Family Tree Lisa Spada

Cover Family Tree

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Label: Plus Loin Music

Genre: R&B

Subgenre: Soul

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • 1Family Tree03:38
  • 2Soul Mate03:00
  • 3You're A Man03:48
  • 4My Fault04:55
  • 5Take Me As I Am04:08
  • 6Be The One04:40
  • 7Afternoon03:09
  • 8Folk Song04:18
  • 9Let Me Dream About You03:15
  • 10I Need You05:34
  • 11Remembering Spring05:23
  • Total Runtime45:48

Info for Family Tree

Soul is a style, but it is above all a history. Tinged with gospel hymns, infused with stylised arrangements evocative of Mayfield, but also with modern grooves, hip-hop and electro, Family Tree bears the vestiges of this history. From the 1960s to the 21st century, from the banks of the Hudson to those of the Seine, Lisa Spada distills this soul story while avoiding the pitfalls of a stylisation stuck in the past. Backed by her touring companion Gaël Maffre, who she previously partnered in Third Shot, by the beatmaker Tismé and the rapper Edash Quata, Spada gives her soul music a modern impetus, inspired by the past but already looking to the future. Electronic folk songs, 60s-style ballads with modern production and a gospel revisited are the ingredients of this collection, to which Spada’s vocal mastery, capable of power as well as subtlety, adds a unique dimension.

Family Tree is a love story, but above all a life story. A quasi concept-disc full of contrasting emotions, it narrates the journey of a young woman who is in love but abandoned, who fights but is beaten, who finally finds comfort in the reliable permanence of the family tree. The unfolding story is told through back-to- back exchanges with Edash – by turns Prince Charming and the big bad wolf – with guitars and electronic rhythms, unleashing an emotional charge which is perfectly matched to these highs and lows, these dreams and realities, with all the necessary gentleness and anger.

A regular on the stages of Paris and in studio sessions with Sandra Nkake, Emily Loizeau, Ben l’Oncle Soul and giant soul choirs (Let’s Get Together), Lisa Spada gives us a top-quality recording elevated by an elegant and daring production, which confirms soul music’s bright future. Full of life and character, it gives a nod to the past while already looking toward tomorrow.

Lisa Spada, vocals
Edash Quata, rap
David Lamy, drums
Laurent Avenard-Kohler, guitars
Nils Thomas, electric bass
Alexandre Millet, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ
Vincent Echard, trumpet
Bertrand Luzignant, trombone
Hamza Touré, saxophone
Gaël Maffre, beatmaking
Tismé, beatmaking
Ulrich Kwasi, vocals
Béné Maillot, vocals
Connie Bidouzo, vocals
Salomon Asaro, vocals

Lisa Spada
Self-taught, rhythm'n'blues and soul are her primary influences. In recent years she traces her musical career in several Parisian formations ranging from gospel to electro jazz and soul.

She forges her experience on the European and Parisian scenes and in studio, participating in projects for different albums (Emily Loizeau, André Manoukian, Ben l'Oncle Soul, Sandra Nkaké ...) or media projects ( Dancing Cuisine M6) and her own compositions. The first album of Third Shot is available since 2008 (Price Sacem autoproduction 2009). Lisa Spada is also the creator and artistic director of the show Let's Get Together, which has already met the best singers of the French Soul on stage at New Morning in 2009.

In 2011 she start to work on her first solo and in 2012 begins the record sessions of the album. Meanwhile she opening for international artists as Eric Robertson, Naturally 7, Dwele... Debut first album in 2014!

SACEM Award "Female Jazz Vocal Discovery 2006"

Booklet for Family Tree

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