I love you melancholy...
Mylène Farmer, whose real name is Mylène Gautier, is a French singer whose particularity, apart from her deeply atypical personality, is having placed 13 titles in first place in the French Top 50, and 45 in the Top 10.
The entry into the artistic career will take place after she has decided to drop out of secondary school to follow a "Theater" course at the Cours Florent.
It was in 1984 that her destiny really changed when she was auditioned and retained by Laurent Boutonnat, a young songwriter unknown at the time, who was looking for a singer for his title "Maman à tort".
She then took the pseudonym "Farmer" in tribute to Frances Farmer, American actress from the 1930s with a tragic fate. The title is released under the RCA label and it's a hit ! The singer is now known to the public.
In 1985 released his new single "On est tous des imbéciles". Unfortunately, the public is not there. Commercial failure and end of the adventure with RCA !
Her third single "Plus grandir" was released under the Polydor label at the end of 1985. The singer returned to success this time.
His first album "Cendres de lune" was released a year later in 1986. From which the huge single "Libertine" was released. Clip which will create controversy and contribute considerably to the success of the latter. The singer turns red hair on this occasion, a color that remains to this day her trademark.
In 1987 released the bewitching "Tristana" which turned out to be a huge success.
The notoriety of the singer soars. In the process, the single "Sans contrefaçon" was released, which ranked 2nd in the Top50. The album "Ainsi soit je..." was released in 1988 and it was a real tidal wave! 1,800,000 copies will be sold, in particular thanks to the flagship singles of "Ainsi soit je...", "Sans logique" and "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces". The colossal success of this album transcends borders and extends to a part of Europe.
The year 1989 will see the singer begin her first tour where she will inaugurate this style of American show which will revolutionize the concept until then quite fixed in France.
She also takes the opportunity to release at the same time her new single "A quoi je sers" which is of course a new success.
In 1991 the single "Désenchantée" was released, which sold more than a million copies ! Released the album "L’autre ...", which will remain ranked N ° 1 for 20 consecutive weeks. Album from which will be extracted the magnificent "Regrets" as well as "Je t'aime mélancolie" and "Beyond my control".
Many other singles and other albums will be released later. Outings that will only strengthen the singer's Aura and considerably increase her mysterious and ambiguous side.
But that’s another story that we’ll talk about later….
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Maman à tort 1984
• On est tous des imbéciles 1985
• Plus grandir 1985
• Libertine 1986
• Tristana 1987
• Sans contrefaçon 1987
• Ainsi soit je 1988
• Pourvu qu’elles soient douces 1988
• Sans logique 1989
• A quoi je sers 1989
• Allan 1989
• Désenchantée 1991
• Regrets 1991
• Je t’aime mélancolie 1991
• Beyond my control 1992
• Que mon coeur lache 1992
• XXL 1995
• L'instant X 1995
• California 1996
• Comme j'ai mal 1996
• Rêver 1996
• L'Ame-Stram-Gram 1999
• Je te rends ton amour 1999
• Souviens toi du jour 1999
1984 ... a start that we can describe as very promising. The magic works immediately but no one yet imagines at this stage the incredible career which awaits the singer ...
1985 ... a continuation of certain quality but which paradoxically does not allow her to confirm its status as a phenomenon of the moment. A slight air hole that will not last ...
1985 ... the series of Great Clips begins. New genre clips that amaze France and blow up the singer's notoriety
1986 ... the Ultime clip, provocative at will. Visual and audible shock guaranteed. The Farmer legend is now on the move
1987 ... new surreal music video. What will surely remain as one of his most beautiful titles. Once again, thank you Laurent Boutonnat !
1987 ... the tubes are linked at a staggering speed. The Farmer phenomenon now crushes everything in its path
1988 ... the 1st WONDER. A breathtaking first title which clearly reveals its heightened emotional side
1988 ... the new sulphurous clip that will hit the headlines and once again reinforce its wild, mysterious and deeply captivating side
1989.. impossible to stop its vertiginous ascent towards the summits. Each title is an event in itself !
1989 ... the year of tubes of incredible depth. Boutonnat's inspiration is literally extraordinary ...
1989 ... once again the proof with this title which will undeniably remain as one of its most emblematic
1991 ... change of decade. The sound evolves, just like the singer. The personality mutates and becomes more and more dark ...
1991 ... the 2nd WONDER. This time in duet with an artist as offbeat as she is. The result is once again breathtaking ...
1991 ... the slow mutation continues. And foreshadows the inexorable and irreversible "hardening" of the personality of the Dark Diva in the years that follow ...
1992 ... after an 80s decade that saw her literally explode, one would have thought that the next would be that of the fall, like many colleagues. What a denial, quite the contrary !
1992 ... the artist's incomparable strength is his ability to evolve, musically speaking. Because, for the rest, it's rather the opposite ...
1995 ... the singer slightly begins to ease off. The years 1993 and 1994 will remain somewhat sterile. A small 'air hole' wanted, or suffered, there is only it to respond
1995 ... the production of singles is scarce but it is to better create the event each time. A perfectly orchestrated strategy ...
1996 ... undoubtedly one of his most successful songs of the decade. An inspiration in constant evolution and which has produced wonder after wonder for more than 10 years. An almost unequaled feat !
1996 ... everything is constant, everything has been stable since the origins : it's total provocation, or total depression, as you wish ...
1996 ... 3rd WONDER. There, we reason in Top WONDER because with her, the mini-WONDER, we don't even pay attention to it so much she has on the counter ...
1999 ... new 'air hole' in 1997 and 1998. The Beauty becomes more and more capricious and mysterious. And as always, it's to return in a shocking way. Again the proof. MAS-TER-FUL !
1999 ... 4th Top WONDER. A totally extraordinary personality which allows the production of totally extraordinary songs. You can't have one without the other !
1999 ... we end in the most beautiful way that is this 90s decade. The artist will resist the passage to the next decade ...?? Oh yes !
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