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Too cool - a French Bruno Mars with soul - discover him now! | Bec Brown Says
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Too cool – a French Bruno Mars with soul – discover him now!

Here’s a confession.

Working in the music industry, I’m presented with so many new artists it’s sometimes ridiculous.

With this huge amount of music fighting for attention, it takes a lot to cut through.

And keep in mind this timeless rule – all the fancy photos, savvy marketing and quirky/sexy characters in the world generally can’t save a lame song.

Thankfully, here’s someone that has not only made me sit up and listen, he’s had me wiggling and humming at my desk until I actually can’t contain myself any longer and I just break out in song and get up for a bit of a dance around the office.*

I’m overwhelmed with excitement to be part of the team who introduces Ben L’Oncle Soul to Australia. Pronounced “Ben Lohnk-luh Soul”, it’s kind of loosely translated as “Ben – The Soul Uncle”. Too cool huh?

Already a massive star in Europe (his debut album has sold 4 x platinum and he regularly performs to sold-out arenas), Ben just makes you SMILE!

Check him out. Here’s the original French version of his single SOULMAN.

The song is so catchy but then when you actually understand the lyrics (below for you), it’s just a hit.

SOULMAN – English lyrics:
Don’t have the vision of Spike Lee, Don’t have the hand of Da Vinci,
Don’t have no wings no man, Can’t fly like Michael Jordan,
I’m just not that kind of guy.

Don’t have the wisdom of Ghandi, No muscles like Muhammad Ali,
Don’t have a gangster’s heart, Or a platinum rolls to park,
I don’t have no fancy things.

I’m just a Soulman, Listen here baby,
I’m not a superman, Not at all.
It’s just me and my dreams, And despite what it seems,
It ain’t much but yet it’s just enough.

Don’t have the charm of Denzel’s smile, Don’t have the cool of Cary Grant’s style,
Don’t have a special mind, Or the genius of Einstein,
I’m just not that kind of guy

Don’t have the walk of Neil Armstrong
Don’t have the power of King Kong
Don’t have Obama’s smarts or
The will of Rosa Parks
Nor the courage of Mandela

I’m just a soul man (Listen here baby)
I’m no superman (Not at all)
It’s just me and my dreams
And despite what it seems
It ain’t much but then it’s just enough

I’d love to be just like one of them
Have something special
I know that I’ll try the best that I can
But what should I do in the end?

I’m just a soul man (Listen here baby)
I’m no superman (Not at all)
It’s just me and my dreams
And despite what it seems
It ain’t much but then it’s just

There’s also an English version of SOULMAN which you might like too.

Want even more? Check out his cover of The White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’ (Note to all artists – this is how you do a cover – honour the original but totally make it your own!)

Both SOULMAN and SEVEN NATION ARMY are available to buy digitally now and Ben L’Oncle Soul’s self titled album is released in Australia May 4  – so go get into Ben before all the cool kids do!

*As proof of the effect of Ben’s music, my impromptu office dancing was even while I was at Universal, in full view of all my colleagues, not just now at my new home office. Generally everyone was joining in anyway, Ben’s music is too infectious not to.

2 Responses to Too cool – a French Bruno Mars with soul – discover him now!

  1. Lyric says:

    I wish this guy came to Australia! He is the true definition of Soul! French John Legend!

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