His name is Luka...
Suzanne Vega is an American singer-songwriter whose artistic career really began in 1984, when she signed her first contract with a major label. Signature that will make her one of the very first folk singers to obtain this privilege.
Signature which allows her to release a first self-titled album a year later in 1985. And for a first album, it is a masterstroke. The album is a real global hit, carried at arm's length by the title "Marlene on the wall". A single which was released for the first time in 1985 but which goes unnoticed. On the other hand, the second version, released in 1986, will experience a much greater success and will launch the singer's career in a sensational way.
This success amplified two years later in 1987 when the album "Solitude standing" was released. Album that will produce the biggest success of his career, namely the enormous single "Luka", single which will be one of the biggest global successes of this year 1987. And to a lesser extent "Tom's diner". Single which will not be his best classified but which will be taken up a few years later by two Englishmen presenting themselves under the name of DNA. And the remixed track will make a phenomenal hit !
We will have to wait three years and the 90s to see the album "Days of open hand" released. Three years which unfortunately broke the dynamic. The album is selling very well but paradoxically only produces small hits. Ditto for the next album "99.9 F°" which was released in 1992.
The singer will experience a last notorious hit with the title "Blood makes noise" also released in 1992. But which will indeed mark the starting point of a decline that will prove irreversible ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Marlene on the wall 1985
Small blue thing 1985
Knight moves 1985
Left of center 1986
Tom’s diner 1987
Solitude standing 1987
Book of dreams 1990
Tired of sleeping 1990
In Liverpool 1992
Blood makes noise 1992
Where heroes go down 1993
No cheap thrill 1996
Book & a cover 1998
1985 ... the first steps. Everything is already there : the style, the voice, the originality. It only remains for the singer to step up and especially to find the title that goes well. Something that will not be long ...
1985 ... a obvious talent for the Intimist. Here she delivers a sumptuous ballad which shows that in this area, she has more than obvious predispositions !
1985 ... a real UFO in this decade where everything is electronic music and drum machines. A difference which for the moment marginalizes her. For the moment...
1986 ... the rise in power, here it is. After releasing 'Marlene on the wall' and obtaining a much greater success than during her first release, she does it again with this new title. Planetary recognition, the real one, is now within reach !
1986 ... everything is now ready for the great fireworks display. A fireworks display which will not be long in coming and which will propel the singer to a level of success that she did not even imagine ...
1987 ... then THIS title comes ! Here is the title that goes well, the title that changes everything in a career and propels you to the sum of the mountain. The singer obtains here the biggest success of all her career and especially a planetary mega hit which makes her fit One Shot into the musical legend of the 80s. MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... an exceptional year in all respects with this new title which will surely remain as one of its most emblematic. In Dance, she also knows how to do. The proof. HU-GE !
1987 ... a year 1987 when everything succeeds for her. Each song that comes out immediately turns into a huge success and makes the singer one of the biggest musical phenomena of the moment
1990 ... one would have thought that the end of the decade was going to be great. Unfortunately, this will not really be the case. The singer suddenly disappears, and especially surprisingly, from the radar for 3 years. Anyway, she comes back to us in great shape in this decade of 90 and delivers here a title which shows that we will still have to rely on her for the years to come
1990 ... another sumptuous ballad of which she has the secret. Unfortunately, his absence of 3 years somewhat marginalized and especially relegated her to oblivion. Difficult in these conditions to come to the surface ...
1992 ... in a decade where rhythms spin at the speed of light, the singer persists in her ballad register. A daring, risky decision that will unfortunately lose out despite the quality of the title more than certain
1992 ... she tries to adapt somehow to new trends but we can see that this is not her natural playground. Hence very random results ...
1992 ... a year 1992 which saw her innovate by all possible and imaginable means. But it is already too late and there is only her not to notice it ...
1993 ... only one title in this year 1993 and of average quality. The singer really does not manage to take the measure of this decade and things will not go smoothly, unfortunately ...
1996 ... new 3 years air hole. And it is not this title that risks changing the situation. A title full of finesse that could have found its place during the previous decade but certainly not this one ...
1996 ... furtive return of success with this title. But it will be the last time. When it doesn't want anymore, it doesn't want anymore ...
1998 ... a decade of 90 which saw her gradually disappear from radar. Too bad because the potential was enormous but the singer did not know how to take the measure of the changes and adaptations necessary to make during this decade ...
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