She’s currently touring Europe and recently made a stop in Italy — home of the Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin. But France’s Barbara Pravi didn’t have time to stop and admire the scenery. In between two planes and trains, she released “L’homme et l’oiseau”, a hymn to freedom and a bird that can never be captured.

The title translates to “The man and the bird” and nods to the animal, both mystical and free, that Barbara regularly refers to in her songs and stage productions. Following her Eurovision song “Voila” and its follow-up “Le jour se lève”, “L’homme et l’oiseau” completes a three-part triptych, whose music videos comprise a short film.

Barbara Pravi releases ‘L’homme et l’oiseau”

As her public is used to by now, Barbara has stirred both curiosity and impatience by sharing a teaser with a cinematographic aesthetic directed by Gianluca Matarrese. Between power and fragility, the young singer can be seen performing contemporary choreography in the arms of dancer and model LaMichael Leonard Jr. In a close-up, her eyes are misty with emotion.

“Man and Bird is the end of the story. It is the dream that mixes with reality. It is the bird that is never captured. It is the man of love who does not really exist.”

 

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Designed to complement each other and work together, the three songs in the triptych are about a mental and spiritual journey. From darkness to light comes liberation and rebirth. This is what the whole short film will imply to the viewers.

In a long Instagram post, Barbaba revealed the origin of the three-song project. The idea made sense in September 2020, even before the singer had the idea to run for Eurovision. The short film was intended to showcase her first ever album arranged by Jérémie Arcache.

“I asked three directors to put these tunes into images — that every end of one is the beginning of the next. Like an infinite dance, a loop.”

 

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Among other things, we learn that the recordings took place in January at the Bay of the Somme in France, the day before the final of the national Eurovision France section. Barbara once again proves she is a workaholic.

 

 

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In parallel, Barbara recently announced twelve more concert dates from Belgium to Ireland, including a special date at Cadogan Hall in London. Her tour will again take her to the Netherlands where she was supported and acclaimed by the Dutch Eurovision audience.

Did you watch the short film ? What is your favorite song of the triptych? Let us know in the comments box down below!

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T.J.
T.J.
21 days ago

This is pure art in top quality. Period!

Rico
Rico
21 days ago

Her voice is amazing. I have tickets for her show in Amsterdam next year. I can’t wait to see her live again (after eurovision).

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
22 days ago

I was so happy to see France doing so well once again! 2nd place is phenomenal!
Barbara is a very unique artist and I wish her all the best!
Let’s hope France can keep scoring high in next years as well

Milos
Milos
22 days ago

Honestly, I cannot remember when was the last time I saw such a talented songwriter AND performer. All here new songs are amazing, meaningful and beautiful

fiona
fiona
22 days ago

i need an album from her!

Sot
Sot
23 days ago

Barbara serving once again. Just imagine how popular she’ll become in France after the 2nd place and all the plays in theatre she’ll participate in!

Alex
Alex
23 days ago

she is soo good, reminds me of a young Patricia Kaas in a way.

I booked my ticket for the London show, wish i can get the chance to take a photo with her if covid restrictions do no exist lol

Marat
Marat
23 days ago

She’s amazing

Many
23 days ago

This is clearly a love song but very different from “Le jour se lève” (where she sings about the strong feelings she has for her new lover). It’s more about falling in love with someone you can’t conquer because they are seducers flying to one person to another. The lyrics are really poetic and brilliant. Here is my English translation of the song: I see them flapping wings These swallows flying around you Trying to find themselves in your look But they will never have your love Light attracts them Just like half-locked hearts such as yours My love tell… Read more »

Marat
Marat
22 days ago
Reply to  Many

Thanks for the translation!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
23 days ago

I love all 3 songs !! I can ‘t wait for her album and her concert next year in Utrecht (NL)

Grft
Grft
23 days ago

This new song is excellent. Really well written and emotional. She’s so talented!

Patrick Pastor
Patrick Pastor
23 days ago

When it’s done by a competent singer-songwriter, chanson is very good. Barbara Pravi is not competent…she’s LEGENDARY.