Collecting influences from multiple countries and a myriad of musical genres including Arabic percussion, African rhythms, electro, reggae, soul and hip-hop, Jain will play an intimate show at Gorilla this coming November.
26th November 2018- Gorilla
French international sensation JAIN will release her much anticipated sophomore album Souldier on August 24th. Produced by Jain and Maxim Nucci (who also produced her debut album Zanaka), the album was recorded in Paris, FR. Souldier is available for pre-order NOW and includes lead single “Alright” as well as “Star” which is now available on all DSPs. See full tracklisting below.
JAIN says about this new album: “Souldier is an album which was written on the road, crossing various countries and inspirations during its time of writing. I wanted to release it as quickly as I could, to make sure it resembled me as much as possible.
Having mostly highlighted my teenage years and Congolese rumba on “Zanaka”, this time around I wanted to show a bit more of myself. The aim was to broaden my influences, both those from my childhood and my current ones.
I’m a big fan of Kendrick Lamar’s flow, Tito Puente’s softness, Fairuz’ elegance and Bob Marley’s melodies and, amongst all this music that I so love, I tried to find my own. That’s how Souldier was born, of the desire to combine what I like, and of the desire to talk of both timeless and contemporary subjects. For this, I was lucky enough to work with a team of incredible music-lovers with great musical knowledge, with my manager as well as with the great musician and artist Maxim Nucci.”
Today JAIN is sharing “Star”, a second track from her new album along with a lyric video created by Moment Factory, who are also behind the creative direction of JAIN’s new live show – watch the video here.
JAIN says: “This song is self-mockery. It’s about being stuck between chasing after success on the one hand, and the desire to steer clear of excessive media-exposure on the other.
She is currently on the road for the summer festival season and has announced a 2018 European headline tour including two UK dates, Manchester on November 26 and London on November 27th. Tickets are on sale Friday 6th July.
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