Stromae - Papaoutai
Note to self: listen to more Belgian pop music, specifically Stromae, because this video and song are incredible. Especially intense in light of the fact that Stromae’s father was killed in the Rwandan Genocide. Papaoutai comes from “Papa, où t’es?” or “Dad, where are you?”
This is a beautifully shot music video with some very dynamic choices in cinematography and color symbolism. If you speak any French, you’ll also enjoy the discrepancy between the upbeat pop-style and the sad lyrics.