Thought For The Week: Lara Fabian – Je t’aime

I’m off to Paris this week for a highly anticipated trip to Ms.Rankin, so why not have a French music themed week here. Without knowing it, I’ve been lucky enough to come across a range of French (including French Speaking) artists so there’s no more perfect time than to share my discoveries with you now. So firstly, my thought for the week.
I think it was Reddit that introduced me to this emotional song a while ago. The artist here is the beautiful Lara Fabian, and although I have no idea what she is saying, the answer is yes.
From my B in GCSE French, I can deduce the title of this song to be ‘I love you’. Even though I don’t know what else is being said, you can feel the emotion in her voice, and she sings amazingly. This still gives me goose-bumps when I watch it, and that rarely happens to me through music, so I know its good. This is a very powerful video, and an added bonus, Christian Bale on the piano…
When I first heard of it, it came with an amazing back-story. Not in the same way as X factor milks its sob stories, but this one is truly heartbreaking. But doing some research on it, I can’t find the source I read it from, so I don’t know if its bullshit. See what you think…
‘The story goes that Lara wrote this song about her fiancé, and tragically, he died. Despite this, she still chose to perform soon after which is where this video is taken from, and still performed this song, about her now deceased fiancé. As she sings ‘‘je t’aime’’ the whole audience sings ‘‘on t’aime’’ meaning ‘we love you’, essentially being there with her during the song.’
Like I said, I don’t know if its true or not, I thought it was but having found no evidence of it while looking for the source, I doubt it. If it’s not true, that shouldn’t take away from the power of the song though, its still very powerful.
Hope you like it and check out my other French music this week!

J

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3 thoughts on “Thought For The Week: Lara Fabian – Je t’aime

  1. Sophie Hamilton says:

    The “On t’aime” story is true. There’s an amazing YouTube video showing what happened and Lara’s reaction – I’d advise everybody to watch it, because it really shows how the whole thing impacted her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgICk_RTDIs

    • Sophie Hamilton says:

      Or, you know, I could have just checked to see the video you had already put in the post. My apologies – I had assumed that since you didn’t know if the story was true, you hadn’t seen the video! Sorry about that.

    • sophira says:

      Also, I’m not so sure that the story is true any more, so ignore what I said 🙂 I’d delete the replies if I could.

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