Artist MadammƎ Guest-post
She’s the Frenchiest of Americans. With family ties on both sides of the Atlantic, MadammƎ exudes American can-do energy and casual french elegance. I came to the world as Emma Flornoy, the daughter of a Gregorian Chant vocalist, and begun studying singing at the age of 15.
During the previous decade, MadammƎ developed her songwriting techniques with the bands the Fudge (formerly known as Oazzunk, Acid Funk) and Wine (neo-soul/hip-hop) which took her to notable Parisian jazz-funk stages such as Musik’elles, Voulstock, Solidays, China, New Morning, and File 7.
“I spent time in other people’s heads and wrote a lot for other vocalists before I was truly able to connect with my own thoughts and write honest lyrics for myself”, she says.
In 2015, I moved to Boston to continue my musical journal at Berklee Colledge of Music, where I learned how to write music, and develop further writing lyric skills and most importantly gained enough confidence to lead my own project.
‘As an artist, that’s all you can do really, the closest to perfection you’ll get is authenticity.” My debut album PARADOX, produced by Arthur Caget (NuTone) and Sacha Arnaud (Johnny Long-Legs) offers a taste of smooth soul and urban pop, reminiscent of a bill packed with world-class artists such as Jessie Ware, Julia Michaels, and Alice Russel.
However, it smoulders with MadammƎ uniquely tender yet tough delivery, influenced by jazz and pop voices such as Cat Power. Her vocals have been described as “rough touch with a tender kiss.” Spontaneity and subtlety cannot dim or disguise the crazy energy that flows from her on stage and in life.
You can follow Emma on Instagram @madammemusic