She sings about love but not only. The mare, the eighth studio album by Nolwenn Leroy, also evokes the little hassles of everyday life, to summer ode tunes that call for dance, including the refreshing Far, Brazil, Finistère or Change flower water. Fortunately, the artist can count on the support of her companion, tennis player Arnaud Clément, whom she has loved and adored for more than thirteen years. However, it took a while for the two lovebirds to adapt before taming the mad horse, at full gallop, with their feelings.
I needed a man like him
“Of course he learned to change the water of flowers, among other things, jokes the most Breton singer in France, recently seen in Captain Marleau, in the columns of the magazine Gala. For a man, the couple, it is not natural. It’s a pact. It requires compromises, concessions. The arrival of a child is another upheaval, when you have lived together, with the same person, for more than ten years. We are often asked why we are not married. But there it is, our commitment. We are two strong characters, there are sometimes sparks, but I needed a man like him, with a response, who jostles me, motivates me, pulls me up.“
It was in 2008 that Nolwenn Leroy met Arnaud Clément, when she was closing the artistic cycle ofNatural Stories. Then in 2017, the home grew with the arrival of little Marin, who also had the right to a dedicated song – signed Benjamin Biolay – in the album The mare, titled My beautiful privateer. The artist’s doubts, his fears, his fears then all crystallized around the same being, who is now 4 years old. But Arnaud Clément, faithful to the post, brings to his companion “a reassuring framework, rigor and sense of organization“Indispensable, no doubt, to the education of a little adventurer such as theirs.”Of the two of us, I’m the most relaxed, the dreamer who can quickly get overwhelmed, she admits. Arnaud also instilled in me tenacity, to never let go, to remain combative …“
Find the full interview of Nolwenn Leroy in the magazine Gala, n ° 1483 of November 11, 2021.