The writing's on the wall....
‘Debut’ is the divine first musical chapter in the story of enchanting singer/songwiter/producer Sarah Fonteyne on her own new label Aesthetic Sounds. London town celebrates the birth of its new soulful diva, and rightfully so, as Sarah delivers her own special flavour of heartfelt songs, beautifully delivered over a classy cross pollenated soundtrack of nujazz and soul.
‘Debut’ features Sarah’s forthcoming new single ‘Beautiful’, a jazz fused love song which is also due to feature remixes from Bugz In The Attic. Tracks including the funky dancefloor groove ‘Messing’, through to intelligent Jazz outing ‘Music Is The Key’ and the soul drenched ‘Jealous Eyes’ are testament to Sarah’s ability to effortlessly genre cross. Collaborations on the album include some top dogs from the international producer arena. These include Colin Emmanuel (De La Soul, Beverley Knight) on the nu-jazz groove ‘Breathe’; James Yarde (Terri Walker, LL Cool J) on the boom-clack urban grind of ‘If She Breaks Your Heart’ and the classy latin tinged soul ballard ‘Everytime’; Myx Quest (Solange, Bashy) on the positive vibes of ‘Getaway’; Self Taught (TY, Cheryl Cole) on the brash attack on a devil woman, ‘B.I.S.Y (Man Teef)’; and A.C Layne (Phil Asher, Miles Bunny) on ‘Follow Your Dreams (Believe)’. All in all ‘Debut’ is an honest and beautifully penned collection of both personal and emotionally driven songs.
“Im always being inspired by new music, people and life, Im a fan of real honest music in whatever genre, none of this happy clappy shallow shit...” voices Sarah. “Debut’ talks about my life and some of the things that I still have to experience, Im not into watering things down, Im gonna always keep it real”.
Thoughtful and heartfelt singer songwriter Sarah Fonteyne brings her sultry, dulcet tones to captivated listeners. She hails from London England and has already shared the stage with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Kim Burrell, Omar, Terri Walker, Avery Sunshine, Texas, Roy Hargrove, Dwele, Paloma Faith, The Noisettes, Jaguar Wright and more. She’s played in Paris, Montpellier, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Miami, Jamaica, with New York and Toronto live dates forthcoming. Having always loved music as a child, Sarah is classically trained in Piano and Classical singing, dabbles in violin and is now taking guitar lessons. Sarah’s Musical influences are somewhat extensive ranging from classical masters such as Debussy, and Beethoven to soulful and jazz legends J Dilla, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and even Nirvana! “Nothing wrong with a big of Britney either! Yeah I said it...” It’s fair to say that Miss Fonteyne is deeply in love with ALL music!
Sarah is well known in her role as a promoter in the UK, showcasing the best in live Soul, Jazz & Hiphop at her monthly show Aesthetic Sounds. - “I just wanted somewhere to perform regularly and showcase new material”. says Sarah. The popularity of the night soared since its inception in 2005, Aesthetic Sounds is now 6 years old and has played host to worldclass performers Terri Walker, Mark De Clive Lowe, J Davey, Jesse Boykins III, Glenn Lewis, Kim Burrell, Jaguar Wright, Ursula Rucker among many. Sarah is already looking forward to recording her next album - “I am learning how to bare my soul more and really use that in my music to evoke real emotion and move people on more than one level. I will also have a few notable collaborations too....”
‘Debut’ will be released on July 12th 2011 on Aesthetic Sounds (UK)