Five years ago, the singer, author, composer, Christophe Willem published his fifth album called Rio, the one that was revealed by Nouvelle Star thought of the worst: to drop everything.
“I was totally abandoned by the label. A week after its release, they said to me: ‘The album is folded’. After two years of work, it was violent! For other reasons, my manager changed jobs. I felt very alone…”explains the main interested party in a new interview granted to the Parisian.
Christophe admits in the process that he then needed to be followed. “I saw a shrink, to take stock of my life. It woke up a lot of adolescent wounds that I thought were healed, the feeling of abandonment and rejection that I had experienced as a teenager, when I was stuck a label on a sexuality that I didn’t have. I didn’t understand why I was rejected. Especially since, later, in Nouvelle Star, I was loved for exactly the same things. Afterwards I locked myself in in an unhealthy dependence on the gaze of others, on notoriety, and I thought that it had made up for my lack of self-esteem. But with the failure of “Rio”. I felt like everything was taken away from me.”
The interpreter of PS I love you even thought about leaving the Enfoirés troupe for good for fear of the way his colleagues would look at him: “I even considered not not return to the Enfoirés. I like them but I was afraid that people would point the finger at me: ‘Look, it’s the fat loser who sold three records, his career is over.’ I lived with the shame of being a finished artist.”
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