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Stromae Deals With A Twitter Addiction In The Animated Video For 'Carmen'

Belgian pop artist Stromae battles with the dark side of social media in his animated music video for "Carmen."


Belgian-born, Rwandan-rooted pop artist Stromae drops the animated visuals for "Carmen," the latest single off 2013's hit-packed Racine Carrée LP. The music video, directed by the Triplets of Belleville and The Illusionist animator Sylvain Chomet, chronicles an animated Stromae's barreling addiction to social media and followers, as represented by the constant and ominous presence of a certain blue bird on his shoulder. “In 1875 Georges Bizet compared love to a rebellious bird.” Stromae tells BuzzFeed, “140 years later (and in 140 characters-messages) love is a blue bird.” Catch Stromae on his expansive North American and European tour dates listed in full below. For more, revisit Stromae's Cesária Évora tribute video "Ave Cesaria", Belgian world cup anthem "Ta Fête" and the second capsule collection for his clothing line MOSAERT. Watch the music video for "Carmen" below.

Stromae North American & European Tour Dates

Apr 05 Orpheum Vancouver, Canada

Apr 06 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA

Apr 07 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR

Apr 09 Fox Theatre Oakland, CA

Apr 10 Fox Theater Oakland, CA

Apr 12 Coachella Indio, CA

Apr 14 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA

Apr 16 Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

Apr 19 Coachella 2015 Indio, CA

Apr 22 stade Renée Serge Nabajoth des Abymes Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe

Jul 05 Wireless Festival London, United Kingdom

Jul 08 Postepay Rock Roma, Italy

Jul 11 NOS Alive Festival Lisbon, Portugal

Jul 13 Moon & Stars Festival Locarno, Switzerland

Jul 14 Hydrogen Festival Padova, Italy

Jul 17 Benicassim Festival Benicasim, Spain

Jul 31 Lollapalooza Chicago 2015 Chicago, IL

Aug 02 Grant Park Chicago, IL

Sep 12 James L. Knight Center Miami, FL

Sep 14 The Buckhead Theater Atlanta, GA

Sep 16 Echostage Washington, DC

Sep 17 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

Sep 18 House of Blues Boston, MA

Sep 22 Myth Minneapolis, MN

Sep 25 Royal Oak Music Theater Detroit, MI

Sep 26 Echo Beach Toronto, Canada

Sep 29 Bell Centre Montreal, Canada

Oct 01 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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