After having announced the release of his new album in May for later this year, St Germain revealed the music video of the first single, “Real Blues.”
In early May, we announced that French producer and French Touch icon St Germain will be back with a third album after 15 years of silence. The album Real Blues will be released on October 9th via Parlophone.
Today, St Germain revealed the video of the first single, “Real Blues,” that is already available for download on iTunes. The track marries percussive grooves and, more specifically traditional Malian music, which is central in St Germain’s forthcoming album.
“Real Blues” was composed, produced, recorded and mixed by St Germain at his Paris studio, the Magic House. The track was mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road and features a vocal sample from Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “You Caused My Heart to Weep.” It also features instrumental contributions from Brazilian percussionist Jorge Bezerra, Malian kora player Mamadou Cherif Soumano, Malian guitarist and n’goni player Guimba Kouyate, and keyboardist and longtime St Germain collaborator Didier Davidas, from Martinique.
The video, directed by Charlotte Vasseneix, features the street artist GREGOS who hangs St Germain’s face throughout the streets of Paris.