“Barbaghamon”, to prolong the sweetness of summer

the essential The Toulouse drummer and singer Julien Barbagallo has teamed up with Baptiste W. Hamon for an album full of pop-folk jewels.

It’s a song that resembles us, sang the poet. One could divert the word by writing that “Barbaghamon” is a record which resembles them, until the cover with the naive design like a childhood dream. They are the Toulousain Julien Barbagallo, world-renowned drummer in Tame Impala and maker of intimate and endearing French songs and Baptiste W. Hamon, Parisian folk-pop songwriter of infinite delicacy. A natural, obvious musical union. “They tell us a lot,” Baptiste smiles. In fact, we had crossed paths and we said to each other that it would be great to work together. I had sent Julien one of my songs, “Je brûlle”, which ‘he had mixed perfectly. The confinement, each at home, made us want to recontact and start writing together. ” A musical correspondence from one continent to another, from Paris to the Australian Sunshine Coast, which, paradoxically, accelerates the creative process: “We sent each other demos, sketches of songs and we undoubtedly worked more quickly , each on his own, that if we had been in the same room, “says Julien. It is hard to imagine two artists less in tune: their dreamy and bucolic worlds fit together perfectly and both enthusiastically welcome the comparison of an Yves Simon accompanied by Belle & Sebastian. The singer of the very cult Scottish group – of which both are absolute fans – has also come to support and sing on “Le souvenir brillera”, a magnificent cover of the famous “Sleep The Clock Around”. An ideal record bursting with pop-folk jewels (“Maria”, J’écoute l’eau “,” Le bleu du ciel “) to prolong the summer sweetness a little and which we now expect to follow, on stage or again in studio. These two are clearly made to get along and continue the adventure.

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