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New amazing pop soul album from France AYONG
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MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY

France AYONG

THE NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE SOON

France AYONG the lovely Afro European artist living in West London is today one of our great talented artists of the Pop Soul scene. Her new album “Midnight Butterfly” is just fabulous with many impressive and amazing hits, including collaboration with several renowned guests to create some of the best Pop Soul melodies you are likely to hear this year.

MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY…THE NEW SOUL POP MUSICAL EVENT

FRANCE AYONG

A PRETTY … SMART… AND TALENTED ARTIST… FOR A NEW CONCEPT OF POP MUSIC

For this new international Soul Pop album, France AYONG worked with a team of the best London and New York musicians; fantastic producers such as Matt Walters and Jeff Lin - a dream come true was being able to work with some of soul music’s great legends –

 -          Leroy CRUME & The Soul Stirrers

            The famous Leroy CRUME, member of the Soul Stirrers with the legendary Sam COOKE ,  soul music creator. Leroy CRUME wrote the fabulous Soul Lover and Your Faith In Me especially for France. He is singing a romantic duet here with France.

            This collaboration was a dream for France AYONG who was already a great fan of The Soul Leroy with Leroy and Sam Cooke. Leroy had long wanted to work with France after listening to her songs My Everything My Love Affair and Mama Used to Say, her duet with the great Junior. 

            Leroy CRUME  and Sam COOKE are a key element of our musical legacy and as France said in several interviews, “It is a real gift of God and a blessing to have such legendary artists involved in this new album.  It was both professionally and personally just Top Crazy!”

            Another great international star worked with France on this album - Junior, the famous original singer of the legendary hit Mama Used to Say, which was one of his international top hits.

 

-     -           JUNIOR

           The international soul star was introduced to France through Colin Hughes a London based Radio and TV presenter. France was really interested in working with Junior, one of the most talented international soul artists. She knew all his hits and after listening to France’s music and watching her video of Black Woman, Junior was also really keen to work with her.

           Junior was there from the beginning of the project - his talent, charm and positive personality were invaluable in the recording of a new French / English version of the worldwide hit Mama Used to Say. This lovely duet is a mix of soul funk and French sensuality with a touch of romance by France.

           The duets with Leroy CRUME and JUNIOR create a special romantic sensual touch, which several music magazines have called the famous France Ayong Touch -“Parisian Chic and Glamour”

-          Matt Walters for the London recording

-          Jeff Lin for the New York recording. France Ayong met the producer Jeff Lin at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan and they immediately decided to work together musically. The song, recorded in both New York and Paris (Red n Blue, Mega) is Black Woman

-          Fx Costello Barouff Prod

Midnight Butterfly is a musical fusion of soul and pop.  After listening to and singing soul , jazz and pop music all her life, France Ayong was discovered by a large audience with her first single Ho La La! which reached the Top 50 Club charts in France (Official yacast Top). She also received many awards for first songs such as Méringué Salsa Makossa, Les Folies de l’Amour.

Nowadays and particularly for this new album Midnight Butterfly, France Ayong wrote exclusively Pop Soul songs. As she used to say the pop soul music is her life, her dream, her soul….it is what she is, it is just her. So it is natural for her to write and compose all these great Soul Pop songs. It is why working with all these fantastic international artists and sharing their music in the studio is just such a blessing.

France AYONG’s favorite artists and influences are all the Motown and Stax Hits, The Soul Stirrers, Leroy Crume, Sam Cooke, Dinah Washington, The Staple Singers, Sarah Vaughan, Candie Staton, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Whitney,  Sade, as well as Wilson Picket, David Ruffin, Marving, The Delfonics, The Contours,  Amstrong, Bird, Nat King Cole, James Brown, Michael Jackson, The Northen Soul, Annie Lennox, Serge Gainsbourg and many other talented contemporary artists. 

France AYONG who lives in London and Paris will spend the coming months working on the international promotion of this new album, performing in many shows and also working on her humanitarian activities. She has long been involved with organizations that help young children and women in Africa. 

However, top of her list are all her fans, all around the world with whom she wants to share this new album and to remind them every day that she loves them from the depths of her heart and to send to each of them all her blessings and big love.

MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY - AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS STORY

This album is all about love, passionate love, absolute love, just you, me and you, just us. Some of the songs are about women, about black women but they relate to all women. Their life, their fight to carry on, working girls, proud and strong….by any means necessary.

Midnight Butterfly is a magical musical trip to London streets, Memphis clubs and Louisiana street music, incorporating Paris and French chic, Havana in Cuba and the Bronx in New York.

MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY…ONLY CRAZY HITS

1.      SOUL  LOVER (France AYONG / Leroy CRUME & Soul Stirrers)

2.      MY EVERYTHING MY LOVE AFFAIR (France AYONG)

3.      MAMA USED TO SAY (Duet France AYONG / JUNIOR)

4.      MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY (France AYONG)

5.      YOUR FAITH IN ME (Duet France AYONG / Leroy CRUME & Soul stirrers)

6.      SWEET BABY (France AYONG)

7.      BLACK WOMAN (France AYONG)

8.      ARSENIC ET BELLES DENTELLES (France AYONG)

9.      RIDDLE SONG

10.    HO LA LA :  Club version (France AYONG)

 

MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY

THE NEW SOUL POP ALBUM BY France AYONG…AVAILABLE IN A FEW DAYS

CONTACT

www.franceayong.com

Colin Hughes (colin@strawberryjazz.com)

Tel: London 00447973662554

France AYONG ….FOLLOW THIS ARTIST WITH EYES AND EARS……

 

 

 

Midnight Butterfly

The New soul pop album will be out soon.

Personnal message of France Ayong to all our fans and friends

Many thanks for all the fans all over the world for your support and your love. I hope you’ll enjoy my new album, special thanks to all the musicians, producer, Becky my sweet coach, Matt, the great Leroy Crume & Soul stirrers, the talented Junior, Colin Hughes, Odell Jones The Contours, The Delfonics for their support and love to you all , enjoy our soul pop trip with my new album Midnight Butterfly.

Lenouvel album soul pop de France Ayong sort dans les prochain jours

Merci à tous partout dans le monde pour votre soutien permanent et votre amour, j’espère que ce nouvel album vous plaira, un top merci a tout mon staff , les musiciens, producteurs, special remerciements au célèbre  Leroy Crume&Soul stirrers,  Junior pour tout son talent, colin Hughes et Big Love à Odell Jones des contours et les Delfonics pour leur soutien et à tous en attendant vous retrouver pour un voyage soul pop à travers les titres de l’album Midnight Butterfly.

France Ayong

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