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« Paraît-il », first track from the French project Oripeaux

edited July 26 in Creations

Few months ago, my brother who is also a novelist and I decided to start Oripeaux, a project of French songs. We already wrote a few songs and this is the first track we chose to release.
We wrote the lyrics together and I took care of the music, as usual, exclusively on iPad.

Lyrics in the spoiler (pardon my french...)

PARAÎT-IL

Oh, Dis moi,
Mais où te caches ?
Montre toi !
Je ne te vois plus !
Reprends moi
Quand je fais des erreurs,
Remplis moi
De ces mots rêveurs.

Il paraît qu'il y a
De jolis matins blêmes,
Il paraît qu'on n'y voit
Aucun chrysanthèmes,
Que là-bas on s'embrasse
À y perdre haleine
Et que le temps y passe
Sans rides et sans peine.
Il paraît qu'il y a
Un immaculé bleu
Qui attend au delà
Du tapis nuageux.

Je revois
Ces iris acajou
Qui m'envoient
Dans un rêve Andalou
Oh, je n'ai
Pas perdu la voix,
Non je n'ai
Pas perdu la foix !

Il paraît qu'aussi loin
Que le bout du monde,
Plus rien ne se redoute,
Terre et mer se confondent.
Il paraît que la route
Se divise tôt ou tard
Entre deux sentiments
Nous reste l'espoir
Il paraît qu'au moment
Où l'on s'y attend le moins
La magie de l'instant
Ranime nos lendemains.

Tous ces bleus,
Au corps et au cœur,
Et ces vagues
À l'âme en torpeur,
Ne sont pas
Gravés dans la pierre
Ni dans l'ambre
Enfouie sous la terre

Il paraît qu'au delà
Des moments de tourmente,
S'attise une flamme,
Lueur incandescente,
Et danse l'oriflamme
Au souffle de la nuit,
Brûlant le vague à l'âme
De trop longs jours de pluie,
Il paraît qu'en dehors
Des arts et des manières,
Ce rêve multicolore
Irradie nos hivers

Comments

  • McDMcD
    edited October 2022

    I’m a big fan of your work. The orchestral touches are really nice.

    It appears you have a lot of work going on… since this is your most productive time of life I hope you
    Can finish this project with your brother and get attention for the work.

    French lyrics help me focus on the music. If you have the lyrics handy can you post them? I’ll push them
    Through Google translate to get the idea of the song.

    Who does what in the partnership? I’d assume your brother wrote the lyrics and you handled all music but
    It’s good to know.

    Apple translates the title Paraît-il as “It Seems to Be”.

  • edited October 2022

    @McD since this is an exclusive English speaking forum, I didn't attached the lyrics but I will add a spoiler including them in case someone is interested.
    The music is very melancholic but the lyrics are full of hope.

    I initiated the lyrics for this track and quickly recorded my idea so that my brother could understand the metric. then we wrote the remaining lyrics based on my first draft together. My brother is living in Thailand and I am in Japan so we used Facebook instant chat with a variation of exquisite corpse writing technique. I started one line and then he wrote the next one etc... It was a lot of fun and we wrote the lyrics in one hour.

  • McDMcD
    edited October 2022

    You are very good a collaborations! The spoiler and the Apple translate in Safari helped me get the idea of the lyrics.

  • edited October 2022

    @McD said:
    You are very good a collaborations! The spoiler and the Apple translate in Safari helped me get the idea of the lyrics.

    I would definitely recommend using deepl translation instead of Google translate. In my experience it is far more accurate and it seems a lot of linguists are recommending it as well.

    To complete my answer in terms of work flow for this project, we basically have two different ways of working. My brother is a very prolific writer, and he sends me his texts all the time. When it clicks with me, I usually manage to find a melody and then compose a song. The other way is starting from the music. my bother is not a musician but he can write lyrics when he has a clear idea of the melody and flow. So, In that case, I start from a draft of a song usually on acoustic guitar and start writing some lyrics and record the idea quickly so that he can understand the flow. Then we write together.

  • It's a very beautiful song with a lot of remarkable aspects to it. Firstly the writing is extraordinary, the lyrics are excellent. Some of the rhymes are worthy of Baudelaire. French, being a more ornamental language than English (which is much more direct), is a great language for poets.

    Thematically the words remind me of the Tao Te Ching: gazing into the mystery, but with a heart full of hope, despite the moments de tourmente

    And of course, the music is also fantastic, and the singing is exceptional: restrained but expressive, it's a great performance.

  • edited October 2022

    Très belle chanson. Le chanteur a vraiment une belle voix pour ce style.

    Tu est français ou Québécois ?

  • Hi JanKun,
    I love the message of hope, and this song oozes with this wonderful feeling of emerging light!!!
    Japan and Thailand, are places I have been to, and really want to visit and stay a while.
    Your Collab Work is wonderful, and very enjoyable,
    Thanks for sharing this project!!!
    Rene

  • This is a beauty. The piano intro is perfect. When the orchestra comes in I’m thinking of a composer I cannot place. Maybe @McD has an idea. Am I thinking Stravinsky? Can’t peg it. Anyway, it totally enhances the feeling of the piece.

    So remarkable what can now be produced on an iPad, collaborating between France and Japan. And, of course, now the whole world can hear it, and deservedly so.

  • Sorry… I can’t tag a composer but I tend to hear orchestral music as suitable for a film genre because composers like John Williams re-invent scores that borrow from composers of the 1800’s. So I guess what images this music would enhance. I see the after battle fields of WWI France in this musical imagery.

    I guess longing is the theme here.

  • I can hear hope all over this one. So many parts felt like opening the window in the morning to a gorgeous and radiant sight. Pro everything too!

  • @richardyot said:
    It's a very beautiful song with a lot of remarkable aspects to it. Firstly the writing is extraordinary, the lyrics are excellent. Some of the rhymes are worthy of Baudelaire. French, being a more ornamental language than English (which is much more direct), is a great language for poets.

    Thematically the words remind me of the Tao Te Ching: gazing into the mystery, but with a heart full of hope, despite the moments de tourmente

    And of course, the music is also fantastic, and the singing is exceptional: restrained but expressive, it's a great performance.

    Thank you so much for the feedback, Richard. I wouldn't dare to compare with Baudelaire but it is nice of you. I should definitely read Tao Te Ching, sounds like the perfect read for me now.
    Thank you for your comment on the vocals performance. It is the first take, done very late at night after completing the orchestration. I thought I would rework it, because it is far from perfect, but I liked the mood and couldn't have reproduce it even with the hardest work, so I decided to keep the imperfections.

  • @ecou said:
    Très belle chanson. Le chanteur a vraiment une belle voix pour ce style.

    Tu est français ou Québécois ?

    Merci beaucoup pour l'écoute et le gentil commentaire. C'est ma voix, je suis content que cela te plaise.

    Je suis français, et toi ?

  • @JanKun said:

    @ecou said:
    Très belle chanson. Le chanteur a vraiment une belle voix pour ce style.

    Tu est français ou Québécois ?

    Merci beaucoup pour l'écoute et le gentil commentaire. C'est ma voix, je suis content que cela te plaise.

    Je suis français, et toi ?

    Quebecois d’origine mais je n’habite plus la depuis très longtemps.

  • @ReneAsologuitar said:
    Hi JanKun,
    I love the message of hope, and this song oozes with this wonderful feeling of emerging light!!!
    Japan and Thailand, are places I have been to, and really want to visit and stay a while.
    Your Collab Work is wonderful, and very enjoyable,
    Thanks for sharing this project!!!
    Rene

    Thank you for your comment, Rene. Next time your come in Japan, please let me know !

  • @LinearLineman said:
    This is a beauty. The piano intro is perfect. When the orchestra comes in I’m thinking of a composer I cannot place. Maybe @McD has an idea. Am I thinking Stravinsky? Can’t peg it. Anyway, it totally enhances the feeling of the piece.

    So remarkable what can now be produced on an iPad, collaborating between France and Japan. And, of course, now the whole world can hear it, and deservedly so.

    Thank you for listening and your sweet comment, Mike.
    Yes, the iPad went a long way. It can definitely be heard in the creation category of this forum. Increasingly diverse and the level of quality has improved significantly over the past year and a half.

  • @magnusovi said:
    I can hear hope all over this one. So many parts felt like opening the window in the morning to a gorgeous and radiant sight. Pro everything too!

    Thank you for listening !

  • edited October 2022

    I love everything about this track.

    I lived in France a long time ago (more than 40 years ago :) ) and I still speak the language. Hearing this song throws me back to my careless childhood days spent in Paris with my best friend Jean-Phillipe. Thank you for that

  • @branis said:
    I love everything about this track.

    I lived in France a long time ago (more than 40 years ago :) ) and I still speak the language. Hearing this song throws me back to my careless childhood days spent in Paris with my best friend Jean-Phillipe. Thank you for that

    Thank you for listening. I am really glad if this track was evocative enough to bring back some memories of your good times in France. It is actually a great honour and a nice compliment. J'espère que tu es toujours en contact avec ton ami Jean-Philipe !

  • Had to play this several times - beautiful! The orchestration style sounds familiar to me too. Perhaps Messiaen, but less dissonant. Can't wait to hear more.

  • @pbelgium said:
    Had to play this several times - beautiful! The orchestration style sounds familiar to me too. Perhaps Messiaen, but less dissonant. Can't wait to hear more.

    Thank you for listening Paul, glad you enjoyed it! I am not familiar with Messiaen, I should definitely listen!

  • Blimey, even though I failed O,level French 3 times I enjoyed that one.
    Great singing, lovely orchestration.. I’m thinking it’s more Ravel or Richard Strauss influence but it could just be pure JanKun 👍

  • @GeoTony said:
    Blimey, even though I failed O,level French 3 times I enjoyed that one.
    Great singing, lovely orchestration.. I’m thinking it’s more Ravel or Richard Strauss influence but it could just be pure JanKun 👍

    Thank you so much for listening and for the kind comments.
    Sorry if the song reminded you of some bad memories with French language. But I am glad you enjoyed it anyway. First Stravinsky, then Messiaen, now Ravel and Richard Strauss. Wow, you guys are going to make my head spin !

  • Rather nice, great voice and sweet orchestration, good and heavy towards the end!

  • @WalterG said:
    It would be interesting to translate it into Russian.

    Yes, a Russian translation could be great, just like a translation in Ukrainian or any other language could be. It is a song about finding hope through darkest times. I don't think this kind of message knows any frontier.

  • @Krupa said:
    Rather nice, great voice and sweet orchestration, good and heavy towards the end!

    Thank you for listening !

  • Hey, this is superb! I'm looking forward to more tracks.

  • edited November 2022

    @lukesleepwalker said:
    Hey, this is superb! I'm looking forward to more tracks.

    Thank you so much for listening. There are a few songs from this project on the way. In lots of different styles ! I'll keep you in the loop when the cooking is set !

  • edited May 16

    I really like your project! Is it available in Spanish? I started learning Spanish https://edureviewer.com/best-spanish-learning-apps-while-driving/ and would like to practice it. It would be very useful for me.

  • @SimonMiller said:
    I really like your project!

    Thank you for listening and for your kind words. Glad you like it. I'll post more tracks from this project in the few coming months !

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