Soul is such an indefinable property.
Ray Charles had soul, but then so too does Flying Lotus. Passing through styles, generations it's more than a little bemusing to see 'soul' turned into a segment on talent shows, a watered down, sanitised version of a retro fiction.
Pablo Nouvelle has soul. An alter ego for Fabio Friedli, the producer has already won acclaim (and no small amount of airplay) with previous singles 'You Do Me Wrong', 'One More Chance' and 'Is It Ok'.
Future minded soul, the songwriter chops up vocal samples with woozy, pared down beats. Reaching back to the lost soul and funk 45s which powered hip hop's golden age, there's something old and something new here.
Releasing his debut album this month, 2013 is set to be a big year for Pablo Nouvelle with the songwriter also working on a short film. Ahead of this, Fabio Friedli has gifted ClashMusic the video to new track 'You Do Me Wrong'.
A homage of sorts to classic European cinema, this has all the style and grace of the track itself.
Watch it now.
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Pablo Nouvelle is set to release his debut album this month.