By Anthony Assemat
The 2022 musical year in Toulouse is undeniably marked by the big comeback of Bigflo&Oli. After a break both suffered (the health crisis) and desired (the desire to take a break after several years of concerts, successes and solicitations), the duo plunges back into the fray of melody and words with the announced release of their next album on June 24, 2022, accompanied by a giant concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. A first title, “Sacré bordel”, was already unveiled at the beginning of April 2022, with a clip shot partly on the Place du Capitole.
But the song in the Pink City is not just the magic duo, even if it does as good publicity for Toulouse song as Kylian Mbappé does for football. Behind, in often different styles, the talent is there, patent, ready to reveal itself to the public. Talent… and the next generation? The sequel will tell…
As an attendant, Toulouse News rounds up these artists you’ll need to hear about in 2022.
Eyal, a “normal guy”
We had the normal president with François Hollande. Toulouse, she, a “normal guy” son. This is the singer’s new EP Eyal Bensimon. Six tracks “from a normal guy who just wants to fulfill his dreams. The name of this project was therefore obvious to me”, explained the artist to Toulouse News in March 2022.
Spotted by the Tarbes group Boulevard des AirsEyal had distinguished himself with the song “Ma Toulousaine”, where the story of love at first sight for a woman crossed in the streets of the Pink City.
“A normal guy, perched in the stars”, he sings in his last title. We wish the former tennis player – who performed the first part of the Cats on Trees concert at the Bikini, Friday April 8, 2022 – to be with them as long as possible for the rest of his career.
>> In video: the clip of the title “A normal guy” <
Lisaa Camin, the Toulouse comet
At barely 17 years old, Lisaa Camin is digging its furrow in the Toulouse landscape. This beginning of the year 2022 is magical with the release of his first single” In my head “, and the first part of the Cali concert at the Bascala in Bruguieres (Haute-Garonne), at the end of January, during the Détours de chant festival. A rapid trajectory for the one that occurred through performances on the terraces of Toulouse restaurants like the Florida!
The young lady, who was part of the Children’s Choir within the Capitoline Maitrise, admires Billie Eilish’s “voice and style”, Clara Luciani’s “texts and simplicity” and Barbara Pravi’s “poetic universe”, the French representative in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. While waiting for a possible professional career – “I would like to live from music”, she confides to Toulouse News – Lisaa Camin will shoot the clip for “In my head”, on April 29, 2022. And not just anywhere: at the Pic du Midi, in the Hautes-Pyrénées!
With projects – an EP should be released in the fall – and dreams in her head, the Toulouse singer has not finished digging her furrow.
>> Here is the first title of Lisaa Camin <
Gabryël, a complete artist
“Alcohol” is the name of the new single from Gabryel, a complete and versatile local artist, from pop to electro, who likes to deal with social issues. Queen and Freddie Mercury are among his strong artistic influences.
“The problem of alcoholism is dealt with through a disappointment in love. It was interesting to see how a person takes refuge ‘body and soul’ in alcohol when he wishes both to reduce his pain and to find a comforting. The bottle replaces the woman physically and psychologically”.
>> Here is the clip of Gabryël’s hit, “Alcool” <
Soa and Cyprien Zeni, a life after Eurovision?
Cyprien Zeni already has the attention of the public being a finalist for the show “The Voice”, on TF1, in 2021, then being one of the 12 artists in the running to represent France at Eurovision with the title “My family”. . 2022 must symbolize its definitive launch in the middle of the song.
>> “My family”, by Cyprien Zeni <
The Toulouse duo Soa was also in the 12 finalists but it was ultimately the group Alvan & Ahez and its title “Fulenn” who were chosen to represent France during Eurovision. Ludy and Nathan, brother and sister, were to continue on their product in 2022 with quite a few projects. Wednesday April 6, 2022, the Toulouse duo was on the same stage as Marc Lavoine, Nolween Leroy and Joyce Jonathan for a music tray with Radio scoop. An event that undoubtedly calls many others.
>> In video: the clip of “Only”, by Soa <
Dorian Ruiz, the multifaceted singer
Dorian Ruiz launched in 2021 with the title “All my life”, followed by “Dance with me” and “Ma Elle” (where he questions identity under the prism of the androgyne). His pop universe is colorful, bold, energetic, youthful, with an emphasis on body movement.
His burning news is the release of his album “Ardent”.
>> In video: “Ma Elle”, by Dorian Ruiz <
Juline, pop and R’n’B reproduced
The singer rocked in the Minimes district recently performed at the Chorus, the latest fashionable stage in the Pink City, in Croix-de-Pierre, in March 2022. Julie just released an albumentitled “The Time”, at AG Group and Universal Music France. His songs, catchy and light, owe as much to French variety as to Anglo-Saxon pop, and evoke the complexity of human relationships.
>> “A new day”, in duet with Jon Norris <
Laurine Juno, the English touch
singer-songwriter, Laurine Juno released in April 2021 his first single “Feel The Floor” accompanied by a very ambitious clip. This title is part of his first EP entitled “Time is Running Out”, composed of six titles in English. The artist boasts a true pop-soul universe
>> Here is the clip of “Fell the floor”, by Laurine Juno <
“One more year” for Maéso
Maeso is an artist who smells of the South! His latest album is called “Le tic-tac” and he talks about everyday life and life, in all simplicity.
The Toulouse singer will be in concert in the region this summer, notably at Place Belfort in Toulouse (Saturday June 25), at the Château des Confluences de Pinsaguel for the National Day (Thursday July 14) or even at the Florida café (Thursday July 28).
>> Discover the clip of his song “One more year” <
A new album for Pascal Zenou
He is not a newcomer to the profession, he is even rather to be placed in the category of confirmed. The guitarist Pascal Zenou, born under a lucky star and in the Minimes district dear to Claude Nougaro, released in 2022 his new album, “A shadow for two”. Its history has been singular since this second opus was released… 25 years after the first!
Pascal Zenou broadcasts in the middle of groove songs and tenderly sincere and sentimental nostalgic ballads.
>> In video: “Rose”, one of his new songs <
Two springboard and discovery evenings at Bascala
The Toulouse public will have the opportunity to discover the new local scene during two special evenings in the Bascala hall, in Bruguières (Haute-Garonne), north of Toulouse.
The first, 100% female, will take place on Friday April 22, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. and will bring together Laurine Juno, Juline and Lisaa Camin on the same stage. The latter had won the Bascala 10-year-old springboard in October 2021.
The second discovery evening, 100% male, brings together guitarist Pascal Zenou, Dorian Ruiz and Gabryël.
12, rue de la briqueterie. Info on spectacles.le-bascala.com. Single price standing: 5 euros.
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