Helmut Fritz operates what one might call the "maturity turn". In skiing, a turn aiming to put your feet back parallel (in the right way ...) is called a STEM. This will be the name of the upcoming EP !
Indeed, the one who could have been considered a fanciful one shot in 2009 has actually been for 10 years a musician who continues on his way, producer of his track, attached to the words and the punchlines, and determined to take a singular place in electro-pop, like Sebastien Tellier, in an obviously more mainstream setting.
The history that Helmut builds is linked to current events, people's feelings, life events. The covid inspired him "ca m'enerve 2020", the possible return to life before the incisive "Particules Fines" follow-up. Then the desire to let go and not let yourself be overwhelmed by this virus led to the song "Vacancer", a nod also in second reading to those deprived of vacation since the frame of the clip takes place in Paris.
Rid of the burlesque sides of his puppet and now totally comfortable in his outfits, Helmut is finally doing what looks like him, and he is proud to announce that before the EP "STEM" to be released next spring, a new single : "COOL", will be available in December. A track house, with French touch accents, solar and warming, to make people dance, again and again in this uncertain and troubled period. Because this is the artist's goal: to sing only when he considers it necessary. This is how he wishes to continue to build his history.