French singer/songwriter Renan Luce was born in Paris in 1980. He spent his childhood and teenage years in Bretagne, learning to play piano, then saxophone, and finally guitar, and writing a first couple of songs.
He moved to Paris in the early 2000s and began playing regularly, eventually catching the attention of Universal Publishing's Olivier Lefebvre. He quickly obtained a regular opening act opportunity with Bénabar, whose songwriting acumen was actually lyrically quite similar. A first album, Repenti, was released in late 2006, displaying Luce's personal palette of inspiration, ranking from almost-rebel-like intonations to sensitive observations of everyday life. Luce began touring extensively, and Repenti sold well, though very slowly, reaching a peak in early 2008, thanks to the late but massive success of its lead single. Since 2006, Luce's work has earned him many awards and nominations. He received the Académie Charles-Cros price in 2007 and both ‘Best Breakthrough Album' and ‘Best Breakthrough Live Act' Victoires de la musique in 2008. Luce returned in 2009 with the follow-up to his award-winning debut album, Le Clan des Miros. For his second album, he expanded the intelligent songwriting that he showcased in singles "La Fille de la Bande" and "On N'est Pas à une Bêtise Près.” ~ Olivier Duboc, Rovi