Jennifer « Hawa » Zonou‘s bathed from a young age into the world of Afro-American music. In 2008, she met up with Bruno « Patchworks » Hovart (MJA, Uptown Funk Empire, Mr President) and Favorite Recordings. In 2009, Hawa revealed to the public with a cover of « D.A.N.C.E. » by Justice, and appearances alongside Mr Day or Mr President. In June 2011, she presented her first solo album entitled My Little Green Box, quickly supported by many French and international medias. Once again produced by Patchworks, Another Tree marks an important evolution, in sound and production, writing, or influences. More live, the entire production is made with analog equipment, and with the participation of live band members. Hawa’s songs are looking towards Memphis, crossing the genres between Soul, Folk, or even Rockabilly, as people can quickly feel on this first 2 tracks single.
Gilles Peterson (Brownswood / BBC Radio 6): « Yes Baby!!”
B. Beam Me Up