Singer Zaho from Sagazan dreams of crazy love

She has not yet released her first album, announced for the spring, that her 2023 agenda is already full, between festivals (Europavox, in Clermont-Ferrand, and Les Vieilles Charrues, in Carhaix, in July) and concerts under her name (at the Trianon, in Paris, on April 18). Based on three songs (Unreason, Enough and Sleepers) delivered on the platforms, a few opening acts (including an Olympia curtain-raiser for Hervé), the 2022 prize at the Chorus festival, notable appearances at the Francofolies in La Rochelle and at Rock en Seine, and, finally, of a creation at the Transmusicales de Rennes, in 2022.

At 22, Zaho de Sagazan is expected to be the one who can inject, with her expressive mezzo-soprano timbre, new blood into French song. “When I was little, my parents were afraid that people would laugh at me, she said though. I really had a special voice, much deeper than that of all the other girls and boys. To find her, I went through many stages, from nasal to mannered. »

The recovery on his Instagram account of Tell me, when will you come back ?, by Barbara, gives a first indication of the influences of this Nazairienne established in Nantes. The other monument that dominates his personal pantheon is also unmissable: “The first time I saw images of Brel singing These people, I was speechless, then I looked at them fifty times in a row. I saw this house and this table with people sitting around it. I discovered the possibility of telling stories through song. Talk as much as possible in three minutes and very few words. Before the age of 13, I heard French songs at home thanks to my mother, a teacher who loves the language. From that moment, I began to listen to them. »

“Bullied by oversensitivity”

Passion can be read in the mischievous gaze, and enthusiasm resonates in responses punctuated with ” downright ! “. “Bullied by oversensitivity” during his childhood, the daughter of visual artist (painting, sculpture, performance) Olivier de Sagazan didn’t know how to channel her outbursts at first: “It was hell until the music gave me confidence. I cried every day and felt like I was misunderstood. » Still at 13, she stops dancing “to discover boredom”, which she occupies while listening to British singer and pianist Tom Odell over and over. “I wanted to be like him. There was a piano in a very cold room in the house, I went to it, never to leave it afterwards. I started to write, convinced that I would sign great songs! Today, I obviously have a lot more doubts…” So she relies on the Brazilian adage “Talent is sweat. »

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