Michelle David & The True-tones

Truth and soul
Sortie le 29 avril 2022
Label: Michelle David & The True-tones
”Our Home Away From Home.” 

That’s how Michelle David &The True-tones refer to their beloved France. For the past 4 years the band has criss-crossed the country. Playing sold out shows at clubs, theaters and festivals from north to south, east to west. Capturing the heart and soul of every person there. After the release of five critically acclaimed gospel-infused albums, an Edison nomination (the Dutch Grammy) and numerous TV performances, the band was on the boards of ‘NOS Studio Sport’ and ‘NPO1′. All of this even before the release of a new album. They were invited to accompany the daily TV show with music during the Winter Olympics 2022.
''Our Home Away From Home.'' 

That’s how Michelle David &The True-tones refer to their beloved France. 

For the past 4 years the band has criss-crossed the country. Playing sold out shows at clubs, theaters and festivals from north to south, east to west. Capturing the heart and soul of every person there. 

After the release of five critically acclaimed gospel-infused albums, an Edison nomination (the Dutch Grammy) and numerous TV performances, the band was on the boards of 'NOS Studio Sport' and ‘NPO1'. All of this even before the release of a new album. They were invited to accompany the daily TV show with music during the Winter Olympics 2022. 

That being said, the past few years have rendered further personal development and awareness of who Michelle David & The True-tones are. We know them as a band that makes every show a soul spectacle with their unique gospel combined with soul, blues, jazz and afrobeat. Now with a new album coming up; 'Truth & Soul’ (29-04-2022) they expanded their musical horizon even more. Dreamy Indie soul with a heavy 70’s vibe mixed with Brazilian flavors and African Rhythms. 

''When there was talk of a new album, I was a little worried. I didn't think I had anything else to say; especially since nothing dramatic was happening in my current life. But again, the honesty of the music spoke to me and positivity became the angle. I have never felt so free. When the guys agreed to sit down without a rehearsal and sing/record whatever came to mind for the song Wait... so much beauty emerged. A personal highlight. 

“I really appreciate how much they trusted me”, says Michelle. Truth & Soul is the first album Michelle David & The True-tones will release under their new name. 

MDTT teamed up with French Artist /Graphic Designer Jean Mosambi who created the artwork for the album. Truth & Soul also contains particularly personal duets with Lilian Vieira and Dobet Gnahoré, both well known for their extraordinary musical talent. Knowing who we are enables us to connect even more with those around us.- Michelle. 'You Can Make it' (the first single of the album) features Grammy - Winner Dobet Gnahoré. Hailing from Côte d’Ivoire Dobet Gnahoré is one of Africa’s hottest and most beloved artists. 

Michelle: The lyrics are affirmations that should be on REPEAT. In times such as these we need to know we CAN AND WILL MAKE IT!

You can make it

Get up, rise up, give your all in all

Dobet:

 N'gôlôha zriguimi là hoù

M'mitênihon ni bli

Yili dja yê pli bé

N'yê lah sêguiblini guiba guibouô

N'yê nan lagô dissani hô kahLagô kah man sa hou gouhee

Translation:

I got up this morning

Not a flicker of motivation

It took me time

For me to understand that you had to ask

Ask my God to pull me out of this abyss

Ask my God to help me

Brazilian/Dutch singer Lílian Vieira , known for her work with Zuco 103, can be heard on 'Better'. Michelle: This was one of the first lyrics that popped out of my mouth.  Not knowing that Lillian was also going through her own personal reconnection to self.

Chorus:

Newness, I can feel it in my body

Newness, got my spirit mind moving

Newness, feel it over me 

I feel better, better, better, better

Lillian: 

Eh Michelle,

A vida a vida quer te viver inteira

Como brindar a segunda feira

E ser feliz de qualquer maneira

 Translation:

Hey Michelle

To life to life I want you to live inside

 How to toast to the second fair

And be happy in any way

With these special collaborations, Michelle David & The True-tones have yet another beautiful album to be added to the list. Previous single ‘Leave It There’ could count on airplay from the French radio station FIP; who have always supported and praised Michelle David & The True-tones’ music. Jazz Radio and La Grosse Radio have several times expressed their support for the band . 

This year, the band will do a large club tour across the country and Europe; visiting cities such as Paris, London, Malmö and Amsterdam. 

"I am such a massive fan of this outfit. If you love soul music because it fills your world with colour and joy, then YOU NEED THIS ALBUM! - Craig Charles,Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show, BBC 6Music"