May 29, 2016

Popincourt: A New Dimension To Modern Love

Jazzy mod Britpop is a genre that pops every now and then, with The Small Faces and The Style Council as the most familiar names. French musician Popincourt taps into the same source with his first full-length A New Dimension To Modern Love, an album that has written "happy sounding Summer holiday songs" all over it. Like most Frenchmen Popincourt has trouble properly pronouncing the "W" and the "S" in English, but it only adds to the charm of his songs. Plenty of radio-friendly tunes sit alongside more adventurous tracks.

The lead single I Found Out, the old school French pop songs The First Flower Of Spring and Happy Town, and the lazy lounge title track with Sixties inspired backing vocals- the latter two with the inevitable trumpet dropping by - will appeal to the latte loving crowd. The short instrumentals Improvisation / Part 1 and Part 2 are mere interludes to appease to the musically adept listeners, who will dig the use of vintage keyboards. A New Dimension To Modern Love is an unashamedly mainstream album. Pop, jazz and a hint of blue-eyed soul all get their turn in the spotlights.

Popincourt: lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Wurlitzer, Vox Continental and Philicorda organs, piano, synths and percussion
Ken Stringfellow: bass, backing vocals, percussion, baritone guitar and organ solo on “Want You To Be A Souvenir”
Hervé Bouétard: drums & percussion
Sébstien Souchois: alto saxophone
Quentin Ghomari: trumpet
Cyril Proch: trombone
Arthur Simon: additional trumpet on “Off track”
Gabriela Giacoman, Alexandra Carron, Zelda Aquil: backing vocals
Lincoln Barr and Scott Gagner: additional backing vocals on “Happy Town”

A New Dimension To Modern Love is released thru Jigsaw Records. Release date: June 17th.

  1. I Found Out
  2. A New Dimension To Modern Love
  3. The First Flower Of Spring
  4. The Things That Last
  5. Improvisation / Part 1
  6. Happy Town
  7. We Will Be Friends
  8. The Risk Of Loving You
  9. Off Track
  10. Improvisation / Part 2
  11. Want You To Be A Souvenir
  12. The Reason Why


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