In 2018, Elvy Jean met Arnaud Ghilain, multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer, with whom he collaborated for more professional recordings of his guitar/piano/voice material. Arnaud added bass (or double bass) and some synths. These episodic recordings led in 2022 to enough songs to make up an album. Arnaud shared the mixing process with a close friend from Quebec, Dominique Massicotte. The Australian Cefe Flynn mastered the album.
Other participants chimed in, such as the actress Christelle Cornil on backing vocals and Hendrik van Wagensveld on the piano for the title « Solitude ».
Elvy : songwriting, voice, piano, guitar, harmonium
Arnaud Ghilain : recording, mixing, bass,
double bass, synths, arrangements
Dominique Massicotte : mixing
Cefe Flynn : mastering
Christelle Cornil : backing vocals
Hendrik van Wagensveld : piano on « Solitude »
Then comes the album IOWA
From the 9th of september,
one by one, the songs will be released on my Youtube channel Every friday at 8:00pm GMT+1.
Peinture © Arnaud Ghilain
The album is out on the 21st of november 2022