There are voices that sound like home. For the last 10 years, Amaury Vassili's voice is one of them.
At 30 years old, with more than 800,000 albums sold, the young tenor continues to surprise us by adding new strings to his pop-opera style. Without forgetting the humanist hymns that have made his identity, he brings his repertoire of songs to the next level with more intimate melodies.
After celebrating his thirties and ten-year career, Amaury is at a turning point. He starts a new decade with maturity, assuming to lay himself bare. The young artist wrote original songs, but also likes to revisit famous classical tunes with his own lyrics.
Touching and powerful, Amaury's 6th album shows the vulnerability of an artist who reveals a new aspect of his personality, and expresses the authenticity that comes out of his personal creations.
"I'm very proud to come up with songs that sound exactly like me."
Definitely, there are some side steps that bring us closer to authenticity, and audacious deviations that lead on the way to the truth. "In the songs, I can talk about things that I would find difficult to express otherwise".
Amaury, who was used to singing in Italian and English (but never in French), felt the need to be totally understood by the public. "The French public could feel the emotion passed on through my voice, but not the one coming from my words. "
That's the reason why Amaury decided to sing his own words.
And, naturally, to surrender to the public!
To take up the challenge, the singer was assisted by a great artist of his generation: Slimane. "He got ideas and a musical vision for me, he understood me straight away. "
That's how Slimane offered him three catchy titles (« Tout », « Encore » and « Pour les autres »), helping Amaury to show what he was made of: "I have said too much tomorrow, tomorrow without fail (...) I've done all of this for the others".
A step as much as a challenge for the young artist.
"Of course, I had doubts, but after my ten-year experience, I had to tackle this album head on".
A necessity for the man singing today...
"I'm playing my life, for a new face..." ("Virage") or "I know that you no longer love the man I have become" ("J'ai cherché"). If the songs on this new album are so touching, it's because they come deeply from him.
"The common thread running through this album is still my powerful voice, even though it's delivered differently according to the songs."
Amaury does not forget his voice. Despite the melodies being more pop, the choruses are always full of lyrical vibes, keeping the vibrations that made us love him.
"I wanted softness while punctuating the songs with the power of my voice."
And in this album, the tenor continues to share his love for the great tunes that brought his presence to light.
With "Once upon a time", he makes Beethoven's European anthem an incredible piece, with lyrics relating an impossible love story between two people torn apart by the Korean border.
He also covers "Sketch of love" on the Handel's sarabande's air, or "The final Countdown" from the band Europe, in a surprising acoustic-symphonic version.
More than ever, the whole Amaury Vassili is there.
And if the pop on this album sounds modern and coherent, while keeping its symphonic resonance, it's thanks to William Rousseau (Mozart, Zazie, Christophe Willem, Céline Dion).
He composed many songs, and it's also with him that Amaury was able to add his touch to some tracks. Great, intense and personal songs like "Ce soir" or "Le commun des mortels".
And with "12 Septembre" or "Back Home", reminding the regrets of soldiers far from their beloved ones, Amaury gets the measure of the world through humanistic topics and universal values, delicately approached.
"The way I've taken with my public has led me to this album that resonates with my words and the melodies that really suit me."
With a powerful breath of authenticity, Amaury shows that he doesn't only have a tenor voice, but a voice that expresses feelings too. That makes him even closer to us.
Amaury Vassili's new album is the work of a great voice, feeling as much comfortable on his own compositions and words than on great classical songs. This album reflects the fantastic artist that he is becoming.