Watch List: Let Elbi's Herd Of Soul Take You To 'Higher Ground'
Proving her diverse musical talent, French artist Elbi (Elbi Bauer) branched out earlier in the year from the jazzy electro-soul and looped samples of her solo 'Troublesome Soul' project to bring together a crew of talented musicians to form her new group project, Herd Of Soul. Satisfying her desire to engage the live energy and creative synergies that the dynamics of a group allow, she says 'as a group, we have a strong emotional potential and we have a lot more power than the rhythm boxes and software: there are so many more opportunities for interaction. That's what I was missing in my solo project. I found in Paris an innovative team of humanly extraordinary people and I hope that this is reflected in our music'.
Taking her Herd Of Soul into the Kramus Deluxe Studio in Paris earlier in the year to record a live EP that blends Erykah Badu, Fugees, Snarky Puppy, Hiatus Kayote and Robert Glasper inspired jazz, neo-soul and hip hop sensibilities with a typically Gallic sophistication and the husky, warmly tempered appeal of her vocal tone, here elbi presents the second live in-studio video from the project, a re-imagining of an Ambassadeurs track that she featured on in 2010, 'Higher Ground'.