Release date: May 2009
Toutes les femmes en moi is the 6th French album and 8th studio album in total released by Lara Fabian.
During 2008, Fabian was in Belgium preparing to record a brand new French album with famous pianist Mark Herskowitz, who had also composed and arranged the hidden instrumental track featured on the 2001 album "Nue". This album was rumoured to be "an album of traditional savour" inspired by classical pieces by Chopin and Gerschwin however following comments by the artist this is now in doubt. The album was be partly recorded in Montreal, Canada.
Fabian confirmed the release of this much anticipated album on her official website on 20 October 2008. Fabian stated on her website that Toutes les femmes en moi is "daring" and "Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Klezmer, Tango, Neo Classic, White Soul come close without disturbing each other...". Fabian said in an English language blog on her official website: "Songs like 'Gottingen' (Barbara), 'L'amour existe encore' (Céline Dion) or 'Il venait d'avoir 18 ans' (Dalida) embrace each other in this album...". However she also stated that will "not be a cover album" leading initially to some ambiguity as to the content of the album.
The album is a "self-portrait" where Lara reveals her strong admiration for some of the most impressive female singers in France and Québec that have inspired her as both a woman and as an artists and, as she states, "have constructed her". The album came as a result of two situations, where at one point Lara had a deep reflective conversation with her best friend Natalie about how can anyone truly explain that people are what they have become, a question to which Lara replies as being a result of all the women that are part of her both at a personal level and musically; and after that, she had a discussion with Polydor France boss Pascal Negre who told her that she should be comfortable about herself as a singer not letting herself be influenced by those old criticisms and views that followed her over the years concerning her singing and personality. According to him, she should just be herself and sing exactly the way that represent who she is and who she has always been regardless of those who tried to knock her down. Lara thanks each and every one the selected singers hommaged on this album with real life letters; she actually wrote to them in different periods of her life thanking them for their inspiration and perseverance that helped her in her own professional and personal life. She pays tribute to artists such as Maurane, Véronique Sanson, Dalida, Nana Mouskouri, Catharine Lara, France Gall and Céline Dion among others.
The album was released on May 25 2009, postponed from December 2008. The first single release from this album is "Soleil, Soleil" (a cover of the Nana Mouskouri song). This song was sent to French radio stations on March 11 2009.