The career of French soul singer Ben L’Oncle Soul has rocketed since he signed a recording contract with Motown. Four years ago he performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival after his first album came out. Now, the follow-up album À Coup De Rêves has been released and he is here again. ‘Second album syndrome’ is much feared, but Ben L’Oncle Soul was hardly troubled by it. On the Internet, he discovered the band Monophonics whom he thought were from the seventies – until he found out they were of the same generation. Ben visited them in San Francisco and was most impressed by their studio filled with analog equipment. They clicked immediately and he decided to record a new album with them. Now past thirty, for À Coup De Rêves Ben has shed his light-hearted party image and revealed himself as a soul singer. He writes songs about what truly moves him and the result is an amazing soul album.