Revealed by the title “Cargo de nuit in the 80s, Axel Bauer is a rather discreet artist. After a lifetime, he returned to success by releasing A ma place, a duo recorded with Zazie in 2001, year in which he composed and produced the song I dreamed of us for the album À la vie, à la mort by Johnny Hallyday, an album that would become a diamond record with more than a million records sold. If the name of Axel Bauer came back regularly in the media in recent months, it is thanks to his son Jim who was one of the attractions of the ninth season of The Voice where the young man reached the final. The young man’s dad had however advised him against participating on the hook. “I wouldn’t have done it, but we are different and times have changed. When he was a kid, I advised him not to do a show like that, because I was afraid he would be eaten by the media. Parents’ natural fears.“, he confessed.
Axel Bauer reveals his illness in his new album
Back with a new single, Here London (from the album Radio London, available on May 6), Axel Bauer spoke with our colleagues from Parisian. In a baptized song It’s clever, Jim Bauer’s father alludes to a tumor. “The news broke this morning, the cold is gaining ground, I could have avoided it, it’s smart. The news broke this morning, the tears flowed on your hands, there is this foreign body, it is clever. So far invincible, and yet …“, he sings. And to conclude:”If you have it, you die, it’s smart, kill it, you die, it’s smart. If you have it, you die, it’s smart, kill it, you die, or I die of sorrow“.
“There is an autobiographical character, but I did not have to undergo treatment, says Axel Bauer at Parisian. What interests me is to tell the moment when your life turns upside down, when you receive such disturbing news which shows you that you are not invincible, which places you in front of a real choice of survival, of resistance there Also. It is a message of hope. This is not the first time that I have seen the truck pass nearby. But I have long been convinced that death must be made your best ally.“
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