This song explores the pain caused and inevitable fear of cancer. It finds Paul Van Haver, aka Stromae, literally addressing the disease ("I talk to him: leave us, please, just go on holiday or something").
Paul Van Haver, sings of how cancer first attacked his mother (breast cancer) and his father (lung cancer). In reality the Belgian musician's father, a Rwandan architect, was killed during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
The title translates into English as "When Is it ?"
The haunting black-and-white video features some silhouette work as a dark and spidery shadow looms over Stromae symbolizing cancer. The clip was created by Van Haver's own artistic collective Mosaert – which is an anagram of his own stage name.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.