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Be Right There
Be Right There, The lead single off the forthcoming album Fear Not, presents the captivating work of innovative, potent and dynamic neo-soul singer PaviElle French, and represents her much anticipated return to performing after a five year hiatus.
In the past, PaviElle has taken the stage professionally as a vocalist, singer songwriter and spoken word artist, working with Khalil Queen, Everyday People, and as an early member of EduPoetic Enterbrainment, a group integrating spoken word, R&B, jazz, reggae and hip-hop. Her new endeavor is a musical collaboration with bassist, producer and composer Casey O'Brien and presents ten years of her songwriting, all of it deeply personal and autobiographical.
“It's like you're opening up and reading my diary,” PaviElle says. “'These songs are my life, the ups and downs of it all.”
In the new recording PaviElle says she's committed to “honoring the black aesthetic in soul music,” something she fears her generation (she's 29) has abandoned.
“With the millennials, that black soul music appreciation seems to be gone,” PaviElle says. “And that bothers me. I grew up wanting to be Chaka Khan. That's the sound and style I loved. I want to hold up that lineage that she carried, and that Aretha carried and also groups like Parliament.”
Indeed, PaviElle's sound often has the faint flavor of Sly and the Family Stone, or seems to draw on the influences of little Jose James, and Rufus—with the soulful feel of Bill Withers occasionally evident in the groove.
“It definitely has the 70's R&B feel,” says O'Brien. “It's a close album, it draws you in and keeps you in that space. You're taken into the room. There's no excess baggage. You're hearing real musicians actually playing together.”
Let me tell you all about this Brother
Just if you don't understand
I'll never find quite another Bottom line he's a hell of a man
All my heart takes him seriously
Long term possibilities
I'm day dreaming about bring his Mrs
I love the king that he is
I'm gonna stand by you
I'm gonna be beside you
And I'm gonna love you
Cause I'm gonna be with you
Right there x4
Now you and me
We got an understanding boy
Boy you're so good to me...wow
To repay you
I will never know how
Right there x8
Now get it straight
Now first things first
I love that man for all he's worth
Not concerned about material
Just looking for what's in his soul
Keeps cool under pressure you see
You know he's tough and he'll tell you in a minute
He is the man for me
released January 21, 2014
PaviElle - Vocals
Ted Godbout - Keys
Nick Dodd - Drums
Ahanti Young - Percussion
Casey O’Brien - Bass and Guitar
Produced By Casey O’Brien
Recorded and Mixed by Adam Krinsky & Graham O’Brien @ Bellows. St. Paul, MN.
PaviElle's sound often has the faint flavor of Sly and the Family Stone, or seems to draw on the influences of little Jose James, and Rufus—with the soulful feel of Bill Withers occasionally evident in the groove.