Angèle and Damso press photo
Photo by Virgile Guinard

Angèle releases an appealing music video for her “Démons” single featuring Damso

Angèle (born Angèle Van Laeken) is a sensational Belgian pop star. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “Démons” single featuring fellow Belgian artist, Damso.

Angèle – “Démons” music video featuring Damso

‘Démons’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing French vocals, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with Angèle’s adoring fans. The likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with an urban French-pop vibration. Furthermore, “Démons” is featured on Angèle’s latest album, entitled, “Nonante-Cinq,” which means Ninety Five.

Angèle – “Nonante-Cinq” album

Angèle - Nonante-Cinq - album cover

“Hi, everyone, as you may already know, I’m just coming out of a week of Covid and I’m turning 26 tomorrow. During this period of isolation, I realized how special my 25th year has been… and how I couldn’t see myself celebrating this moment by myself eating a cake (that I won’t even be able to taste), without making this a special occasion. Because of that, I organized a virtual birthday party on Instagram where I invited Damso, Pomme, and Tristan Salvati (my album’s director) and they all kindly agreed to come to say hi.

I want to thank all of them. My album, ‘Nonante-Cinq’ was supposed to be released on December 10th, but I’m tired of waiting and I want to shake things up, so: I’VE DECIDED THAT NONANTE-CINQ WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ALL PLATFORMS A WEEK BEFORE ITS OFFICIAL RELEASE! Yup, I’m basically leaking my own album. The physical versions (CDs and vinyls) however will be available in shops on the scheduled date, December 10. They always say that the second album is the hardest. It is a very special experience, sometimes challenging, but overall, it was such an exhilarating process. Big-up to Tristan with whom I made this album. I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it as much as I loved creating it.” – Lots of love, Angèle 

Earlier last month, Angèle released her “Bruxelles je t’aime” single, which pays homage to her hometown. This is the first solo release after collaborating with the international pop star Dua Lipa on the infectious track, Fever. The music video shows the young artist on a train traveling from her current Paris home and back in time to her birthplace.

Angèle – “Bruxelles je t’aime” music video

“‘Bruxelles je t’aime’ came to me during the first lockdown. I had already composed the melody and started the production, but it’s only when I realized I was going to stay away from my city for a while that this declaration of love was born. I love the idea of talking to my city as if it was a lover, like in a relationship. We love, leave, miss each other, but we never forget about each other. And Brussels is a lover in whom I can see my past and my future. I know her flaws and I accepted them. I spent a few years away from her and I always missed her so much. Then, when I get back to her, I’m reassured. I think that’s what it feels like when you come home. That’s why this song is a celebration. I dreamt of dancing with my friends in Brussels, and today it’s finally possible.” – Angèle explained

Angèle’s rise in France is extraordinary (1.5 million albums sold) but she remains the young woman who started in Brussel’s bars, playing on the piano and performing songs that were becoming famous on Instagram. She created her new album, which includes this first single, with Tristan Salvati, her acolyte since early days. The American mixer, Josh Gudwin (Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, J Balvin) joined the team to finalize the song’s production.


Angèle & Damso press photo
Photo by Virgile Guinard

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. Also, she set up her own label (Angèle VL), and she is a spokeswoman for her generation.

Angèle’s breakout debut album, “Brol,” has achieved over one million sales in France, and 500k in the rest of the world. This success made Angèle an instant, fresh Francophone star. On November 26th, Netflix released the documentary “Angèle,” and she announced a string of arena-size live headline shows, besides opening for Dua Lipa.

Angèle – “Démons” single

Angèle - “Demons” press photo cover

We recommend adding Angèle’s “Démons” single to your favorite French-pop playlist. Also, let us know how you feel 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. Furthermore, always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).

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