Mathieu Saïkaly is a folk singer songwriter and former French Idol winner who first caught my attention last autumn through his fresh-feeling Respiration #1. His latest tale is one of heartbreak and comes complete with a video. It’s called Pourquoi tu me dis je t’aime.
By Graeme Smith
Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, the track has a vulnerable feel in its opening. The vocals are questioning, with strong use of repetition and echo. When it hits the first verse, Mathieu’s voice will tug on your heartstrings.
The video features Mathieu performing on an isolated beach, shrouded in fog, reflecting the uncertainty of the love his speaks. It all combines to become something very powerful. You can watch the video below.