Belgium native Stromae is no joke across the Atlantic. His album 2013 album Racine Carrée has gone double platinum and he worked on the Hunger Games soundtrack, for all intensive purposes he deserves to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.
His new video for “Quand C’est” only emphasizes his mastery as an artist. Effortlessly and perfectly stylized, his shadow lurks across an empty stage fighting with mysterious spider like monsters while he sings stylishly about cancer of all things. A superbly fashionable pop powerhouse, he is a cooler male Belgian version of an early Lady Gaga. If America can’t get hip with Stromae after this new song I’m concerned about us.