"Souldier is an album which was written on the road, crossing various countries and inspirations during its time of writing. I wanted to release it as quickly as I could, to make sure it resembled me as much as possible.
Having mostly highlighted my teenage years and Congolese rumba on "Zanaka", this time around I wanted to show a bit more of myself. The aim was to broaden my influences, both those from my childhood and my current ones.
I’m a big fan of Kendrick Lamar’s flow, Tito Puente’s softness, Fairuz’ elegance and Bob Marley’s melodies and, amongst all this music that I so love, I tried to find my own. That’s how Souldier was born, of the desire to combine what I like, and of the desire to talk of both timeless and contemporary subjects.
For this, I was lucky enough to work with a team of incredible music-lovers with great musical knowledge, with my manager as well as with the great musician and artist Maxim Nucci." - JAIN
Gatefold double vinyl with download code.
Release Date: 24th August 2018