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Il y a des moments, comme ça, où un artiste change de dimension. Déjà radical et libre lorsqu’il se faisait crooner pour les arabesques psychédéliques de Leila, Luca Santucci devient absolument irrésistible aux côtés de Ben Fitzgerald dans Stubborn Heart.
Taillé sur mesure pour des déjantés de leur trempe, ce premier album aussi érudit qu’étourdissant semble capable d’entraîner n’importe qui dans son sillage, de l’adepte des nappes voluptueuses de James Blake au fou furieux des rythmes abyssaux de The xx. Car c’est bien là, entre glissements rythmiques charnels et suggestions mélodiques rêveuses, que se joue cette soul-music fantomatique et pourtant hautement désirable (…) “Les Inrocks”.
There are times, when an artist dimension is about to changes. Already radical and free when he was crooned for the psychedelic arabesques of Leila, Luca Santucci becomes absolutely irresistible alongside Ben Fitzgerald in Stubborn Heart.
Tailor-made for crazies of their caliber, this debut album, as erudite as it is stunning, seems capable of dragging anyone in its wake, from the adept of the voluptuous tablecloths of James Blake to the madman of the abyssal rhythms of The xx . For it is indeed there, between carnal rhythmic shifts and dream melodic suggestions, that is played this ghostly and yet highly desirable soul-music (…) “Les Inrocks”
Stubborn Heart is a British electronic soul duo composed of Luca Santucci and Ben Fitzgerald. They released their first eponymous album at One Little Indian in November 2012 and received the Rough Trade and MixMag Magazine album prize before being named Album of the Year at the Gilles Petersons Worldwide Awards.
Stubborn Heart has already made his mark on several European festivals such as Eurosonic, the Midi Winter Festival, the Guess Who and Field Day.
With a growing success – their show in London and Manchester in January 2013 was sold out – Stubborn Heart’s electronic and futuristic Soul has already marked the minds of fans and critics, who does not hesitate to draw comparison with artists Such as Talk Talk, The XX, Radiohead and SBTRKT.