News Update: 7/14 Jul 14, 2020 7:18:34 GMT -5
Post by davidhr on Jul 14, 2020 7:18:34 GMT -5
This past week Lara was on the show ‘Bonsoir Bonsoir’ with host Jean-Philippe Wauthier (practicing social distancing on their respective seats); that can be seen at
The interview covered typical recent topics – the pandemic, Lara’s video for health care workers, the World Tour. It included a “groupie”, Mariana Mazza, very happy to be on the same stage as Lara.
One highlight was her singing a segment of the song “Je t’aime”, which had won the reader’s poll (choice of four). Her performance of just that can be seen at:
Lara also sang a wonderful rendition of “C’est heure”; a video specifically of that can be found at
or, with Spanish subtitles, on youtube at
Several additional pictures from the show are available at:
Prior to that Lara had put on her own Instagram account a teaser for the show, at
with the caption, “At a distance but always near…soon on the stage of @bonsoirbonsoir”.
The “at a distance” was a 'double entrendre'. We had noted last week that Lara had not communicated with the fans as she had been doing, She addressed that issue in the following video
with the caption, “I think of you, I love you…”
A discussion of the video made its way to the news, translated below (ignore the dramatic headline)
"It's not as easy to come back" ... Lara Fabian explains in an Instagram video why she decided to retire!
The singer Lara Fabian shared a very moving video on her Instagram account in which she explains clearly to have had much trouble returning to a normal life since the deconfinement.
"Hello everyone, I think of you today, in this period of deconfinement, everywhere, and I know that lately, I posted a little less, I spoke a little less because beyond the fact that we have been deconfined, there are so many things that I think people live with a lot of difficulties. And that pains me! " , explains Lara Fabian in a video posted on her Instagram account, this Thursday, July 9. And to continue: "I realize that it is not as simple as that to return to normal life, not as simple as that to return to work, not as simple as that to find an intact joy after what we just crossed as humanity. "
Visibly upset by the changes, transitions and other alterations in everyone's lifestyle, Lara Fabian, who had indeed been discreet in recent times, still wanted to send a strong message to her community: "I wanted to tell you that I connect with you, especially those who, at the moment, are going through a difficult period, or who morally need support, and to tell them that I embrace them, that I love them and that I support them in my own way."
The main interested party in the wake warned her fans that she would not immediately return as active as before on social networks. "I hope you will understand that sometimes there is a little more silence but that in these silences there is no less connection", concluded the beautiful 50 year old, very moved in this recording.
In other news, Lara gave an interview with 7 Jours (https://www.7jours.ca/2020/07/06/decouvrez-le-nouveau-projet-special-de-lara-fabian), translated below:
Lara Fabian has taken advantage of the past few months to spend time with her family, write songs and a very special book. The singer gives us news.
Lara, how have you lived the last few months?
LF: I would say as calmly as possible with a completely heightened sense of observation.
What do you remember from this period of confinement?
LF: I remember our great and incredible resilience and the need that we all had to review our priorities.
What was the most difficult for you?
LF: I found it difficult to see the distress permeated in the faces of people for whom it was much more difficult. I also realized even more how lucky I was to have the family I had.
Who were your confinement companions?
LF: My husband, Gabriel, my daughter, Lou, and Kayla, our adorable dog.
If you could have been confined with a personality, which one would you have chosen?
LF: My mother. She died a year ago, but I would have liked to get to know her better.
What will be the first thing you do after total deconfinement?
LF: I will spend time with my dad. I can not wait!
What course would you have been interested in during this period if you could have taken one?
LF: A pastry course; I'm so bad at it! But luckily, my daughter makes great desserts.
If you could describe your year 2020 in one word?
What will be your first purchase after confinement?
LF: A nice pair of sandals. I need it.
What did you read, watch or listen to during confinement?
LF: I wrote a lot. I have read several books on nutrition and the immune system. And I watched The Man in the High Castle series, which I thought was incredible.
What will you never see the same way again?
LF: Probably my job, because it will have changed a lot. It will be less easy to travel, and I don't think we will be able to go on tour like we did before.
How would you describe yourself in a few words?
LF: I am a large open book of which we do not yet know all the chapters.
What is your best moment in recent months?
LF: When my husband, daughter and I decided not to sleep all night and have a pastry contest. It was a magic moment, and we had a good laugh.
If you could interview an artist, who would you choose?
LF: Barbra Streisand. I have great respect for this woman and I greatly admire her.
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
LF: The soundtrack for the film The Prince of Tides, by composer James Newton Howard.
In an ideal world, what would your next months look like?
LF: I continue to configure the suite respecting the new rules. I obviously have a tour to finish. I also wrote an album and I am currently working on a book that concerns me. It will not be a biography, but rather a special work that will include snapshots of me that people have never seen.
Very interesting about the new book; we already know there’s a new ‘album’ with ‘mantra-like’ sounds. We also know that a documentary on Lara is in the works, though as it was associated with her World Tour it had to be postponed. To review that, see the article at www.7jours.ca/2020/05/06/la-sortie-du-documentaire-sur-lara-fabian-est-repousse
As for the latest release, Papillon (s) moved up to #54 on the Belgian chart, dropped to #94 on Charts in France, and left the top 10 in Quebec.
Interesting photo(s) of the week: two from the Lara Fabian America site
As Lara indicated, her fans can expect less interaction with her on social media in the foreseeable future – though whether Lara really keeps to that only time will tell – this past week, presumably part of the ‘new regiment’, she still managed two posts to fans. We’ll also see whether that applies to other aspects of her career, in particular her media appearances. It may be hard to tell initially, given that summer is usually a time of reduced activity anyway. Whatever the situation, stay safe everybody.