Stéphane Béguin is a Toulouse, France-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, whose musical career began in earnest in the late 80s/early 90s: Although initially influenced by punk rock, ska, dub, New Wave, the New Romantics, funk and house music, Béguin started out in playing keys, guitar and bass in a traditional rock band set up, as a duo with a drummer and as a solo act.
Professional success as a graphic designer, graphic recorder and constant took Béguin away from music for a number of years but through a lucky combination of circumstances, he wound up with a home studio and started creating music with his latest recording project, The Electro Society. Through a handful of singles and a full-length album, 2018’s Melancholia, Béguin firmly established the project’s genre-defying eclectic sound and songwriting approach — one that finds the Toulouse-based artist drawing from pop, rock, electronica, disco, blues, reggae and a variety of French lyricists.
Since the release of his The Electro Society debut, Béguin has been very busy: he’s currently working on a couple of singles, new material for an EP or an album — and he’s collaborating with Toulousain on a n EP. But in the meantime, his latest single “Sometimes” is slickly produced and euphoric club banger centered around shimmering synth arpeggios, skittering tweeter and woofer rocking beats, a sinuous and propulsive bass line and spoken word lyrics delivered in French and English. If you’re a child of the 80s like me, “Sometimes” may bring nostalgic longing for the likes of Dead or Alive, New Order, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pet Shop Boys, and others — but while possessing a slick, modern production.