Fantasized as a teenager when her father listened to Astor Piazzolla, Argentina’s capital has become a familiar refuge for singer-songwriter Benjamin Biolay.
“The day is finally breaking over Palermo Hollywood […] it’s like love at first sight, the girls are beautiful, the girls are free… ”, sings Benjamin Biolay. Love at first sight for Buenos Aires, the French singer-songwriter had it more than ten years ago, during a concert in the Argentinian capital, before returning there to record his seventh album in 2016, the best according to the critical, Palermo Hollywood, a trendy district in the north of the capital. “The name made me laugh, tells us the singer, but it is not my privileged place. I prefer Villa Crespo, which is wrongly called ‘Palermo Queens’, although it is not Palermo at all. “
Vast, luminous and chaotic, fantasized in adolescence when her father listened to Astor Piazzolla, Buenos Aires has become a familiar refuge for the singer. “A place where I feel good, he said. Naturally, I feel far away there but I have never been disoriented ”, says the one who returns there two or three times a year and has offered a pied-à-terre. “I enjoy winter too [l’été de ce côté-ci de l’équateur], because it is the moment when the city is most vibrant. “