Camille Berthomier, dix ans après "À travers la forêt" (Jean-Paul Civeyrac) : "Adore Life" (Jehnny Beth, Savages)

 

ADORE LIFE | SAVAGES

Camille Berthomier, 10 ans après "À travers la forêt" (Jean-Paul Civeyrac) : "Adore Life" (chanteuse du groupe Savages, nom de scène : Jehnny Beth). Photo by TIM

Jehnny Beth (Camille Berthomier / Savages) : "I realized that it was vulnerability that makes you strong. (...) It was very hard to take at first because I had so many defenses. (...) I grew up with a very big sense of guilt that was due to my attraction to both sexes, which was something that I didn't realize very early on, but it created a great sense of guilt. I grew up with the sense that you could do anything and be anything as long as you get out of that. In most people's minds there's only one way to raise a family, and it's starting to change, but where I grew up, they're really open, generous people, but there are things where you feel a resistance. When you grow up with a sense of guilt about desire, you survive, and that's really important. It doesn't matter what happens as long as you can understand it and learn from it and survive".  (Entretien extrait de Music Monday: An Interview with Jehnny Beth of Savages)

Mise à jour décembre 2016 : 

Best Songs of 2016

'Adore' de Camille Berthomier (alias Jehnny Beth, groupe Savages) retenu dans le top 100 des meilleures chansons de 2016 selon Pitchfork

- number 65 of Pitchfork best songs of 2016 -

65. Savages “Adore”
“Adore” was born as a song about Savages frontwoman Jehnny Beth’s refusal to suppress her desires. “Is it human to adore life?” she asks over and over, pitying the repressed and their prudish norms. Nearly 12 months and untold tragedies later, her question now sounds like a radical act of resistance. She repeats it with a cool steadiness, as if jutting her jaw in the face of someone who’s determined to break her; when the chorus drives towards a crescendo worthy of Queen, Beth pulls back and lets her question hang as a lonely provocation rather than a proclamation of false triumph. Clinging to hope in a condemned landscape, she pulls off the grave romance of the great fado and cabaret singers—until she turns her question into a statement. “I adore life,” she intones, first sadly, but then as a rapturous invocation, her voice ascending through key changes and effervescing alongside Savages’ apocalyptic climax. As we enter 2017, hope is a privilege, but love and truth are still the path to the sublime. –Laura Snapes - PITCHFORK

Pitchfork 100 BEST SONGS 2016
best songs of 2016 'Adore' de Camille Berthomier (alias Jehnny Beth, groupe Savages) retenu dans le top 100 des meilleures chansons de 2016 selon Pitchfork - number 65 of Pitchfork best songs of 2016 -
JEHNNY BETH : SAVAGES - PHOTO BY TIM

 

 

 

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