Christophe Willem has come a long way before arriving where he is now. He worked a lot and never gave up despite the failures. Interviewed on the show “I love you, etc. »the singer told a funny story. In his youth, he would have had fun dealing adult films on the grounds of his school.
Christophe Willem: his journey to success
Christophe Willem made himself known by participating in the show ” New star “. Big winner of the 3rd edition, he immediately went on to release hits and several albums. This allowed him to make a name for himself in the French musical universe.
Today the singer has many fans. He has had many successes, and continues to do his best with each new project. During an interview at Gala, the artist confided that he had had a few moments of doubt. Especially after the failure of his last album, Rio, released in 2017.
“The tour went very well and it comforted me, but I was frustrated at not having managed to make the album understood (…) it was a fear, but the fear does not prevent not the hazard. My previous album, Rio, was harder to carry because it didn’t find its audience,” he said.
Christophe Willem: his next album
Doubts and frustration did not prevent the artist from persevering. Despite his disappointment, he made an effort. And for his fans. Some efforts which have obviously borne fruit, because his latest single “PS: I love you” met with great success. A relief for Christophe Willem who placed great hopes in the project.
“For my team, it was the title of the return, and for me, it is immodest. For me, it was hard to say that, to have a certain vulnerability, and to say that it was violent to have been rejected, ”he confessed.
In addition, Christophe Willem’s next album should be released on September 16, 2022. An album which, according to him, is “an outlet” since he would have designed it “without restraint”. During an interview with Karima Charni on his YouTube channel, the singer made some confidences regarding the project. He said he had “hesitated a lot before choosing its name ‘Panorama'”. A name he chose for two reasons.
“The first is that it’s an album that goes around all the questions,” he explained.
In this one he looks back on his adolescenceand talks about his “relation to se*uality, relations to the media”. The second is that it is the name of a street in which he liked to be alone in his youth.
“The street is called ‘Rue du Panorama’ because we had a panorama of all of Paris,” he continued.
A business around adult films
In January 2019, the one Marianne James nicknamed the turtle confided amazing to say the least. Interviewed on the show “I love you, etc. »he said he trafficked in adult films in his youth.
“Me, at school, I was doing the deal. I recorded sex movies that I then sold. There was a whole barter, ”explained the artist.
Christophe Willem’s classmates did not spare him when he was little. Because’he was somewhat effeminatehe was often the victim of harassment.
Christophe Willem victim of harassment
As he confided in the show “In retro”Christopher Willem didn’t have an easy childhood. At school, it was not uncommon to see his classmates push him around. Which affected him a lot at the time.
During the interview, he notably returned to the day when his comrades spat on him after throwing him to the ground. A terrible memory which will haunt him for many years and which made him isolate himself from the other children.
According to Christophe, what touched him the most “it’s not so much the act”but “the non-reaction of the adults around”. The fact is that these never intervened to help him get through the hardship despite his distress.
Here is what Christophe Willem has told :
“I really suffered school bullying head-on, in a fairly violent way (…) It was a nightmare. It wasn’t repeating a year that was a nightmare, it was a nightmare to stay another year. »