Arno Arno’s rich and varied discography covers the last thirty-five years, but the singer has decided to “shake things up” on his new album, Future Vintage. Without denying his past, here he is striking out in a new direction and drawing on his thoughts about society. “There’s been a change in me this year,” he explains. “People do change.” As the European crisis continues, the man to whom we owe the immortal chorus “Fuck, fuck, after all we’re all Europeans” has noticed a radical political shift. “Europe is bankrupt and America is not as powerful as it used to be.” With its mix of French and English, Arno’s music always pleads for open-mindedness and tolerance. Arno was actually only supposed to record this album in 2013, but he felt an urgent need to write these songs almost as soon as he completed his recent tour. “After the final gigs in Montréal I told myself, ‘I’ve got to do something’. It’s difficult having nothing to do after a couple of years on the road. And it only gets worse with age,” he confesses.