Mu­sic Le Sol­dat Rose by Sou­chon &Sons

To talk about the third episode in Le Sol­dat Rose saga, MilK met the Sou­chon trio. The singer-song­writer fa­ther and sons teamed up to com­pose the mu­sic on this ten­der mu­si­cal tale writ­ten by Pierre-Do­minique Bur­gaud.

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The ren­dezvous was set at the Hôtel Hox­ton, Paris. It only took us a few sec­onds to see how close Alain Sou­chon is to his sons Pierre and Charles (known pro­fes­sion­ally as Ours). A chance to get an in­side look at a family of mu­si­cians. How did you three come to work to­gether on — Pierre Sou­chon: Pierre-Do­minique Bur­gaud came up with an idea for an­other episode of Le Sol­dat Rose. Hav­ing pre­vi­ously worked with Louis Che­did and Fran­cis Cabrel, he asked us to col­lab­o­rate on this pre­quel, as if we were one and the same per­son. Work­ing to­gether on the same project for the first time ever has been a great joy. — Alain Sou­chon: Pierre and I have al­ready done songs to­gether and then… I think I know Charles pretty well… ( laugh­ter). For this third episode of Le Sol­dat Rose, Pierre-Do­minique Bur­gaud in­vented the story and wrote the lyrics and we com­posed the mu­sic. We fi­nally find out why the sol­dier is pink! What dif­fer­ence does it make be­ing in the same family when you are all three mu­si­cians? Do you com­mu­ni­cate more or, on the con­trary, are you care­ful not to up­set each other? — Alain: We’re a fa­ther and two chil­dren, but when it comes to song, we’re three mu­si­cians. That changes every­thing. — Pierre: Nat­u­rally we say things to each other; we’re all in the same boat. “That cho­rus of yours needs a bit of a boost!” is just one ex­am­ple. There was no prob­lem about shar­ing what we felt on this project. Out­side the mu­sic world, what sort of family are you? — Alain: Each of us lives his own life, in his own apart­ment. We phone each other quite a lot, ask each other for ad­vice. Es­pe­cially me! — Ours: And we see each other a lot. It’s true that we all have our own lives, but com­pared to other fam­i­lies, the dif­fer­ence is quite stag­ger­ing. We’re more than close. We’re friends. — Alain: Mu­sic is what binds us to­gether. If they’d be­come ar­chi­tects or doc­tors, for ex­am­ple, we prob­a­bly wouldn’t be so close. Ours: When we start writ­ing a song, we need ad­vice or some­one to lis­ten to it. All three of us trust each other and so we show each other what we’ve done first. We know that if our idea isn’t good, the two oth­ers won’t re­proach us for it. Alain, have you ever been afraid of over­shad­ow­ing them? — Alain: No, I am what I am, and they are what they are! — Pierre: Ours and I chose to sit un­der a “pa-PA-ra­sol”.

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