Reunionese singer and songwriter Bastien Picot is such an intriguing and passionate character.
Having shared stages with many talented musicians over the years (such as Stevie Wonders and Charles Aznavour among others), he has drawn his very personal artistic path through encounters and collaborations. This led him to evolve and adapt, till finding the strength to give birth to a distinctive solo project : AURUS.
He is currently working on a first EP, aiming at using the traditional instruments of Maloya outside of the world music experience, creating another percussive context. They coexist with electro sounds and organic samples, within an astonishing orchestral-pop setting.
AURUS’s project could be described as a modern mirage : classic yet contemporary, universal yet deeply rooted in tradition. With lyrics combining English and Creole, his music feels like the embodiment of our present-day contradictions.
The first 2 titles – Momentum and The Abettors, in collaboration with Sandra Nkaké – received very good public and professional reviews. They are now yours to discover…