Hey Soul was written by MADAMMƎ and produced by Grammy award winners Steve Baughman and Alex Elena (Two Beards Productions).
Love and Happiness to all.
With family ties on both sides of the Atlantic, Emma exudes American
can-do energy and casual French elegance. She came to the world as Emma
Flornoy, the daughter of a Gregorian chant vocalist, and began studying
singing at age 15. Her artistic journey was filled with musical
discoveries. "I remember crying myself to sleep, listening to Elvis Presley
and Ben Harper..."
During the previous decade, MadammƎ developed her songwriting techniques with
the bands Fudge (formerly known as Oazzunk, Acid funk) and Wine (neo-
soul/hip-hop) which took her to notable Parisian jazz-funk stages such as
Musik’elles, Voulstock, Solidays, China, New Morning, and File 7. "I spent time in other people's heads and wrote a lot for other vocalists before I was able to truly connect with my own thoughts and write honest
lyrics for myself", she says.
In 2015, Emma moved to Boston to continue her musical journey at Berklee College of Music, where she learned how to write music, developed further her lyric writing skills and most importantly, gained enough
confidence to lead her own project. "You'd think after 10 years of experience that I would trust every decision I make and always know what I want, where I wanna go, but I'm not that person. Sometimes I go right, and think... wait, should I be going left?! What I understood with time and help is that what matters most is writing with what you have and with who you are. As an artist, that's all you can do really, the closest to perfection you'll get is authenticity."
In 2018, she releases Hey Soul and Who I Am, written by herself and produced by Grammy Award winners Steve Baughman and Alex Elena (Two Beards Productions) "I wrote this song (Hey Soul) out of frustration and impatience, which I feel often enough, but rarely harness for creative purposes. I was alone in my
home studio, wondering what I was gonna become now that I was out of school" she says. "It's about feeling lost and asking for direction. I'd say this song is a prayer."
She's now preparing her debut album produced by Arthur Caget (NuTone), it offers a taste of smooth soul and urban pop, reminiscent of a bill packed with world-class artists such as Jessie Ware, Julia Michaels, and Alice Russell. However, it smolders with MadammƎ's uniquely tender yet tough delivery, influenced by jazz greats Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald
and pop voices such as Cat Power. Her vocals have been described as
"a rough touch with a tender kiss."
Spontaneity and subtlety cannot dim or disguise the crazy energy that flows from her on stage and in life.