Johnny Hallyday had noticed twenty years ago. The singer Miossec, who has helped to relaunch the career of the rocker with The Waiting in 2012, was naturally elected to participate in the adventure of My Country it is the love – which recently passed the million copies sold. It is at the origin of the words Back in THE. In Paris Match published Thursday, November 15, he said that the collaboration was revealed, this time, difficult.

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“I was taken to the farmer in the corner who had not had her word to say,” said singer, a breton, lyricist of talent attached to his region of origin, and always remained on the sidelines of the circuits of show business. “The chorus was already there when I was asked to work on it. Then I made the verses,” explains Christophe Miossec. He hoped that it was “for services rendered”, it would have a margin of maneuver more important. “But no. I found myself in competition with other authors,” he continues.

Miossec is at the origin of several successful songs of Johnny Hallyday, whom he had met during their first collaboration on the album Blood for Blood in 1999. Thirteen years later, Miossec finds the rocker with the disk Waiting , which he wrote almost entirely. The song 20 years , a reflection on happiness and old age is sacred “original song of the year” at the Victoires de la musique. In 2015, “I wrote love and My beating heart in the studio with Yodelice,” recalls Miossec, stating that these are “songs that he loved”.

The album My Country it is the love comprises the texts of a new guard of writers. In particular, the novelist Jérôme Attal and Yohann Malory, a regular contributor to Jenifer, who signed three songs from the album posthumous.

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“I thought there would be some recognition of the belly. But it is not coming”, now regret the author. If the lyricist is not proud of Back in THE , he may, however, console themselves with its last production, as a singer this time: The Survivors , his eleventh album, released September 28, receives an excellent reception.