Find forgiveness in “Tout est pardonné” by PORTER


“Tout est pardonné” from PORTER, which is their fourth release, comes straight to the music fans’ ears with an airy tone from the very start. In the beginning, the mood can be considered as a bit sweety melancholy and friendly – very cheerful. Though the setting seems to reflects this false idyllic reality, the idea of these lyrics which are the last words of Sophie Scholl, a young resistance member, before her execution by the Nazis in 1943 quickly dispels it.


The song portrays a symbol of heroism and humanity against a terrible background. This song cautions us not to forget about the tragedies of the past and depicts the hope factor, even when things get totally out of your control in the universe. With the word and music, the song “Tout est pardonné” reveals the fundamental nature to Dylan Scholl’s character that is marked by the unbreakable strength of his will against the enemy.

Through the course of the song, it gradually turns into a typical guitar/drums ensemble for 90 version alternative rock. In the midst of a glooming tune the harder emotions are being encountered and thus choruses the lyrics with the attempts made by Sophie Scholl to raise her voice against the Nazi regime.

The English translation of the song’s title is “everything is forgiven”, although the track carries the profound sense of irony as a manifestation of forgiveness to people who committed crimes, on one hand, and the harsh truth of reality faced by peaceful defenders of people’s rights, on the other. “Tout est pardonné” is a song for change, one depicting the actions that activate social change and the perpetuity of music in activism and resistance.

Enjoy below.

Written by
Barbie Edonia


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