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
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 –
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
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.
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
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
EVERYTHING MY LOVE AFFAIR (France AYONG)
USED TO SAY (Duet France AYONG / JUNIOR)
BUTTERFLY (France AYONG)
FAITH IN ME (Duet France AYONG / Leroy CRUME & Soul stirrers)
BABY (France AYONG)
WOMAN (France AYONG)
ARSENIC ET BELLES DENTELLES (France AYONG)
10. HO LA LA : Club version (France AYONG)
THE NEW SOUL POP ALBUM BY France AYONG…AVAILABLE IN A FEW DAYS
Colin Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tel: London 00447973662554
France AYONG ….FOLLOW THIS ARTIST WITH EYES AND EARS……