Soda Coda
Soda Coda
Soda Coda

Xavier Boyer

Soda Coda

AlternativeAlternative, Indie Rock
Sale price15,83 €

In stock
Release LP SKU: HS037
  • November 10, 2023

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Xavier Boyer, le chanteur de Tahiti 80 et l’une des voix les plus distinctives de la pop indépendante française, revient en solo avec un nouvel EP mélodique et intemporel intitulé "Soda Coda".

Après “Tutu To Tango” (2007, sous le pseudonyme d’Axe Riverboy), “Some/Any/New” (2017), et sans oublier les neuf albums studio de Tahiti 80, qui fête ses 25 ans de carrière cette année, Xavier Boyer a composé cinq chansons inédites naviguant entre soft rock, sonorités folk et expérimentations pop.

« Sur les précédents disques, j'avais tout fait en solitaire, cette fois-ci, j’étais à la recherche de quelque chose de plus vivant, de plus organique, de plus collectif. J'avais aussi envie d'échanger avec d'autres musiciens. »

C’est donc entouré de trois figures emblématiques de la scène hexagonale, Mehdi Zannad (Fugu, April March, A Girl Called Eddy) aux claviers, Laurent Blot (Le Superhomard) à la batterie et Stéphane Laporte (Domotic, Egyptology ) au mix, que cet mini-album, dont l’édition vinyl inclura cinq versions alternatives captées sur un 4-pistes à cassette, a vu le jour.

Enregistré entre les tournées et les séances studio de son groupe principal, “Soda Coda” confirme encore une fois un talent de mélodiste et une appétence pour les aventures sonores. La power pop de “D Day” ou le lyrisme de “Children Of The Sun” ne dépareraient pas sur des albums d’Emitt Rhodes ou de Richard Swift (réalisateur de “Ballroom” de Tahiti 80 en 2014). La ballade “Oh Liza” est douce comme un inédit d'Elliott Smith.

Le chanteur assume ses influences : « Mon but a toujours été d’écrire des chansons intemporelles » et aussi ses différences « …sans faire comme si on était en 1975, ou en 1998. Je veux que ma musique reste ancrée dans son époque. »

“Read The Room” mêle musique jamaïcaine et pop avant-gardiste avec ses guitares cristallines et ses synthés planants, tandis que “Soda Coda” apporte une touche de Soul au EP avec son piano saturé et sa voix en slap back.

Plus qu'un voyage ou un trip nostalgique, “Soda Coda” est une succession de chansons lumineuses, et comme le chante Xavier Boyer sur le morceau éponyme : « I’m singing something good, I can hear this tune lighting up my path ».

Soda Coda (Human Sounds) sortira le 10 novembre 2023.

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