An afrobeat-inspired modern groove.
Garçons are a new duo coming out of Canada comprised of Nigerian-rooted singer-songwriter Deelo Avery and producer/director Julian Strangelove.
The Ottawa-based group, who blend influences from R&B, soul and funk, is readying the release of their sophomore EP. Its lead single "Pedigree" is a standout track crafted out of afrobeat guitars and hazy keyboards that nods to Deelo's Nigerian background while weaving in modern R&B and pop elements.
"The inspiration behind this song came from our love for classic Afrobeat music during the 1970s," Garçons mention. "Growing up in Nigeria, Deelo (singer) was exposed to Fela Kuti and other afrobeat artists from the day he was born. His music constantly played in his house, on the TV and everywhere on the radio. It runs in his blood, hence the name 'Pedigree.' It was fun to start there with those elements of funk, jazz and soul, and develop that into something with our own little original touch."
The single comes paired with a lighthearted and contagiously fun music video directed by Julian Strangelove which follows Deelo as a school janitor.
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Pedigree - Garçons youtu.be