When you mix things up, life is often more interesting – nowhere is this more true than when you hear songs by Gaetan Roussel. It’s also true that this process takes time, an open mind, travelling, learning new things and taking real pleasure in sharing experiences and then seeing what happens. From Paris to Los Angeles, this performing artist – who’s also the lead singer and guitarist of Louise Attaque - has made the most of his international back yard.
While on the other side of the Atlantic ocean he met other writers, composers and producers to collaborate with on his new songs. Together, they crafted a sound, a music born of this original French-American alliance that Roussel has grafted hard to create, mixing his words with theirs, using his penchant for the special groove mix of his Anglo Saxon peers. Those who’ve worked with Rihanna, Beck and even Prince (Justin Stanley, Jonas Myrin) have shared their passion with Gaetan, helped by producers like Dimmi, Antoine Gaillet or Gaetan himself. The result is an unclassifiable neo-pop album that’s addictive and has a vibrant intimacy. It’s set for release in September.
While we wait for this epic arrival, here’s the first extract, HOPE, which gives a taste of what’s to come.
Champéry - Les Crosets
Sunday 17 March
Rock the pistes
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