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Angèle releases a spectacular music video for her sensational French-pop single, entitled, “Libre”

Angèle (born Angèle Van Laeken) is a talented Belgian pop star. Not too long ago, she released a spectacular music video for her sensational French pop single, entitled, “Libre,” via Island Records.

Angèle – “Libre” music video

The cinematic video, directed by Aube Perrie (Megan Thee Stallion, L’Impératrice), shows Angèle in an alternative environment where she imagines herself as an astronaut, a hero, and an explorer. She embodies her own reality by flying over New York City and using her incredible superpowers with a carefreeness we all have yearned for. This is an invitation to reach for the amplified version of ourselves, a version of ourselves where we blossom and flourish, that pushes and encourages us to live, freely. Furthermore, “Libre,” the song, is taken from Angèle’s latest album, entitled, “Nonante-Cinq,” which means Ninety Five.

Angèle – “Nonante-Cinq” album

Angèle - Nonante-Cinq - album cover

With more than 330k copies sold worldwide, “Nonante-Cinq” includes the other standout singles including “Bruxelles je t’aime,” an homage to her hometown, and “Démons,” featuring the rapper, Damso. The songs are the first solo releases after Angèle collaborated with the international pop star, Dua Lipa, on the infectious track, “Fever,” and their London-shot music video last year. In March, they performed the duet for the first time live at Madison Square Garden. Next week, Angèle will be opening for Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ tour at The O2, London, on May 2nd and 3rd.


Angèle - Libre - video still

Besides working on music, Angèle is the face of Chanel’s 2021 Eye Makeup Collection and is an overall Chanel ambassador. She has been a Chanel ambassador since 2020. Also, Angèle is a bedroom music producer with an in-your-face “Do It Yourself” emblazoned on her oversized sweater. She writes her own lyrics, creates her own sounds, and hones a graphic feel that mirrors her own personal style: hard-hitting and direct. Not too long ago, Angèle set up her own label (Angèle VL). She is a spokeswoman for her generation, a feminist, fluid and all-encompassing, a pick-and-mix artist working in a world in which musical genres are a distant memory. Pop, rap, and electro are all thrown into her musical blender.

For the first time ever, the French luxury fashion house CHANEL designed bespoke outfits for an artist. Virginie Viard has specially designed, in collaboration with Angèle, all of her stage clothes for her Nonante-Cinq tour, some of which are inspired by the CHANEL Spring-Summer 1995 Ready-to-Wear collection. This unparalleled wardrobe features a dozen looks in a range of colors and materials, combining tweed with sequins, as well as accessories such as boots and sunglasses.

Angèle – “Brol” album

Angèle – “Brol” album cover

“I just wanted to have a Belgian word in my title, and this one always made me smile. Brol means mess or chaos, but it has a light, optimistic feel, it’s not a negative word at all. The word reminds me of my childhood and my country. I find myself spending less and less time in Belgium, so it feels very comforting to me.” – Angèle explained

Angèle’s breakout debut album, “Brol” (2018, 1M sold in France, 500k in the rest of the world) made her an instant, fresh Francophone star. The album title is a Belgian slang term that is particularly close to her heart.

Born into a family of artists, Angèle has music in the blood. After studying jazz, she began releasing covers of pop classics via Instagram and built up an incredible following. Free-spirited and independent, Angèle goes against type time after time, sticking fingers up her nose and covering her hair in pasta. Her first three hits (“La Loi de Murphy,” “Je veux tes Yeux,” and “La Thune”) serve as a refreshing introduction to her musical identity.

We recommend adding Angèle’s “Libre” single to your favorite French pop playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. “Disclaimer: This post contains Apple TV and Apple Music affiliate links. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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