A great voice known to all French people. Michel Berger signs a posthumous return with a new title, Vivre, unveiled this Thursday, October 6. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his death, on August 2, 1992, at the age of 44, this song will be published in a compilation bringing together his great hits.
Written and recorded in the United States in the 1980s, this title by Michel Berger was to appear on his album Beauséjour among the hits La groupie du pianiste and A few words of love. But, the song was not retained at the time on this opus. “It was a resolutely 1980s-oriented album, and the title Vivre has more of a 1970s feel to it, which is one of the reasons why it was shelved,” said David Dutreuil, Warner’s marketing director. Music, for BFM TV.
In his piece Vivre, Michel Berger sang at that time a text celebrating the earth and life in all its forms. “Torrent streams / Make the waters flow / Look how beautiful we are / Live! / Plants, plants climb / Sap in my body / Come dance to the chord and live / Sun, earth, plains forests / Step into the blood from our veins / We must become strong / We must live”, can we notably listen through the lyrics.
An ecological anthem more than ever at the heart of the news which should arouse the interest of the public. “Michel Berger has really made music evolve”, recalled biographer Fabien Lecoeuvre to Planet. According to him, the great love of France Gall was one of “the songwriters who had things to say. They knew how to find a form of rhythm and that we really owe it to Michel Berger who was one of the pioneers “.
Before discovering the best of hits by Michel Berger, to be released on October 28, listen without further delay to the unreleased track Vivre, in the video below.