There’s a bilingual song on the album. Why is “Offenses” in French and English? Was it a conscious decision?
“Offenses” is the only bilingual song on the album, so it could have been more. I would have liked to add even something Finnish, but it has to remain very intuitive. It has to be magnetic, and in that sense, I can’t be analytical about my writing. It just sort of happened with “Offenses”. I wanted to sing in French for a long time, and I was struggling to find the right tune or attitude to French. Now, I finally managed to write this chorus, which was kind of a victory for me. I hope I can manage to do that again, but it’s really up to something you can’t control.
What are the next steps you’re taking? Is a new album already in the making?
The live set has obviously taken a lot of my time, but I’ve been working on a remix EP that’s coming out in a couple of weeks. I’m super excited because it’s made with four female producers from Finland, Germany, and France. In November, I’m working on another Beginnings rework. It was inspired by a piano session we did with Akemi, my musician who plays the keys on stage. We got to the studio and reinterpreted a few songs with just piano and vocals. This will be reworked by Claude Violante, a good friend of mine who’s an amazing producer. That will be the yin-yang of Prudence: the electro part and the more acoustic side. These two will complete the Beginnings era in a very complete way.