Woodkid will undoubtedly be the first surprise of 2011. An unexpected arrival far from the manufactured buzz.
The young man, aged 28, has come with an EP of raw beauty, Iron. Woodkid is Yoann Lemoine, previously known for his career as a video director without fault (Yelle, Moby, and more recently Katy Perry for “Teenage Dream”).
The legend says that on a shoot in the USA, Woodkid received, straight from the hands of great American guitarist Richie Havens, a banjo that immediately replaced his piano, at least for a while. Without neglecting the videos (or film, which is part of projects), Woodkid decided to devote himself to music. Indeed, Yoann Lemoine made the video of Iron himself , which features Top Model Agyness Deyn.
The four tracks (plus two remixes of Iron by the English Mystery Jets and Gucci Vump, the duo of Brodinski and Guillaume Briere The Shoes), opens by the eponymous Iron, epic pop with a powerful mounted symphony, this first EP Woodkid (produced by Woodkid, Julien
Delfaud and Benjamin Lebeau also from The Shoes) immediately announces the influences of the young man.