Over the course of three albums, the group STEVANS, which was founded by the French–Swiss Yvan Franel, has really left its mark on the musical landscape: songs that are still in our ears and on our lips (‘Monday’s wedding’, ‘The Backyard’, ‘When the Light is Gone’, etc.), concerts on the world’s biggest stages (Paleo Festival, Montreux Jazz, London, New York, Paris, Hamburg, to name but a few), prestigious supporting act gigs (Deep Purple, Kaiser Chiefs, Rita Mitsouko), work with talented artists (Will Jackson, Serge Morattel, Yann Rouiller) … STEVANS has forged its own unique path on the way to the release of its fourth album.
The rupture certainly seems to have been beneficial; after all, it heralded STEVAN’s departure for new shores. It was about questioning what had gone before, seeing things in a different light, evolving. And so Renaissance makes perfect sense. In effect, while holding to their roots and preserving what makes them who they are, Yvan Franel and guitarist Yann Secrest have evolved towards the most varied sounds and lyrics. Four years after the electro detour that was Rupture and its supercharged tracks, STEVANS released Renaissance, an album of twelve tracks that oscillate between melancholy and a love of life with riffs that range from the organic to the electric, powerful and sensual at once. New single "Cancion del mariachi" is now ready to make people groove and dance this summer 2020