French Soul crew The Vogs have returned with a new line up, and a couple of new tracks – both out now on digital and glorious 7inch vinyl via the brilliant Q-Sounds Recordings, which runs on the old format of recording, producing and even playing the tracks with their in house crew.
Opening up with a cover of Cette Lettre Là from french Yéyé Idol Sylvie Vartan. Led by these stuttering funk drums, brushes of guitar and this winding bassline, it’s this laidback French funk cut, with the persuasive pipes of new singer (and former backing voicalist) Nadia Hassani draped over the backing, full of emotion and soul.
Follow on Pour que tu ne m’oublies pas, brings us forward a little to the 70s, with this Hammond soaked number having the sort of melody that is literally impossible not to like. Guitars interject solo, as Hassani opens up and brings it to the listener in a tale of a scarf she gave to the love she met. It’s meant as a tribute, and indeed prequel, to Sheetah & Les Weissmuller track ‘Le Foulard’.
That the soul heads will love it is a given. That we all can, and do, is the thing that really makes it stand out.
Check it out, here