With A Soulful Swagger, Olivier St. Louis Says It 'Ain't Cool'
Burning like an inextinguishable fire and raging like an unquenchable thirst, there exists a motive force that animates and sustains the journey of the musically pure at heart: artistic integrity. Irreducible and inescapable, it endures any given phase or manifestation of an artist's ever evolving sensibility to act as a lodestar to the creative conscience, forever guiding them to return to the path of that which is most authentic.
For now Berlin-based singer-songwriter Olivier St.Louis, just such a force has in recent times been the engine behind a return to his most intuitive of musical instincts. While having crafted a highly regarded reputation on the electro-hip hop scene over the last decade as Olivier Daysoul in both is capacity as a solo artist and in collaboration with the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Bibio, C2C, Onra and Oddisee, St. Louis in recent times felt the urge to re-examine his creative motivation.
Re-discovering his love of blues, rock and funk after a period of musical reflection, he has answered this new found drive for authenticity of expression by producing and writing all his own music and playing his own instrumentation on his upcoming 'Black Music' EP for Jakarta Records. Shorn of the 'Olivier Daysoul' moniker and guided by the philosophy of 'no punches pulled ...no compromises ... just me', St. Louis positively oozes soul with his first offering from the EP. From his smoothly soulful vocal tone and bluesy phrasing, through to the electric strut and guitar solo, rolling groove and organ accents of 'Ain't Cool''s rock'n'soul swagger, St. Louis proves that there is musical magic to be found when you listen to the call of your creative heart.