As I study philosophy, Melancholy is a big topic for many philosophers like Hegel and Nietzsche. Melancholic state of mind is crucial for art in retire from everything, reflecting about life and the meaning of existence. For me a good song comes from melancholic feeling but also enjoyment of releasing pain away, in Freud terms: "Jouissance". When a music shout out the pain but also comforts and cheer up at same time, that's where it wins hearts.
My song "The Flute" is about this melancholic moment when I feel lost or lonely: "Where can I go, Who can I be, looking at my day and I just long to see" "The Flute". We shot the video in Mongolia, and the lil girl who plays the flute had a really sad face, but when we played her my song she suddenly smiled and danced, and that's the idea behind it, For me it's only the sounds of the music, in this case of a flute, that sends me far away and helps me release my sorrow, leads me into a joyful place beyond, a new reality of laughing and dancing free.
French Writers like Baudelaire and Sartre are dealing with the fact that Life is absurd! We touch this planet only for a brief moment and the disappear. The only mark we can leave here is by creating something for others. That's how we can touch infinity. I try to create realities through my music videos, "Baby Love" in Kenya, "Milk Bath" in a pink lake in Senegal , "The Flute" in Mongolia, they're all l'il realities which do exist and are not just imagined. I invite people join in, and dance with me. Everyone can dream and create his own reality. That's why I called my album "Lil Empire".
I think you can easily accept your blues all the time but the harder and beauty part in life is to create something that will take you beyond it, step you out of pain, shout it loud dance to survive.