Now, Yasmine and her amazing band (Laurent Avenard on guitars; Mat' Stora on drums; Zacharie Abraham on double bass; and Leandro Aconcha on keys) have teamed up with hip hop beatmaker Redrum to put together the new album Showtime!, a tasty blend of jazz, hip hop and soul!
After the opening number Mandalay and its modern re-interpretation of 70s-style songwriting (Bill Withers, Carole King etc), the single Thrill, with its warm neo-soul production, sounds like an invitation to embrace the challenges of life with optimism and to look back tenderly on the past. The song features the talented young rapper Blakchyl, from Austin, TX. The music video for Thrill (directed by Agata Wolanska) follows a young gymnast in the efforts and emotions of athletic practice. Other tracks, Mystery and New World, based on beats by Redrum, sound like small pieces of fiction about contemporary experience and relationships.
Conceived as a genuine album that you can either cherry-pick from or enjoy from start to finish, Showtime! embarks listeners on a colourful musical trip designed to both emote and entertain.
released November 16, 2018
The album was mixed by Seb Houot at Wise Studio
Mastered by Simon Capony at Basalte Studio.
Live acoustic parts and vocals were recorded at Wise Studio;
Beatmaking and sampling was home-studio recorded by Redrum.