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Lara Fabian goes back to French music with “Papillon”

One of the most successful singers to have taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest has released a new single. With her latest effort “Papillon”, Lara Fabian returns to French music – something she knows best.

Return to the chanson

Lara Fabian, now 48 years of age, is making a return to French music. Her last album, released in October 2017, was in English entirely. The album was the starting point for a more experimental style Fabian was about to try.

The leading single of the previous album, “Growing Wings”, fits in with her latest song. “Papillon” also aims for the mystery side of the Belgian singer, which lets her vocal abilities shine through.

Both for her last album as for the new one, Lara Fabian has teamed up with familiar names. Moh Denebi and Sharon Vaughn are, together with the singer herself, responsible for the entire Camouflage album, as well as “Papillon”.

Denebi and Vaughn are no strangers to the (Eurovision) music scene. Denebi has been credited as a producer for artists like Molly Sandén, Måns Zelmerlöw and Loreen. Sharon Vaughn on the other hand has had quite a few Melodifestivalen entries. Back in 2012, Jedward sang her song Waterline

New album in February

“Papillon” is the lead single for Lara Fabian’s new album, which will carry the same name as the song. It will be Lara’s fourteenth studio album and is set for release in February 2019.

Lara Fabian is the most successful female Belgian artist of all time. She has sold over 20 million records since the start of her career, back in the 1980s. Born in a family with a Belgian father and a Sicilian mother, the singer was invited to represent Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest 1988. Her song “Croire” finished in fourth place at the contest famously won by Céline Dion.

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Seven years after the start, I'm proud that I am now the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids...
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