An exclusive license agreement has been reached between SWEET SOUL RECORDS and Detroit-born neo-soul sensation Song and Nu-Jazz producers Alexandre Tassel and Guillaume Naturel (Tassel&Naturel) which will allow for Japan-wide distribution of her album, âLet Love Shine,â featuring a cast of well-known international artists.
Online PR News – 03-October-2011 – – Tokyo, Japan: Today, SWEET SOUL RECORDS, parent company lifesound, Inc., officially announced that an agreement has be reached with US/France-based neo-soul artist Song, for nationwide distribution of her newest project âLet Love Shine,â including exclusive Japan bonus tracks. âLet Love Shineâ features tracks which include well-known artists Marcus Miller, Manu KatchĂ©, E-Z Trigga, Acquenin, DJ Cam, and the late Guru, the other half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr.
ââLet Love Shineâ is 13 track album with a mixture of light jazz and neo soul. From the angst of love lost in âI Loved Youâ to the outrage of hate in âStop Spreading Hate,â 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 âgrown folkâs music!ââ says Song.
Songâs sultry in-your-face vocal style is reminiscent of a young Dionne Warwick or Phyliss Hyman. After the release of her first album, âIn The Fireplaceâ in 1999, Song moved to France where she participated in the recordings of several albums. She was soon featured on albums such as âStreet Soul,â âJust A Feeling,â âDeux Pieds Sur Terre,â and âFillet of Soul Opus 2.â She has been on stage with the likes of Keziah Jones, Les Nubians, Manu KatchĂ©, 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. âFillet of Soul,â âOpus 2,â âDiamond Suite,â and âFood for Thought,â 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 FranĂ§ois Jeanneau and Dave Liebman. In 1982, he started his professional path at the âVault of BolĂ©eâ with Jacky Terrasson. He quickly became one of the most demanded saxophonists in Paris and has worked with musicians such as: Jean-wolf Longnon, FranĂ§ois Chassagnhee, Emmanuel Bex, Dee-Dee Bridgewater, Aldo Romano, Eric Lann, Andre Ceccarelli, and Toots Thielemans.
âLet Love Shineâ 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 âreal music.â
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Alexandre Tassel: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Song: reverbnation.com/songbyrd (Booking)