Artist: Ben L’Oncle Soul
Album: A coup de rêves
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B
Release Date: 2014
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 44,1 kHz
Total Tracks: 11
Total Size: 450 MB
1-01. Ben L’Oncle Soul – Walk The Line (04:08)
1-02. Ben L’Oncle Soul – Hallelujah !!! (J’Ai Tant Besoin De Toi) (02:46)
1-03. Ben L’Oncle Soul – So Hard To Find (04:22)
1-04. Ben L’Oncle Soul – Ailleurs (03:26)
1-05. Ben L’Oncle Soul – Carry Me (04:29)
1-06. Ben L’Oncle Soul – Lord We Know (02:33)
1-07. Ben L’Oncle Soul – A Coup De Rêves (04:03)
1-08. Ben L’Oncle Soul – You Got My Back (04:36)
1-09. Ben L’Oncle Soul – Attends-Moi (03:49)
1-10. Ben L’Oncle Soul – Simply Beautiful (03:41)
1-11. Ben L’Oncle Soul – Quelques Mots… (03:26)
Ben l’Oncle Soul is a French soul singer with a retro style! Captivated by the organic authenticity of analog sound, Ben plunged into soul in the company of Otis Redding and the stars of Stax & Motown. À Coup De Rêves is his second full-lenght album, released on August 25, 2014 by Motown France.On À Coup De Rêves, French and English unashamedly join forces. The album’s title song has a remarkable back story. “I was thinking of calling the album Walk The Line, and then that phrase came to me, like an expression that didn’t really exist. I worked myself up into a terrible state writing the song. In the lyrics, there are figures who helped me move forward in life, like Mohammed Ali. He’s in the song, with his fists and smile. For the title, I was hesitating between “Relève-toi” (Get Back Up), “Ton Rêve Avance” (Your Dream Goes On) and “À Coup De Rêves”. Then I did a concert in Geneva. After I performed the song, I asked the audience which one they preferred. They all said, ‘À Coup De Rêves’!
The cover of Al Green’s “Simply Beautiful”, performed with Keziah Jones, is a meeting of two artists on the same quest for truth in sound. Harmonizing all these melodic jewels is the invisible but essential hand of Renaud Létang (Souchon, Jane Birkin, Rocé, Saul Williams, Emilie Simon), who has provided Ben with a balanced mix that underlines the musicians’ work.
Ranging from the epic to the intimately expressive, the 11 tracks reveal the newfound maturity of Ben L’Oncle Soul, an artist who is here to stay. Where some have “swag”, Ben simply has style… along with a natural talent for deep emotions and soul beats. Hallelujah!