Soulful Congo-Funk Vocalist Elvic Kongolo Changes His Tune As He Releases A Ballad Ahead Of Valentines

Congo-Funk vocalist Elvic Kongolo is set to release his new single “Our Story,” a powerful and emotive track that deals with a dilemma encountered in a relationship. Taking the rhythmic sounds of his homeland and marrying them with his experiences in Europe, “Our Story” is a gentle introduction to his sound, showcasing his soaring, soulful tones with a song about the difficulties encountered within a relationship.

Hear what Elvic has to say about “Our Story”:

When I hear “Our Story”, I picture a beautiful relationship between two people. Their relationship was fantastic, they were in paradise. Unfortunately, their love couldn’t conquer the obstacles coming their way and it did not last”.

The song is a strong but gentle reminder that we often find happiness by remembering what we have in common with other people, not what divides us.

OUR STORY” TEASER – LISTEN NOW

“Our Story” is a slightly different sound to Elvic’s usual repertoire. Kongolo is based in Oslo, Norway and creates music inspired by his Congolese heritage. Blending Congolese rhythms with American funk influences, Elvic sings in English, Lingala, French, and Norwegian, though his commitments to music has been tested rigorously since arriving in Norway. Initially wanting to become a musician, he was convinced by his family to study instead, a decision which had disastrous consequences, ultimately finding Elvic reduced to living on the streets. Through the help of others and a burning desire to spread joy through his music, he has found himself performing in front of large audiences thanks to his energetic stage show which has elements of the frenzied performances of James BrownFela Kuti and Little Richard.

If you want to watch Elvic paving the way for Congo-Funk then check out the video below and keep an eye out for “Our Story” released 12th February 2020.

WATCH HERE TO WITNESS ELVIC LEADING THE WAY WITH CONGO-FUNK

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'Call Me The Moon' From Mark L. Oakes


Call Me The Moon is the latest project and album from the experienced and talented musician, Mark L. Oakes.
The Belgian singer-songwriter has compiled a collection of beautiful ballads and easy listening folk rock tunes that are sure to please any ears.
One might compare Mark’s sound to a modern version of Neil Young with a bit more piano instead of guitar, but Oakes is by no means a tribute artist. He has developed a melodically driven style of folk music with strong subtext and a truly emotive sound. Mark also notes artists such as Tom Petty, Tucker Zimmerman and Ryan Adams as some of his primary influences and this is clear when listening to his expertly-crafted songs.
‘Shredded Jeans’ is a highlight from Call Me The Moon and the name of the track seems perfectly apt when you consider that Oakes labelled the record as the ideal soundtrack for a ‘karmic road trip’.
Mainly tracked at Mark’s home studio in the heart of the Ardennes, the record has been finalised with the help of Londoner cellist, Ben Trigg, and mastered by Grammy award winner Gavin Lurssen in Los Angeles. Travelling between Europe and the United States with a bag full of projects, Mark sees Call Me The Moon as a silver thread out of a vague existential maze.
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