Very intuitive, the multidisciplinary artist claims to use doubt as a tool with which he scans and reflects on what he has just created, and not as a destructive object. “It's a little more creative doubt, a working tool and a filter now, more than an object of insecurity”, confides the one who wishes to continue writing poetry. Because this discipline, he sees it as a complement in his expression.
If he approached Les Herbes rouges with his blackened notebooks, it is because the independent publishing house represents, for the child that he was, the 1970s, poetry in motion like a kind of tail of the Quiet Revolution and the marginal poets who wrote while being free. A movement that marked the young Daniel who watched with interest his teenage brothers and sisters live their 1970s.
“When I saw, for the first time, the pagination in PDF format, it really touched me to be admitted to this house”, says the one who was greatly marked by the poet Blaise Cendrars for his writings, but also for his way of being.
Like the poet-traveler known for never returning twice to the same place, Daniel Bélanger makes it his duty to live a life of creativity made up of projects the often taking you to new places.
“It's curiosity that leads us to do a lot of things, it's not necessarily the ambition to do something else,” he adds. My idols were often generalists. I grew up with Boris Vian and he is the best example of a generalist. He's a genius at knowing everything. My culture is that, that of curious people who go everywhere, who try themselves, who hit each other's nose or who succeed. You have to be eager to learn, because that's the sparkle of life.”
- Daniel Bélanger has just released the first single from his 12th album, < em>Mercury in May, to be published next October. The play, which is titled I hear everything playing (in your head), has received a fabulous reception. It also represents the singer's debut on the TikTok platform, where an excerpt from the song shared for the first time garnered 30,000 listens in just 48 hours.
- Mercure en mai will be Daniel Bélanger's first album of original songs since Paloma in 2016. The artist also released the instrumental album, Travelling, in 2020 .
- Daniel Bélanger also signs the music for the film Confessions currently in theaters. This is the second collaboration between Luc Picard and Daniel Bélanger in the cinema, the first dating back to 2005 for the soundtrack of the film L'audition.
The collection of poetry Heavy weight by Daniel Bélanger is published by Les Herbes rouges. It's in the bookstore.