Deluxe Stachelight on 2LP
Stachelight marks the come-back of the most mustachioed band of France! Deluxe's emblematic mustache comes to life in light. In order to recreate the energy that defines the band on stage, each track has been recorded live. At first listen, we recognize the Deluxian sound in the modern tunes "Bonhomme" (with Nneka) or "Shoes," the album's lead single. But Deluxe has yet to reinvent itself. As confirmed by the songs "Baby That's You" (with M) and "Seize Your Day," with new sonorities, radically pop, or "A l'heure oû" (with IAM), the first encounter with French rap ever released by the band. We also discover a great symphonic moment on "My world."
For the new album, Deluxe also fulfills a childhood dream when they got the opportunity to invite some of their favorite artists to collaborate, the ones who inspired their love and passion for music. Amongst them, Matthieu Chedid. With poetry reminding us of Paul Eluard, he answers to Liliboy in "Baby That's You." You can also hear his recognizable majestic guitar solo on "Wait a Minute." And the celebration doesn't end here: Akhenaton and Shurik'N, from IAM, ingeniously take over "A l'heure oû" to deliver an ode to music, healer of the world's wounds. Finally the warm and strong voice of Nneka sublimes the unleashed instrumentation of "Bonhomme."