PASSPORT: Tommy Lorente


Tommy Lorente = French PowerPop for the Now People!


What was the biggest fun during the making of Un Cruel Manque de Tendresse ?

I would say the funniest moment was when I was cogitating about an idea for the album artwork. We tried many concepts, then I went to my bathroom, all suited-up, and instinctively took the shower head to my ear. and looked at myself in the mirror. Now you know.

If we want to know you, which song do we have to listen to? And why?

They all reflect my personality but I think “La Page aux Sentiments” is a good overview of what I want my music to be, and what I am.

The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not?

As I often say, times are changing. Even if the music business is really crowded today, Recording music and broadcast it all over the “internet-world” feels easier than before, and anyone can basically release an album all by itself, which is a priceless fact for creativity independence.

Who is the best musician in the world nobody has heard of yet? And why will this change very soon?

To me there’s no best-musician, because, fortunately, there’s no Music-World-Cup !

She tells you she will decide on a 5-song-mixed tape if there is going to be a second date. Which 5 would you put on?

– Clarence Carter – Soul Deep

– Eels – The Only Thing I Care About

– Alain Souchon – l’Horrible Bye Bye

– Nick Lowe – Mess Around with Love

– Denim – Best Song in the World

And if she’s Dutch, here are two “Hey, I know songs from your country you know”-Bonus-Tracks :

– Gruppo Sportivo – Girls Never Know

– The Nits – Tutti Ragazzi

What’s up for the next couple of months?

After having released some singles as « Trop de Questions » or « B.B (tu me plais tant) », I’m now working on a full album for 2016, and guess what ?…. Get prepared to hear some pure Powerpop for now people again !

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