Stromae confronts the hardships of cancer in the black-and-white music video for "Quand C'est?," the latest single from 'Racine Carrée'
Stromae has released the black-and-white music video for "Quand C'est?," the latest single from his album Racine Carrée. The somber song deals with the hardships of cancer and the new Xavier Reyé-directed visuals show the Belgian pop star contorting his body on a theater's stage to get away from the disease's shadowy reach. He eventually fails and joins an endless, complex maze of other victims. The song's title is a clever play on words as "Quand C'est?" translates to "When Is It?" and phonetically sounds like the disease's name in Stromae's refrain — "Cancer, cancer, just tell me when / Cancer, cancer, who's the next one?"
Stromae is currently on a 10-stop North American tour which will see him headline Madison Square Garden in October alongside Janelle Monáe and Jidenna. Stromae's Racine Carrée LP — which also includes "Papaoutai,""Carmen,""Ave Cesaria,""Ta Fête," and other hits — is available now. See his full tour dates and watch the new video for "Quand C'est?" below.
Stromae North American Tour Dates
09/12 – James L Knight Center – Miami, FL^
09/16 – Echostage – Washington, DC*
09/18 – House of Blue – Boston, MA*
09/21 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL*
09/22 – Myth – Minneapolis, MN*
09/25 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI*
09/26 – Echo Beach – Toronto, ON*
09/28 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC*
09/29 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC*
10/01 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY**
** Special guest Janelle Monáe
^Freedom Fry supporting