A good craftsman spends his time honing his craft. He refines his technique, year after year. An artist, on the other hand, has to get emotionally involved – and that can sometimes get dizzying. It takes a lot of courage to show your inner thoughts and your flaws. Especially with the previous feeling of exhilaration of a fast rise to musical fame with a sold-out concert at the Olympia in Paris even before having released his first album (later becoming a gold record) and tours all over the world in front of thousands of people, like the Red Rocks festival in the USA.
Except that Fakear needed to find Theo, in order to make the project work. To make it last.
It took a world pandemic and general confinement for Théo Le Vigoureux, a sensitive thirty-year-old guy from Caen, Normandy, France, to sort out his mind and his music. To the point even, of wanting to break from his musical persona, which sometimes suffocated him. But a story that started ten years ago cannot be erased just like that. Theo needed to reinvent Fakear : to return to the essence of the project, with spontaneity and above all, honesty.
This come-back is nothing other than the first step towards the new Fakear.
This new wave can be expressed in one word : Talisman, His new album. The first tracks Moonlight Moves and Altar have mesmerizing and intriguing sounds. It also features Voyager, with a music video mixing gorgeous mountain views and a feeling of weightlessness.
A different outlook, after years spent questioning himself, in an ever more demanding music industry, filled with codes that can sometimes restrain true spontaneity in this type of music, which needs it to thrive. Today Fakear is above all Theo: with his emotions and his battles, one of them being for climate change, and the importance of our planet. Two years ago, he integrated the movement « Music Declares Emergency » and now plays at the climate change marches. For his new album, he collaborated with Camille Étienne, a known climate change activist, on his track Odyssea.
Ten years after his first steps in the industry, Fakear now returns to his roots, without looking to the past with nostalgia or contempt; but rather by contemplating his past self with kindness, and a tap on the shoulder. « I found myself », he admitted.