If like us, you keep an eye on French indie pop scene, you probably already know Raphael D’Hervez (maybe without even knowing him). The artist, who has been introduced to music thanks to the drums and artists such as J Dilla and RZA, joined Minitel Rose in 2008. Then, in 2012, he starts another project: Pegase. Nevertheless, Raphael was secretly dreaming of singing in his mother tongue. That’s how his new project was born.
With those new tracks, the artist hopes to create a bridge between iconic French songwriters like Christophe and R&B influences such as Frank Ocean. The first offering, ‘Rêves’ (‘dreams’ in English) is a delicate swinging pop ballad that gives some room to some of his favourite instruments: the MPC of his adolescence and the vibraphone of his childhood.
“Rêves” will be featured on Raphael D’Hervez debut EP “L’Oiseau Tonnerre”, due to be released on June 2 via FVTVR Records (a label that he co-founded with Quentin Gauvin in 2008).