Je Te Dis Tout Explication Essay

On croyait qu'elle avait tout osé. Erreur ! Cette fois, Mylène Farmer met en scène une histoire d'amour… avec un sublime pur sang !

On connaît la passion de Mylène Farmer pour l’équi­ta­tion, mais aussi ses talents de cava­lière (elle avait d’ailleurs envi­sa­gée, adoles­cente, d’être moni­trice équestre). Dans le clip de son nouveau single, Je te dis tout, qui vient d’être dévoilé, elle va encore plus loin en mettant en scène une véri­table histoire d’amour avec un cheval sauvage.

Une méta­phore origi­nale (et ô combien auda­cieuse) pour illus­trer le thème de la chan­son : l’amour absolu. On voit d’abord une Mylène soli­taire qui rame sans fin dans sa barque, jusqu’au moment où elle voit galo­per un splen­dide étalon. Appri­voi­ser l’Autre, l’ob­ser­ver avant de tenter de l’ap­pro­cher, puis marcher au même pas, le cares­ser pour ne faire qu’un avec lui – l’idée même de rela­tion char­nelle est évoquée avec le passage de l’ani­mal par la grille estam­pillée « M » (comme Mylène): toutes les étapes d’une rela­tion amou­reuse se succèdent dans cette vidéo réali­sée par François Hanss, colla­bo­ra­teur histo­rique de la chan­teuse.

Ce n’est pas le seul atout de cette vidéo, bour­rée de réfé­rences à la longue carrière de la star. Avec élégance et finesse, Mylène Farmer revi­site sa propre légende, multi­pliant les clins d’oeil à son réper­toire (les gants rouges de Plus gran­dir, l’étang de Liber­tine, les grilles Allan, la barque d’A quoi je sers, les arbres d’In­na­mo­ra­mento ou encore le filet de sang coulant de l’écorce évoquant Je te rends ton amour).

De sublimes images, un climat envoû­tant et mélan­co­lique, une Mylène éter­nelle, arbo­rant la coif­fure qui a fait sa gloire. Même si le scéna­rio reste simple, voire épuré, François Hanss offre une vidéo qui n'a pas fini de faire gloser les incon­di­tion­nels de la star.

* auteur de « Mylène » (Flam­ma­rion)

Mots clés :

"Je te dis tout" is a song by French singer songwriter Mylène Farmer. This ballad was written by Farmer with music composed by Laurent Boutonnat. It was the second single from her ninth studio album Monkey Me (2012), and was first released digitally on 28 January 2013, then will be released physically on 4 March 2013. The music video was directed by François Hanss.

Release and theme[edit]

On 24 January 2013, it was said that "Je te dis tout" would be the second single from the Monkey Me album.[1] An one-minute shortened version of the song was sent to radios in a promotional CD displaying a big red "M" in the center of the cover.[2] The song was available on digital platforms on 28 January 2013.[3] On 20 April 2013, 1,000 units of a picture disc CD were available for sale (although units numbered over 1,000 were sold) in 170 independent record stores throughout France.[4]

Alongside "Quand", "Je te dis tout" is one of the two ballads on the album.[5] The song deals with the absolute love;[6] Farmer, the writer, is very explicit in the lyrics that sound like a declaration of love as she had rarely sung in the past.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

The song was generally praised and often considered the best track of the album. Julien Chadeyron of Le Nouvel Observateur deemed "Je te dis tout" "a melancholy, sexual, intoxicant song", being the "perfect harmony".[7] On evous.fr, the song is presented as "one of the beautiful lyrics of the album", even "of [Farmer's] career", the song itself being qualified as "perfect, magic".[8]

Music video[edit]

Directed by François Hanss on 14 January 2013, the music video was officially revealed on 29 January 2013 on a website named jetedistout.com, and the Internet users had to share the link to see an image from the video, then to unlock the full video.[2] The video was shot in the Parc de l'Abbaye in Chaalis, in the Oise department, France.[9] The video shows the singer, first alone in a boat on a foggy lake and then with a horse she tries to tame; she alternatively can be seen walking in a forest and whispering in the horse's ear. Many features recall some of Farmer's 1980s and 1990s videos, particularly the ones for the singles "Plus grandir in 1985, "Libertine" in 1986, "Tristana" in 1987, "Ainsi soit je...", "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces" in 1988, "Allan" and "À quoi je sers..." in 1989, "Je te rends ton amour" in 1999 and "Innamoramento" in 2000,[2][6][10][11][12] so that Laure Costey of Gala considered that "visually, one would think this is a come back to the singer's past".[13]

The video generally received positive reviews. Journalist Hugues Royer of Voici stated: "With elegance and finesse, Mylène Farmer revisits her own legend, multiplying winks to her repertoire"; he deemed the images "sublime" and the atmosphere "haunting and melancholy", despite a "simple, even uncluttered" screenplay, and the love story with the horse an "original" and "bold" metaphor to illustrate the theme of the song.[6] Similarly, Julie Delafontaine of 20 minutes was surprised by the fact that Farmer "declares her love to a horse".[14] According to Émilie Perez of People Plurielles, the video displays a "very poetic atmosphere".[15] Eliane da Costa of Closer magazine said that Farmer "surprises her fans with a video far from the disturbing world of the leading single "À l'ombre"", and that she appears "tender, moving", adding: "François Hanss gives us a very aesthetic video".[10] To Kevin Boucher of PureMédias, the music video is both "moving and melancholy".[11] Jean-Frédéric Tronche of Le Nouvel Observateur deemed the video displays "a typical atmosphere" of the singer's style.[16] Thomas Montet of Pure People said the video is "unpretentious, poetic and metaphorical".[17] A review on greatsong.net deemed that "although the video is poetic and aesthetically pleasing, it makes some fans nostalgic of Mylène's old clips, real short films."[18] More critical, Fiona Ipert of Le Figaro considered that "despite a promising title, "Je te dis tout", [there is] nothing new in the poetic and Gothic universe of the redhead singer".[19]

Performances[edit]

On 26 January 2013, Farmer performed "Je te dis tout" on the NRJ Music Awards show at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, broadcast on TF1.,[20] and she performed it on her Timeless 2013 tour.

Chart performances[edit]

On 2 February 2013, "Je te dis tout" debuted at number 33 on the Belgian (Wallonia) Ultratip Chart, and eventually climbed to number 4 in the sixth week. Then, on the chart edition of 16 March 2013, it entered the Ultratop 40 at number 28.[21] In France, it entered the chart at number 59 on 25 February 2013, then reached a peak of number three, selling 7,200 units that week.[22][23] The next week, the single dropped to number 45.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of single releases of "Je te dis tout":

1."Je te dis tout" (album version)5:31
2."Je te dis tout" (instrumental)5:28
3."Je te dis tout" (radio edit)4:10
1."Je te dis tout" (album version)5:30
2."Je te dis tout" (instrumental)5:30
1."Je te dis tout" (edit)4:10
1."Je te dis tout" (edit)4:10
  • CD single - Picture disc - Limited edition[28]
1."Je te dis tout" (album version)5:30
2."Je te dis tout" (instrumental)5:20

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013)Peak
position
Belgian (Wallonia) Ultratop Chart[21]28
French SNEP Singles Chart[23]3

Release history[edit]

RegionDateFormat
Belgium, France28 January 2013Digital download (single)[27]
4 March 2013CD single,[29] 12" maxi[30]
France20 April 2013CD picture disc[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^M., A. (24 January 2013). "Mylène Farmer : son nouveau single " Je te dis tout " sortira lundi prochain" (in French). Quai Baco. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ abcHamard, Jonathan (29 January 2013). "Mylène Farmer dévoile le clip de son nouveau single "Je te dis tout"" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^Hamard, Jonathan (24 January 2013). "Mylène Farmer choisit "Je te dis tout", nouvel extrait de l'album "Monkey Me"" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  4. ^Fallas, Claude (20 April 2013). "45 tours et détours pour un vinyle de Mylène Farmer". France 3 Auvergne (in French). Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  5. ^ abHamard, Jonathan (5 December 2012). "Mylène Farmer singe les ombres avec son nouvel album "Monkey Me"" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ abcRoyer, Hugues (31 January 2013). "La star qui murmurait à l'oreille des chevaux". Voici (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  7. ^Chadeyron, Julien (3 December 2012). "Mylène Farmer sur TF1 avec un nouvel album "Monkey me" : elle m'a étonnée..."Le Nouvel Observateur (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^"Mylène Farmer : 'Monkey Me', notre critique de l'album" (in French). evous. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  9. ^"Le lieu de tournage du clip "Je te dis tout"" (in French). Mylene.net. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  10. ^ abDa Costa, Eliane (30 January 2013). "Mylène Farmer : Elle nous dit tout dans son dernier clip". Closer (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  11. ^ abBoucher, Kevin (30 January 2013). "Clip : Mylène Farmer murmure à l'oreille d'un cheval dans "Je te dis tout"" (in French). PureMédias. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  12. ^Estale, Franck (31 January 2013). ""Je te dis tout" nouveau clip de Mylène Farmer" (in French). Stars Actu. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  13. ^Costey, Laure (30 January 2013). "Vidéo- Découvrez le nouveau clip de Mylène Farmer". Gala (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  14. ^Delafontaine, Julien (31 January 2013). "Rapport ambigu entre Farmer et un cheval". 20 minutes (in French). Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  15. ^Perez, Emilie (30 January 2013). "Mylène Farmer : découvrez le clip de son nouveau single "Je te dis tout" (Vidéo)" (in French). People Plurielles. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  16. ^Tronche, Jean-Frédéric (30 January 2013). "Mylène Farmer chante à l'oreille d'un cheval dans "Je te dis tout"". Le Nouvel Observateur (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  17. ^Montet, Thomas (30 January 2013). "Mylène Farmer : Solitaire et poétique pour le clip de "Je te dis tout"" (in French). Pure People. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  18. ^"Clip: Mylène Farmer révèle Je te dis tout!" (in French). greatsong.net. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  19. ^Ipert, Fiona (30 January 2013). "Mylène Farmer parie sur le mauvais cheval". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  20. ^Torino-Gilles, Loïc (26 January 2013). "NRJ Music Awards : Mylène Farmer et une pléïade de stars à Cannes" (in French). Programme TV. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  21. ^ ab"Mylène Farmer - "Je te dis tout", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  22. ^Decant, Charles (18 March 2013). "Top Singles : Mylène Farmer s'envole, Macklemore résiste, Vanessa Paradis démarre timidement" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  23. ^ ab"Mylène Farmer - "Je te dis tout", Franch Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  24. ^Je te dis tout (CD-one Single liner notes) (in French). Mylène Farmer. Polydor. 2013. 
  25. ^Je te dis tout (12" maxi liner notes) (in French). Mylène Farmer. Polydor. 2013. 
  26. ^Je te dis tout (Promo CD-one Single liner notes) (in French). Mylène Farmer. Polydor. 2013. 
  27. ^ ab""Je te dis tout" — Mylène Farmer — Format : Téléchargement MP3" (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  28. ^ abJe te dis tout (CD-one Single picture disc liner notes) (in French). Mylène Farmer. Polydor. 2013. 373 344-6. 
  29. ^""Je Te Dis Tout" (CD single) - Farmer Mylene (Auteur, Interprète), Boutonnat Laurent (Compositeur, Réalisateur) - Format : CD" (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  30. ^""Je Te Dis Tout" - Farmer Mylene (Auteur, Interprète), Boutonnat Laurent (Compositeur, Réalisateur) - Format : Album vinyle" (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
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