Gilles Peterson // Stromae Interview
April 23, 2014
A couple weeks back Belgian songwriter Stromae came down to the Brownswood studios in North London to meet Gilles. We decided to film the conversation where the two talk about Stromae’s musical beginnings, early influences such as Congolese rumba and salsa, as well as the role music videos play in his songwriting, discussing the ‘Tous Les Memes’ and ‘Papaoutai’ videos.
Stromae also discusses his cross-generational appeal as well as his future plans, incorporating new influences into the follow up to his sophomore album, ‘Racine Carree’.