How is your pain? Mine is like this… You must have heard or hummed these words during the year 2020. Having become a hit, this title by Benjamin Biolay comes from his 10th Grand Prix album, awarded at the Victoires de la musique. Today, we invite you to learn more about this album with rock sounds, imbued with melancholy and to discover a new way of listening to it with cones.
What to expect from this concept album?
It is Benjamin Biolay himself who describes Grand Prix as a concept album. He offers 18 titles in which he does not hesitate to expose his feelings, through songs with rock rhythms carried by his deep and hypnotizing voice.
The inspirations and influences of Benjamin Biolay’s Grand Prix album
According to Grégoire Leménager, assistant editor of the Obs, we hear at times Noir Désir and influences such as the Strokes, The Smiths, The New Order. In short, inspirations from English rock that are very present. The critic also sees references to the variety of the 80s, with sounds à la Etienne Daho.
Melancholy at the heart of Benjamin Biolay’s creations
Imbued with nostalgia and bits of life, the various Grand Prix titles are connected by a form of melancholy. Far from making a lament out of it, the singer-songwriter sees it as a strength. He had also confided in the microphone of France Inter on the subject “Melancholy is refusing certain disappearances, certain absences. My life is a life of ruptures, I feel like I’ve left a lot of people on the road. When this melancholy arrives I feel it as a force.”
An album awarded at the Victoires de la musique 2020
Officially released on June 26, 2020, Benjamin Biolay’s Grand Prix won the Victory for Album of the Year 2020 at the Victoires de la Musique, while its creator won the Victory for Male Artist 2020.
A reward with a particular flavor when we know that the health crisis has had a strong impact on the music industry, with concerts canceled, postponed, stores closed for many months…
How to listen to Benjamin Biolay’s Grand Prix album?
Whether you are a fan of Benjamin Biolay or want to find out, you have several ways to do so. Listen to it on the radio, stream its tracks, buy its album… We invite you to discover another very special way of doing it, through the iiconi concept.
Benjamin Biolay’s special Grand Prix iiconi edition
Iiconi is a one-of-a-kind concept that offers a unique listening experience, to immerse you in the heart of music and artists. In its special Grand Prix edition, iiconi offers you to receive a connected object bearing the features of the album cover, which you can put on a piece of furniture or hang on the wall. A decorative and trendy object that highlights this reference album by Benjamin Biolay.
Thanks to the iiconi application, you can then launch the titles of your choice. You can stream them or download them to your device. To further enrich your musical experience, you can also view additional content: videos, photos, documents, exclusive texts, etc.