Vendor at the Fnac day, composer at night: the daily Pascal Obispo before its success
Invited Saturday of Isabelle Morizet, the singer of & quot; Lucy & quot; told the months before his breakthrough in the world of song.
Invited Saturday of Isabelle Morizet, the singer of "Lucy" told the months before his breakthrough in the world of song.
The period lasted nine months. Not a pregnancy, but a difficult and especially intense period for Pascal Obispo. Invited Saturday of the show There is not a life in life on Europe 1, the singer went back to the 1990s, when he was not yet known to the public.
"I did not have enough time"
At the time, Pascal Obispo already gravitated around music but without being at the heart of the machinery: he was then a record salesman at the Fnac de Bastille. A job he keeps for nine months, "the time to be tired and want to focus even more on what I was doing, models to sign in a record company." For the evening and the night after his day of work, he composes. "I did not have enough time," says the singer, who ends up focusing solely on his models.
He discovers at the same time - and without much enthusiasm - the variety of the 90s. "The variety that I knew well was that of the Maritie and Gilbert Carpentier era, my idol when I was little, it was Claude François, I knew everything by heart ". Added to this childish stratum a teen rock in Rennes. But "when I arrived in Paris, when I started to make my models, it was necessary to find a form of compromise between the culture that I had and what was happening on the radio.In the 90s, it tended towards a form of sanitizing the music The idea was to find the little way I found it because I signed a contract ", still welcomes the singer.
A "path found" thanks to Polnareff
Two great names in the French repertoire particularly counted on its construction: "I listened to a lot of things and the people who challenged me the most were Gainsbourg and Michel Polnareff.I started to make small occasions. La Mouche , I made Holidays, it's really thanks to Polnareff that I composed More than anything in the world, he helped me to find a way in the French song ", concludes the artist.