When will Stromae return? The 36-year-old singer, whose latest studio album Square root already dates back to 2013, mentioned his comeback in the magazine Max, in the edition of April 30, 2021. The artist confides that he has never stopped music but is delighted to have free time for other projects and for his private life.
“I don’t have a date to announce yet. I keep making music, I never really stopped. I work, and I have a lot of fun (…) My absence does me good, but is not final. I take this opportunity to take care of my two and a half year old son [fruit de son mariage avec Coralie Barbier, et dont il continue de garder le prénom secret, NDLR]. Besides, it’s not as if I don’t work anymore. I’m just a lot less publicized“, said Stromae, whose real name is Paul Van Haver, in an excerpt from the interview unveiled by Sudinfo.be .
Asked about his desires to go back on stage, while the pandemic has deprived the artists of concerts, Stromae made some intimate and unexpected confidences. “When I am in the composition phase, I sometimes have flashes and ideas that come up. In fact, I’m afraid I can’t keep up physically. The stage is a two-hour physical exercise that should not be neglected. Normally it should be okay, even though I put on a little bit of weight“, he revealed.
Before considering a return on stage or even in the vats with a new record, the interpreter of the tubes All The same, Papaoutai or Formidable is dedicated to fashion. With his wife and brother, he works on the Mosaert label. The brand has announced a partnership with MINI for the launch of a limited edition electric car. “Some brands only want to associate my name with a product, as a simple muse. I’ve never done it, and I admit it would have a lot less fun“, Stromae said, swearing that MINI had worked closely with them in their artistic process.