It was as a teenager that LE NOISEUR plunged into music without ever changing his mind. Initially attracted to rap, he began writing lyrics on pre-existing music before the desire arose to compose his own. And little by little, he switched from writing lyrics to writing music. He needed some time to assume his desire to be a singer. And some time to write and compose his first real song a few years later. He’s been supported by the enthusiasm of his family and friends, and kept going on. So begins the story of his first album, born, of a break-up in love. And the words of the various songs touch us all the more as they were born from wounds.
"At the beginning of “Du bout des lèvres”, there is this idea to tell a love story in the most intimate way possible. So that there are no boundaries between who I am and this record. And that by listening to it, people get into my intimacy.” The writing process, which began in 2009, took three years. And listening to this first album is like discovering a first feature film. The boy is a film buff and you can hear it. In fact, “Du bout des lèvres” opens and closes with credits: ”Au début” and ”A la fin”. At the end of the first bewitching notes of “Au début”, there is even a film dialogue that one might think was specially written for the occasion. A face-to-face between Stanislas Merhar and Lola Creton - in which shyness and resistance are respectively the main qualities of men and women - imagined by Valérie Mrejen in her first film, “En ville”.
Yes, LE NOISEUR likes movies. But don't expect him to be watching blockbusters. He’s interested in those discreet nuggets that we discover before sharing them with the people we love as we would offer the most precious of jewels. Films that come from Iceland (“Noi Albinoi” by Dagur Kari), Norway (“Reprise” and “Oslo 31 August” by Joachim Trier) or South Korea (“Tenants” by Kim Ki- Duk). Films that have one thing in common: their bewitching atmosphere. You close your eyes and suddenly a series of short films flashes before your eyes. Desperate, cruel, moving, happy or agitated: don't shake LE NOISEUR too much, he’s full of tears, rage and love all at once. But open your ears and you'll hear hints of Biolay and Daniel Darc, melancholic notes like those from Bach and Satie, between the French chanson, crystalline pop and even... rap. On “Amours gothiques” he has left himself some spoken space to reconnect with his youthful passion: rap. With this first album, LE NOISEUR wanders around on a map of tenderness that he can no longer read. "Toi et moi, c’est pour la vie. Même si c’est une belle connerie," he says in a flash of lucidity in “Du bout lèvres”. But reality soon catches up with him. And on the black screen of his sleepless nights other thoughts flash by. The fear of a bad days after in “Si petite”: "Tes mots sont à bout de souffle. On doit être en fin de course". The regret of having seen the word “end” too quickly in the credits of his love story in "Défile": "De ta voix douce au bout du fil, De tes soupirs que reste-t-il?" or in "Sexual tourism", chronicle of the happy time when their passion seemed unbreakable: "Comme un goût de déjà vu, Paris ne nous ressemble plus". "Du bout des lèvres" is an ode to melancholy. Whether it is tormented or tender. Whether it brings back painful memories or moments of unalterable happiness. He describes this melancholy as delicious, luminous, amorous, painful, dizzying, courageous, silent, dark and eternal.
A melancholy that also touches his family history in the deeply moving “La maison d'Etretat”, where he summons the memory of a grandmother who has gradually become lost in her own memories. "Là où se trouble ton regard, Lorsque j’écris à ta mémoire, A ta mémoire qui ne reviendra plus, Nous sommes chez toi mais tu ne le sais plus". And then, before leaving the stage with elegance, LE NOISEUR offers us “Loin de vous”. The most personal song on the record, in his eyes, the one where he gives himself up wholeheartedly. Without modesty, true or false. He sings that he has gone "loin, loin de vous, vivre avec les chats". But his melodies and his texts remain to continue to tell us about him. “Du Bout des lèvres” is an album to be savored with tears in your eyes and a shy smile on your lips. And we can easily imagine Truffaut choosing these songs to accompany a new episode of Antoine Doinel's adventures and his love affairs. Because yes, love stories that end badly give birth to songs that do good. First album "Du Bout Des Lèvres" available!