Alanis Morissette Collaborates with Husband Souleye for
‘Snow Angel’ Video – Watch Now on FUSE!
“It was an honor to work with my wife on this song,” Souleye told Fuse, where the video premiered. “Not only does she inspire me as an artist, but she ceaselessly fluffs my ego. She is also hilarious so we were having a blast together.”
“I love the literal and figurative dance between the masculine and feminine-within and without-in this song and video,” Alanis added. “The delicate bandying of action and reaction shows the empowered and vulnerable versions of each. I adore working with Souleye having been a fan since the day I heard one of his songs for the first time.”
Souleye has earned rave reviews and a rabid following for his rousing and powerful style that challenges paradigms and incorporates Hip-Hop, EDM, R&B, and Funk. Souleye has been touted as, “Hip hop’s medicine man,” “America’s new leading edge voice,” and “a modern day hip hop warrior.”
After releasing 2012’s Iron Horse Running and touring the world playing sold-out arenas with Alanis Morissette, an inspired Souleye returned to the studio to begin work on his next full-length album. With a wealth of new material, Souleye released his album Shapeshifting in October 2015 featuring lead singles, “The Victim” and “Labeled”. Shapeshifting effortlessly joins old-school hip hop with trip-hop…it’s a psychedelic, otherworldly exploration.
“’The Victim’ touches on some deep issues that I feel many people, myself included, struggle with. The victim-consciousness, or the ‘poor me’ mentality, is a darker aspect of our shadow-selves that we must first embrace, then work through. We hold onto old patterns and traumas that happened to us in the past, and this song speaks to releasing and freeing ourselves from all things that hold us back and keep us in a victim state.”- Souleye
Shapeshifting as well as “Labeled” and “The Victim” received an honorable amount of press and was featured on sites such as Yahoo Music, Thisis50, The Hype Magazine, Triple HQ and more. “Labeled” made it to the top 20 Official European Independent music charts. Muzic Notez touted, “Not only is he a brilliantly gifted lyricist but his music delivers a strong and positive message.
Souleye returns this fall with another thought- provoking track. The socially conscious hip-hop artist released his brand new single “Follow Your Heart” on November 11, 2016. The new single highlights overcoming difficulties and hesitations with self-awareness, self-motivation and interdependence. The single was followed with a music video as well.
Souleye’s career began when he won a spot on Jam Cruise in 2005, a contest put on by Relix magazine, which included members of P-Funk, Les Claypool, Digable Planets, Michael Franti, Bela Fleck and Bassnectar. Over the last ten years, Souleye has released four full-length albums as a solo artist and has been featured on the recordings of Bassnectar, MIMosa, STS9, The Glitch Mob and Michael Franti. He has performed at Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man, Shambhala, and has toured extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America.
The Souleye experience is one of body and spirit. With stratospheric instrumental hooks and positive, conscious lyrics, Souleye’s audiences look to him for guidance, inspiration and profound entertainment. Souleye’s infectious energy and lyrical positivity rooted in human experience invites listeners to unleash their potential, and let loose their most primal instincts. “My music is geared towards inspiration and positivity. I offer my lyrics as an opportunity for listeners to more deeply explore their relationship with their own human spirit. I want to help open the minds of listeners and support people along their journey.”
Just as the title of his latest release suggests, Souleye shapeshifts and explores a wide range of styles throughout his music. Souleye’s uplifting, positive and melodic brand of hip-hop pays homage to the genre’s past while blazing a trail into the future.
For more info: www.Souleye.net