“He manages to reach people aged 15 to 50”: an intergenerational audience for the Orelsan concert at the Zénith de Toulouse
For the second time this year, rapper Orelsan set the stage at the Zénith de Toulouse on fire on Sunday November 20.
Black curtain down, room fully lit, “Best Day” a cappella: that’s how Orelsan begins his concert at the Zénith de Toulouse this Sunday evening. Then joined by his musicians, the artist continues and the decor is gradually revealed: a stage forward in the pit, a double screen, smoke, countless light spots.
The rapper is also well known for his directing skills. He won this Friday the NRJ Music Awards of “the best French-speaking tour”. VSis in particular what the spectators came to look for. “He is very strong in Scenography, it makes you want to come see it true”, Explain Nicholas.
But it’s not just hardcore fans who have makes the move. Pneed to know all the lyrics inside out or be a proprofessional rap to enjoy the show. “JI don’t listen really Orelsan but I was offered the place, it’s an opportunity to find out”, confess Theoh. Even chosen for Eread: “VSHe’s not my favorite artist but my sister has always listened to him so I came with her.”
“An intergenerational artist”
What is striking about the artist’s audience is that no one is alike: children, parents, young people, not so young… everyone is there. “This is youn intergenerational artist”, Explain Julian, came with family. “He manages to reach people from 15 to 50 years old, I am surprised to see so many mixed generations”, says Benoît, who “took the excuse of accompanying his son to come”.
“It’s even impressive for a rapper,” says Mathieu. Orelsan is indeed one of the artists who democratize rap. For Amélie, “he speaks on behalf of everyone”, so urban music lover or not, everyone can find their way around. And it is in particular and above all through his texts, sometimes very committed, that Orelsan knows how to federate. “I like the fact that he talks about society in a relaxed way, but always being serious,” says Yanis.
If the rapper has played several tracks from his last and fourth album “Civilization”, like “Duproper” or “Bébéboa”, he also made great classics. Fans were then able to appreciate “The song of the sirens” or “Bloqué”, a sound of the group Casseurs Flowters which he formed with Gringer. This Zénith in Toulouse, which was sold out, was the artist’s second in less than a year, an “incredible” event, as he called it on stage. His tour continues until next month.