particularly in « Comme tu voudra », a promise from a daughter to her father to be by her side when he becomes old, or in « Imagine », which draws – for once – an optimistic ecological future. We find this theme on And the rest, in which she talks about the children who will inherit the earth. « I’m not naive. But I find it dramatic to feed on anxiety-provoking news. Ecology begins with personal ecology: taking care of yourself, reading, walking in nature, that’s already changing the world « .

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