EXCLUSIVE. Upset by the war in Ukraine, which echoes the departure of her family from communist Bulgaria to France when she was a child, the singer is releasing, this Friday, May 13, a mini-album for the benefit of Unicef. She tells us why.
“It was obvious. I had to do something”. When the war in Ukraine began on February 24, Sylvie Vartan was “overwhelmed” by the images of this Slavic people, like her. Having herself fled communist Bulgaria with her family in 1952, she wanted to make a gesture for the victims of this war and decided, during her last visit to Paris, to make a mini-album for the benefit of Unicef, the United Nations organization dedicated to children.
It will be released on May 13 on digital – May 27 on CD – and contains five tracks, his classics “La Maritza” and “Nicolas”, “Le Bleu de la mer noire”, from his latest album “Thank you for the look” , released in 2021, a live cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, and an unreleased version of “Odessa”, a song from 1998, which she has just re-recorded.