The summer of 2022 is going to be hot (due to the heat wave, in particular), but the summer of 2022 is also going to be suaveeee because of Soolking’s new song “Suavemente”. A little nugget of French song, as they say behind the scenes at Fip Radio. So you can sing it without stuttering on the beach for a good game of beach volleyball, here’s our in-depth analysis of this masterpiece of French variety. Only listen with very poor quality airpods on a windy day.
1. A tribute to his idols
Soolking begins his song with a stirring tribute to two well-known personalities in the music industry who marked his life and forged his career. By choosing “Suavemente, bésame” as the first sentence, our singer clearly winks at Elvis Crespo and Pitbull who both sang these words before him. Straightforward, he proclaims in an original way a big thank you to these two men who inspired him in his artistic creations.
2. A text marked by the rise of the main character
From the beginning of his work, Soolking explains to his audience that he has evolved a lot by becoming a new person and that he now wants to leave the past behind him. This ascent is particularly felt when he says “I get out of the tess and I don’t put my hands in the air anymore”, “Leaving the galley”, “Pride of a DZ, it’s me who pays the bill” or a little later in the text “I left the street”. With these words, he expresses to us his pride in having left the streets and the banditry that he frequently encountered and sets himself as an example. This admission creates a link with the public who feels touched by this story and involved in its development.
3. Modesty as a first quality
Despite his rise and his sudden access to a high place in society, Soolking shows us that he knows how to keep his feet on the ground. Saying “I don’t forget those who get up early for a salary. I don’t like to brag, I do what needs to be done”, the singer shows that he does not forget where he comes from and how much he worked to get where he is. Soolking therefore positions himself as representing popular workers whom he invites to gather around him.
4. An omnipresent desire to travel
Throughout this song, numerous references to travel indicate the adventurous spirit in which Soolking finds himself. The singer first evokes Spain, using the words “Suavemente, bésame”reminiscent of tapas and evenings in Lloret de Mar. Then Soolking turns his gaze to Italy, since he tells us about a “Italia engine”of the “streets of Parlerme” and one “little italian”. The singer also briefly mentions Monaco, where his “Buddy smokes Gelato” and ends his reverie in Thailand, telling us that he wants to take his bride to Phuket. This lexical field of travel therefore translates Soolking’s desire for escape, who certainly seeks to escape the sometimes harsh consequences of fame.
5. A Truly Generous Protagonist
Several elements in the text make it possible to deduce the generous nature of our author. We can indeed see that Soolking has his heart on his sleeve when he says “And I would like mine to all come out of the mess”. Many of his acts testify to this, among others when he declares “I’m taking him to Phuket and we’re going for a ride” and “I pay the bill”. All these narrative elements show that Soolking is a man who gives, gives, gives without counting.
6. A woman’s love despite objectification
Soolking’s view of the woman he loves in his text is ambiguous. On the one hand, he describes her to us as a woman who serves only to render services to him like an object, in particular when he describes her as “A little Italian girl who loves me and gives me the papers”. Still, Soolking’s feelings come through when he talks more about the one he loves: “Oh, baby, you’re sweet, mama, how sweet you are. The revolver eyes, it is a criminal beauty ». By comparing his beauty to a criminal, he indirectly tells us that she stole his heart.
7. 80s and 90s nostalgia
Twice in the text, Soolking shares his nostalgia for the end of the 20th century with us by introducing lyrics from songs of the time. When he sings to us ” Revolver eyes “ and “Yeah, I dance the mia”, Soolking refers to two well-known French songs: Marc Lavoine’s “Elle a les yeux revolver” (1985) and NTM’s “Je danse le mia” (1993). A disguised way for Soolking to reveal his melancholy vis-à-vis the 80s and 90s and to thank these artists for the imprint they left on the music industry.
8. A man who finally wants to live for himself
Traumatized by the obstacles he may have encountered during his rise to fame, Soolking confides in this text on his desire to refocus on himself. To prove to us that he now prefers to live in the present without worrying about others, Soolking announces “I party, I don’t listen to gossip”. At the same time, the singer shares his dreams that he no longer wants to restrain: “Oh, madre mia, I’m coming, ghir bchwiya. I’m going to take everything there is, I don’t care mel 3alamia. » A way for him to say that he has finally decided to live for himself.