"Understand / Fear of loneliness. Learning / The fear of dying alone."
Vivre son histoire is a mash-up made by Nicolas Bazoge in 2006 from samples of the rock band PLACEBO and used by the latter for the opening sequence of its concerts on the Meds tour.
The track is composed of synchronized instrumental samples from the first four Placebo albums and some EPs. The vocal samples of the singer Brian Molko are taken from an interview given in 2003 on the radio France Inter. Some bass and drum parts were composed by Nicolas Bazoge and added to the mashup.
The track was first noticed by the radio host Francis Zégut who broadcasted it on his show Pop Rock Station on RTL2 french radio, then reached the ears of the band Placebo who chose to use it for the opening sequence of its concerts on the Meds tour (see amateur videos below).
At that time Facebook was just starting to take its first steps, and Nicolas Bazoge was not aware of the buzz that the remix was creating among fans.
It was only much later, when he discovered by chance the number of views of an unofficial video of the remix on Youtube that he understood.
After several months of twists and turns, Nicolas finally met the power trio backstage at the Terra-Neuvas festival in Bobital in 2007, marking the end of this story that will remain among the most exciting creative moments of his beginnings, and Placebo, the most significant musical revelation of his adolescence.