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The electronic music label, Sidekick Music, is opening its arms to the modern French/pop scene, welcoming new undeniable talent into their roster, LMA.
LMA, or Maël, exchanged school benches with concert seats at a very early age. With an innate talent for writing, he won the Claude Nougaro Writing Prize at only 16 years old. Maël is an introspective artist, he writes methodically and poetically. A distinct style that flirts with rap, pop, and classic French songs. He has already opened for Vald and Hervé, and appeared on France TV in the show Culture Box and C’est Pas En Playback on France Bleu.
Today LMA brings us his latest hit ‘Libre’ and it is a banger. This song brings funk and nu-disco styles along with modern french rap. He is accompanied by Daoud on trumpet and is inspired by the jazzy atmosphere of Ibrahim Maalouf.
Quote from Maël (translated from French):
“‘Libre’ is a nod towards my American influencers, like Mac Miller and Isaiah or even Kaytranada. I wanted to do a song that was groovy and danceable, all while speaking of rather personal subjects. It’s this contrast that I find interesting.
We invite Daoud who brought the final touches with his trumpet, giving the song a little dose of sunshine it had been missing” – LMA
LMA is a talented young artist who is heading for great things. His new album is set for 2023, and ‘Libre’, out Friday, November 25th, is just the first taste of what’s to come.
LMA is a well-rounded artist, inspired by Mac Miller, Stromae, Kaytranada, Odezenne and Isaiah. He has quickly risen to popularity in the South-West of France in Occitanie. In just three years LMA has put out a series of EP’s with Sonatine in 2020, 31e Chambre in 2021, and Mauvaises Fréquentations in 2021 as well. He brings a unique musical and visual identity, often creating small videos called “capsules” to compliment his songs, accumulating several thousand views on social media.