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SWEET SOUL RECORDS Reaches Exclusive License Agreement With US-Based Neo-Soul Artist Song
An exclusive license agreement has been reached between SWEET SOUL RECORDS and neo-soul singer Song, and producers Tassel&Naturel which will allow Japan-wide distribution of her album, ‘Let Love Shine,’ featuring a cast of well-known artists.
“‘Let Love Shine’ is 13 track album with a mixture of light jazz and neo soul. From the angst of love lost in ‘I Loved You’ to the outrage of hate in ‘Stop Spreading Hate,’ this album floats you along, guiding you through a journey of beautiful melodies, catchy horn phrasing, and the stories in our lives. This album is smooth and jarring. It is definitely “grown folk’s music!”” says Song.
Song’s sultry in-your-face vocal style is reminiscent of a young Dionne Warwick or Phyliss Hyman. After the release of her first album, ‘In The Fireplace’ in 1999, Song moved to France where she participated in the recordings of several albums. She was soon featured on albums such as ‘Street Soul,’ ‘Just A Feeling,’ ‘Deux Pieds Sur Terre,’ and ‘Fillet of Soul Opus 2.’ She has been on stage with the likes of Keziah Jones, Les Nubians, Manu Katché, and Lisa Stansfield, and has opened for Lil Brother, Bobby Lyle, Peabo Bryson and the late great Issac Hayes.
Alex Tassel is featured on more than forty records alongside Dj Cam as well as Sanseverino, Orlando Morais, and Disiz La Peste. He remains nevertheless profoundly attached to Jazz, which he blends with machines, hip hop and electronic music. ‘Fillet of Soul,’ ‘Opus 2,’ ‘Diamond Suite,’ and ‘Food for Thought,’ albums co-produced with Guillaume Naturel, have won critical acclaim and have been a commercial success among electronic and soul fans.
Guillaume Naturel devoted himself to the saxophone at the age of 16 under the tutelage of François Jeanneau and Dave Liebman. In 1982, he started his professional path at the “Vault of Bolée” with Jacky Terrasson. He quickly became one of the most demanded saxophonists in Paris and has worked with musicians such as: Jean-wolf Longnon, François Chassagnhee, Emmanuel Bex, Dee-Dee Bridgewater, Aldo Romano, Eric Lann, Andre Ceccarelli, and Toots Thielemans.
‘Let Love Shine’ will be released in Japan under the SWEET SOUL RECORDS label on October 5, 2011.
About SWEET SOUL RECORDS
SWEET SOUL RECORDS, parent company lifesound, Inc., is based in Tokyo and our main goal is to promote soul music in Japan in all its forms. We are doing this by creating our own brand of soul music, and at the same time, promoting international artists who we feel can help increase the number of loyal Japanese followers by spreading “real music.”
SWEET SOUL RECORDS
Alexandre Tassel: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Song: reverbnation.com/
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Simply, our goal is to promote soul music in Japan in all its forms. We will do this by creating our own brand of soul, and by promoting international artists who we feel can help increase the number of Japanese followers by spreading “real music.”