Histoires de fesses is a song from Mylène Farmer’s eleventh studio album, Désobéissance (2018).
The lyrics of the song Histoires de fesses were written by Mylène Farmer.
” Salted pasta for humility, butt stories for posterity! ” (Mylène Farmer – RTL – 03/10/2018 )
“(In the celebrity press) , I know that there are indeed things that are violent, photos that are difficult to look at, and it’s true that I don’t like to see that. I don’t like that we feed on these things. But, I’m mainly talking about stories of buttocks in the background, that’s what interests us, isn’t it? ” (Mylène Farmer – RFM – 02/10/2018 )
Music composed by Feder
Artistic production: Feder
Mixing: JUMO for Motif Music (Paris)
Editions: Stuffed Monkey / Artiworks / District 6 France
Histoires de fesses is a song that Feder particularly likes:
“Only she can name a song like that while remaining classy. It starts with derision, lightness, then it takes on an emotional dimension ” (Feder – Télé Loisirs – 09/24/2018 )
For us foreigners (yes, a present company included) an idiom “Histoires de fesses” isn’t an easy one to translate. The range of meanings: can be something only physical if spoked about a relationship or something that has more talk and then actuality behind it (in English we’d say – “did you pull it out of your ass”? if a spoken info is not credible) It also can described as something of a low class, vulgar / offensive or cheep with no real depth or meaning. It is nowadays referred as a “yellow press” or “tabloids” . If you combined it all – you’ll get quite an eloquent phrase “Histoires de fesses” which Mylene serves us on a quite delicious musical plate sprinkled with soft rap. Obviously, all the real rappers must have some curse words into their lyrics (and the more the better). Mylene is a lady of class and therefore doesn’t go as low as talking “pussy” or “dick” but she leaves us some room for the imaginative interpretation with the juicy French “Histoires de fesses”. 🙂 Merci Mylene!
Released on September 28, 2018 from the album Désobéissance . The song Histoires de fesses is the fifth track.
On October 9, 2018 , Feder posted a photo on Instagram showing him with Mylène and announcing “Back in the studio!” with the hashtag #histoiresdefesses. On October 25, 2018 , announcement of the release for November 30 of a new CD+DVD edition of the album Désobéissance containing a long version of the song Histoires de fesses . November 30, 2018 release of the new edition of the album Désobéissance
Feder and Mylène Farmer in the studio – October 9, 2018
Initially, Histoires de fesses was to be a title entirely rapped by Mylène (we will finally find a part in rap on the Extended Version).
“Remember Pourvu qu’elles soient douces, if I may say so, it was already originally an almost a rap. I always liked that, I always liked that genre. And there, in this case, at the very beginning, when I worked with Feder, I had totally rapped it, precisely what you discover on the new title, the extended. And then, he said to me: “I believe that we should add a little bit of melody to it anyway”, and I followed his advice. Afterwards, I said to myself, I’m still going to put my rap… ” (Mylène Farmer – RFM – 18/ 12/2018 )
Released on December 04, 2020 of the best-of album Histoires de . We find the titleHistoires de fesses in its original version of the album Désobéissance .
No television performance on the song Histoires de fesses. But what a lovely stage delivery we got from Mylene! She playfully adds choreography accentuating her back side during the song performance – not only playing with the words but also with her whole body. Such an enchanting grotesque for the phrase “Histoires de fesses”, don’t you think? 🙂
“The unique Histoires de fesses . Beyond the very evocative title of the interpreter of Pourvu qu’elles soient douces , the rhythm and the phrasing of the singer on the chorus recall the delirious Christophe d’Orelsan.” ( téléloisirs.fr )
“Yes, Mylène Farmer is having fun with unfeigned pleasure! Histoires de fesses is the most striking example of this. We will probably not remember the piece for its musicality but for its comical lyrics (“Les salt pasta / J’aime, no bleme”) brandished to ridicule the scandal press.” ( Pure Charts )
“The mood is less desperate than usual, and even sexy-demanding at times (the astonishing Histoires de fesses ).” ( rfi.fr )
Histoires de fesses is an insolent transition of 2mn thought for a scenic interpretation. Amusing, but fatally dispensable on an album.” ( have-alire.com )
“The tempos are heady, the sounds modern and Mylène finally dares to assume her Marianne Faithfull bass in songs that are less dark than usual . people press that Stromae would not have denied) […]”. ( garcon-magazine.com )
“Histoires de fesses and Get Up Girl , the traditional sex songs and emancipatory spleen, are dressed in elaborate electro and give a hell of a slap.” ( clubcorbeille.com )
“If you’re looking for something a little more outrageous, Histoires de fesses chronicles a certain body part”. (idolator.com )
Paris La Défense Arena 2019
Mylène sings Histoires de fesses during the nine concerts at Paris La Défense Arena from June 7 to 22,
4K quality here: https://www.bilibili.com/s/video/BV1Wi4y1M7qm
Stage arrangements: Olivier Schultheis.
Choreography: Aziz Baki
Stage Images: Esteban Diácono
So, let me ask you: what really attracted YOU so much to Mylene over all these years?
For ME personally seeing Mylene just as a poster girl and an “eye candy” is just not enough! In fact, it is offensive! There! I confess too – we are missing the forest for the trees…I hope this will translate to French.
I think we know and feel that we are witnessing Someone who is ahead of her time! How LUCKY are we!!!
She is Someone with not only angelic eyes and hypnotizing vocals but the Woman with Integrity and Strength, an Ambassador of Love and Truth. She exhibits her High Values through everything she is and everything she does.
She gives us the Food for Thoughts, Pure and Unfiltered Human Emotions, she lets us drink from her soul like from the purest spring.
But we just want a piece of a tabloid or recycled 2D version of her? Why?
Is that really where we are in our evolutionary scale? Don’t we want to look closer and deeper and beyond the “pretty face”? How long can we exploit this? Like all of us, she won’t last forever – such is a rule of our Earthy life. But while we have a chance talk to her and get to know her, why can’t it be something meaningful and sincere?
What I see is her magical ability to stay “in the zone” and experience the Divine flow of creativity. She possesses a Spark of a Creator in her heart which she shares with us all so selflessly and openly! Isn’t that WHY we all want a piece of her?
That is the Secret and that is the Magic, folks!
Not the hair or face or legs or what she wears (or doesn’t!)! or says. It’s who SHE IS. The Ultimate Apotheosis of Creativity and Honesty in a Human.
I consider myself her student as through her I have obtained a great deal of personal integrity and the guts to be myself through it all.
Maybe starting today, we should make the Shift and disengage our participation in creating the “history of assholes” (such a good American word to use!) Maybe starting today, we will not contribute anymore into “des viols de rétine” and the Cult of the social distortion which would blow the mind even of Mr Dali himself (video says it all).
I pray for Mylene as I have always had to give her the Strength and the Courage to continue purifying us by facing our prettiest and the ugliest so we can find a Piece of our OWN Liberated Nirvana. Who is with me, my generation?!
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lyrics with translation
Je maudis les opportunistes à grands coups de triche Se fichent des dommages collatéraux, colle à ratiches Je maudis les riches chiches, les pastiches, j'aime Les pâtes au sel, les pâtes au sel J'aime, no blème... J'aime Histoires de, histoire de... Histoires de fesses C'est un con C'est un cas Je le confesse Histoires de, histoire de... Histoires de fesses C'est un cas C'est un con Je le confesse Fesses Fesses Fesses Histoires de fesses Je maudis les obsédés du propre sur soi Dans leur cervelas, leur quant à soi (quoi?) Quant à moi Je vomis les plats, vomis les fats, les clichés sans droits D'hémoglobine, des magazines, des viols de rétine Et j'aime Histoires de, histoire de Histoires de fesses C'est un con C'est un cas Je le confesse Histoires de, histoire de Histoires de fesses C'est un cas C'est un con Je le confesse Fesses Fesses Fesses Histoires de fesses Je maudis les opportunistes à grands coups de triche Se fichent des dommages collatéraux, colle à ratiches Je maudis les riches chiches, les pastiches, j'aime Les pâtes au sel, no blème Je maudis les obsédés du propre sur soi Dans leur cervelas, leur quant à soi Quant à moi Je vomis les plats, vomis les fats, les clichés sans droits D'hémoglobine, des magazines Et j'aime Histoires de, histoire de Histoires de fesses C'est un con C'est un cas Je le confesse Histoires de, histoire de Histoires de fesses C'est un cas C'est un con Je le confesse Fesses Fesses Fesses Histoires de fesses
I curse the opportunists with their cheating Don't care about collateral damage, glue to mouths I curse the rich chicks, the pasties, I love Pasta with salt, pasta with salt I love, no problem... I like Stories of, story of... Stories about asses He's a jerk He's a case I confess it Stories of, stories of... Butt stories This is a case He's a jerk I confess it asses asses asses Stories of the asses I curse the obsessed of the clean on oneself In their brains, their self-righteousness (what?) As for me I vomit the dishes, vomit the fats, the clichés without rights Of hemoglobin, of magazines, of retinal rapes And I love Stories of, story of Stories of asses He's a jerk He's a case I confess it Stories of, stories of Butt stories This is a case He's a jerk I confess it asses asses asses Tales of the asses I curse the cheating opportunists Don't care about collateral damage, glue to mouths I curse the rich chicks, the pasties, I like Pasta with salt, no problem I curse the obsessed with cleanliness In their self-centeredness, their self-righteousness As for me I vomit the dishes, vomit the fats, the clichés without rights Of hemoglobin, of magazines And I like Stories of, story of Stories of the buttocks He's a jerk He's a case I confess it Stories of, stories of Butt stories This is a case He's a jerk I confess it asses asses asses Stories of the asses