Although her name is not familiar to everyone, Pascale Borel already has a strong background as a pop singer.
Just arrived in Paris to try one's luck at the beginning of the 80's, Pascale meets the singer Lala which immediately asks her to join his band Lala et les Emotions (Lala and the Emotions). In the early 80's, the band is chated with the song "Je suis une jolie fille d'Alger". Then Pascale goes on stages to play her first gigs. By the way, she meets Grégory, percussionist by Lala's side, who is also a great compositor. Quickly, Pascale uses to write texts suiting to Gregory's songs.
Then, both of them decide to create Mikado, a famous duet that will cross he 80's with hits such as "Naufrage en Hiver" and "La Fille du Soleil", with all their photos, record artworks promo videos, created by the famous artists Pierre & Gilles. Mikado firstly met success in Japan with 3 memorable tours, before they hit the top places of the French charts.
At the very time when the 2nd album is compose and ready for recording, Grégory and Pascale break up after 8 years of artistic collaboration. Mikado's adventure is over, but Pascale decides to keep going on an artistic carrier as a pop music singer.
She builds up a new band called Bien, melting pop-rock with electro, and finally meets a young and talented author whom first book – "The Consolation Society" – has particularly attracted attention a couple of years before : Jérémie Lefebvre. Soon he becomes Pascale artistic half, her perfect complement.
With the songs he writes and composes for her, the idea of recording an album quickly and naturally came to their mind. Jérémie is highly inspired by his new muse, and they record songs in which Pascale crosses over the genres with free artistic feeling.
Those literary and musical mixtures, those strong characters association with different background experiences helped producing an eclectic album, melodic, delicate and funny.
Knowing Pascale Borel's background, there's no surprise to be brought back in the 80's with songs such as "Alicante" or "J'aime tellement Proust" (trans "I love Proust so much)". You can also discover more contemporary songs, like the poetic "Comme une bouteille à la mer" ("Like a bottle in the sea"), or "12 ans" ("12 year old"), relating to the tender relations between a mother and her teenage daughter. Or still funny love songs like the one which gives its name to this album : "Oserai-je t'aimer?" ("Will I dare loving you").
You will have to listen a few times each song to discover every artistic, melodic or textual, jewel. And everyone can find here a particular moment of his own life (literary, musically, sometimes in cinema) in a melodic and funny song like "Si j'étais une vache" ("If I were a cow"), like "Le sourire de la standardiste" ("The operator's smile"), or still like the smooth Madonna's "Into the groove" cover.
Pascale releases true recreation time with a series of short bitter sweet stories that will enjoy all the popular music lovers.