As with all album releases, Disiz offers a markedly different musical change that makes him one of the most talented rap artists in France. The native Evry started again with her album “L’Amour”, released on March 18, and offers a journey of emotion on musicalities that are far away from rap. He had already attempted this metamorphosis a dozen years ago when he started rocking under the pseudonym Peter Punk. If this distant experience was a terrible failure for the artist (although the album is far from bad and even quite good), it is quite different with “L’Amour”. It must be said that Disiz has gradually accustomed its audience to this kind of music, which has stood out strongly from the rap standards for ten years. The biggest step was without a doubt the album “Pacific”, in 2017, where he already squeezed the song with more melodic sounds. He also allowed his fans to get their necks wet with the release of his single “Casino”, released in the summer of 2021. Eight months later, “L’Amour” keeps all its promises, whether on par with the general atmosphere in album or the emotions conveyed through the 15 titles.
A good musical balance
More than a desire for change, Disiz, 44, develops in this project a strong personal theme: his breakup with his wife after more than 20 years of marriage and five children together. The subject is tough and it is felt from the introduction “Sublime” where the artist explains that only the best of this relationship started way too early for him. He goes further in the story of this love failure with “Kill love”, “Alleluia” and “Heavyweight”, which are part of the same music register. “And he ends his abortion route with his ex-wife in” Dispo? », Assumes a style reminiscent of his pop-rock years.
The rest of the album is devoted to love in the broadest sense: the wonderful beginning of a couple (Beaugarçonne), the difficulty of committing to a new relationship after a fresh breakup (All in) and even infidelity (Weekend lover). And it is precisely thanks to these sounds that the album is successful. Disiz manages to find a balance in a theme that could easily give rise to melancholic music. However, these three titles mentioned above are just meant to be very rhythmic. We can also group them with “C’est le love magueule” and “Emoji soleil jaune”, which are very luminous music that outweighs the ubiquitous melancholy in the disc.
A successful meeting
Between these two kinds of sounds, Disiz even comes to break this rhythm with “Catcheur”, which tells all the tricks that a person is ready to put forward to seduce. This title is featured in Yseult, which adds a necessary feminine touch to such an album, though its style can certainly deter some people. “Klimt-Terminal 2” plays the same transition role. The two titles, united in a single track, bring different angles to the theme, sometimes poetic, sometimes narrative.
“L’Amour” ends with two more emotionally charged sounds. First with an association that all rap fans were waiting for: Damso with Disiz. The sound, aptly titled “Encounter” contrasts two visions of love: negative and very dark with the people of Brussels, positive and luminous with the people of Paris. If some will regret the absence of rap on the side of Disiz, everyone will recognize the technical and musical mastery of the sound that passes through several instruments. “Encounter” also benefits from a clip that supports this well-balanced artistic side of the sound, which could have turned into a very classic rap title or, conversely, into an artistic proposal that is less accessible to the general public. The last issue brings together Disiz and his daughter, Naforéari, who calls herself Eari, already together on “Ulysse” in “Disizilla”. The humble title “Love”, the music adds the final point of a central representative of the entire album, both melancholy and luminous.
With this new project, Disiz is finally taking a step forward in his career as an artist. The absence of rap (excluding Damso) is certainly destabilizing for any fan of the genre, but it quickly convinces thanks to its main strength, which is the script mixed with a projection of very strong emotions. It is also unfortunate that some music is too short (2min30 for many), especially as far as the more rhythmic ones are concerned. And many will certainly not find themselves in the theme, well marked from start to finish. Nevertheless, the diversity of musicalities will allow everyone to find their way in one way or another. In short, it’s a winning bet for Disiz, delivering an album filled with sincerity, emotion, coherence and musical mastery.