BIOGRAPHY

Paris Obscur is a french songwriter and live artist, singing mostly his own songs, in english. His genre can be described as dark romantic music.
This astonishing performer will keep you hung upon his lips with his modern times faery tales, triggering strong emotions and contrasted felings for your greatest delight.
Childhood, dreams, love, melancholy, freedom, life and death are some of his favourite topics.
All his songs are linked, forming a complex and suspenseful story that you will like to explore in its smallest details.

Talking about details... you will particularly enjoy discovering all the richness of his work as a composer.
Sophisticated arrangements, carefully chosen instruments and sounds, breathtaking melodies : his 10 years of experience as a professional music writer for the advertisement business serve brilliantly his deep and dark sensual voice, that will make you ...hummm well. You know. The sexy french accent ...

Paris Obscur's influences and favourite artists are as varied as his work : Leonard Cohen, The Velvet Underground, Radiohead, Nick Cave, The Cure, Depeche Mode or The Doors... Through his music, you will recognize genres like classical, pop, goth, electro, indus, blues, dance music or jazz. Even country music. But always with this very special touch that makes his universe and shows totally unique.


The Story

The story starts with Leonard Cohen's song : The Partisan. A man survives the 2nd world war. Alone. Without betraying the memory of his first family, he decides to find love once again, a woman who gives him two lovely boys.
Sadly, the woman dies while giving birth, leaving her husband alone to raise their two sons. These three destinies are told in Paris Obscur's songs, all inspired by real stories, lived, related, distorted experiences.

The stories are told in a way that is neither scientific nor journalistic. Paris Obscur rather focuses on points of views, perspectives especially those of different characters about a same given situation.
It is an intense and dangerous travel through strong and contradictory emotions. The author has carefully avoided any strong moral position while telling his stories. The listener alone will judge and define the limits of what can be considered as acceptable.


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Lyrics

LONELY

Why do I feel so lonely
Why do I feel so sad
Even when you're all around me
Even when I'm all you love


Can you comfort me tonight
Can I rest close to your heart
Will you catch me as I fall
Or will you leave me all alone


Will you hear me when I'll cry
Will you give me all your time
Or stay away and leave me now
When I need all your love


Why do I feel so empty
Why do I feel so bad
Even when you're all around me
Even when I'm all you love
Can you take my hand and smile
Can I rest close to your heart
Can you catch me as I drown
In the darkness of my soul


Come and show me one more time
How much I'm all you desire
Don't stay away and leave me
When I need all your love


When the pain is too hard to be restrained
When I feel that my heart is all insane
Emptiness is what I get, i close my eyes
And I will never be


When the pain is too hard to be restrained
When I feel that my heart is all insane
Emptiness is what I get, i close my eyes
And I will never be


alive
I'll never never be
Tonight you cry you know I'm not
Alive.

THE DARKNESS OF MY SOUL

Même si je le sais, tu m'abandonnes
Quand je te vois au loin, toi qui t'envoles
Des regrets au chagrin, même si frivoles
Mon cœur est déchiré, je te pardonne


Toi et moi
Toi et moi


et je repense à toi, quand tu rayonnes
Tu éclairais ma vie, de farandoles
Mes pensées interdites, tu tourbillonnes
La noirceur de mon âme, ton cœur s'affole


Toi et moi
Toi et moi


In the darkness of my soul
and you cry and you're alive
In the darkness of my soul
and you cry and you're alive
In the darkness of my soul
and you cry you die
In the darkness of my soul


Sans ta lueur en moi, mon âme est sombre
Sans le son de ta voix, l'orage gronde
Ils t'ont tué en moi, mon cœur s'effondre
Libéré de ses chaînes, la bête immonde


Toi et moi
Toi et moi


In the darkness of my soul
and you cry and you're alive
In the darkness of my soul
and you cry and you're alive
In the darkness of my soul
and you cry you die
In the darkness of my soul


De t'avoir tant brisée, mon cœur s'étiole
De t'avoir déchirée, je m'abandonne
A la violence intense de leurs idoles
De mon âme indolente, leur mort résonne


Toi et moi
Toi et moi


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