NEWS

NEW ALBUM "ENSEMBLE" OUT ON DECEMBER 15.

MEGABIEN is pleased to announce the release of the new STASAN album “ENSEMBLE”. After “A Long Way”, “Le Sud” and “Serenity”, the new album “ENSEMBLE” is the fourth studio album of STASAN. This time, and due to the pandemic, all songs have been produced and recorded by STASAN himself in his home studio in the South of France.

Although “ENSEMBLE” includes some previous single releases, such as “Danz”, a collaboration with French artist  JM Marquis, or “Help Me” a duet with Spanish/German singer songwriter CABODEVILA and the charting single “Time2Go” featuring again saxophone player David Eiland (D.Bowie, Janet Jackson…), STASAN presents some new songs, different from the musical style you may be familiar with. “Sail Away” and “Who Is Talking” will certainly put a smile in your face and make you like to dance. They are strongly contrasting with the more sad lyrics of the ballads “Outer Space” and “The Child” talking about the future of our children on planet earth. The melancholic, sentimental songs “Love Was Born” and “Call Your Name” talk about stories that happened in STASAN’s personal environment inspiring him spontaneously to make a song about, such as “Peter” which is a homage to his close friend and renowned piano player Peter Schimke who took his life in February 2020.

Last not least, STASAN wrote a song for his beloved cat “Sylvester” telling the story how the little kitten joined the megabien production team during a  birthday celebration…

Ensemble will be released on December 15, 2021 on all international platforms.

 

   

NEW SINGLE "WHO IS TALKING" OUT ON SEPTEMBER 30.

Once again, the Minneapolis based singer songwriter STASAN surprises his fans with his particular, recognizable sound and voice, coming up this time with a “latin” style song.

His lyrics are still politically strong and focused on the “fake news” this time. That’s why the song gives an advice to check “Who is Talking”.

The new single will be released worldwide on September 30, 2021 on all major digital platforms

 

 

 

   

NEW SINGLE "DANZ" OUT ON DECEMBER 14.

STASAN may surprise his fans with his new single. As the title “DANZ” reveals, STASAN recorded a fast-pace, groovy dance-rock song that makes you move your feet.

French guitarist JM MARQUIS is featured in this track with a wonderful guitar solo. JM MARQUIS contributes tastefully with his signature guitar style to make this single a “must to listen”….

The single “DANZ” will be released on December 14th, 2020. It will be available worldwide on all major digital platforms.

 

 

   

NEW SINGLE "TIME2GO" OUT ON MARCH 28.

Megabien Music, the label of STASAN, has decided to pre-release a song from his new, upcoming album which is due in October/November 2020. The song "Time2Go", which has already been written a while ago, features lyrics that do sound totally appropriate given the current, worldwide virus pandemic.

Produced at the megabien studios in the south of France, “Time2Go” features again David Eiland, the renowned Minneapolis saxophone player (David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Human League, Jonny Lang… etc.), who participated already on the previous STASAN album “Le Sud”.

Regarding the worldwide lockdown and confinement conditions, STASAN and his label megabien music have decided to publish the “Time2Go” (audio and video) for free download around the world.

   

SINGLE HELP ME OUT IN MARCH.

The new single HELP ME of STASAN feat. CABODEVILA is set for release on March 27, 2019 on the label megabien music.

HELP ME, written by STASAN, incorporates an upbeat Americana rhythm to an otherwise dreary subject matter – the current political climate. In a call-and-response duet style, STASAN and CABODEVILA question the truth, their news sources, and the actions of world powers through the metaphors of a weather forecast. Consistent with this avant-garde writing style, STASAN strikes a chord in social justice music with this hard-hitting, foot-tapping critique on matters of racism, political parties, and climate change.

STASAN has already previously collaborated with CABODEVILA, who is a German born singer-songwriter and guitarist with Spanish roots. CABODEVILA´s first solo record is due for release in April 2019, celebrated with a release concert at the Maximal Kulturinitiative in Rodgau, Germany on Friday April 13.

HELP ME has been recorded, mixed and mastered at the megabien studios in the Provence.

   

ALBUM SERENITY OUT TODAY.

STASAN´s new album SERENITY is published today November 26, 2018 on the label megabien music.

In comparison to STASAN´s previous two studio albums, SERENITY is certainly a more rock-style album, and is closer to STASAN’s roots, the rock of the 60’s. STASAN’s lyrics of the full-length studio album were inspired by current political events such as in “REFUGEE”, “THE LORD” or “STILL ALIVE”, but also by day-to-day life observations like in “DON’T GIVE UP” or “GET YOURSELF ANOTHER MAN”. But, there are also some love songs included, “YOU AND ME BABE” and “AMELIE”.

And as a change from his previous albums, SERENITY also includes instrumentals, such as “THE RIDE” which is a collaboration with Minneapolis-born and Mexico-based singer-songwriter Todd Clouser, Grammy Award winning drummer Hernan Hecht and renowned Mexican bass player Aaron Cruz. The other tracks on SERENITY feature some talented French musicians, among them Franck Ridacker on drums (Johnny Hallyday, Tony Joe White, Calvin Russl, etc.) and guitarist Marc Jallais (Christophe Mae), but also touring/studio musicians Stephane Allemand on bass, and especially the very talented, young guitar player Sam Tallet. French background singers Coralie Pickles and Kinou Ridacker have tastefully contributed to four SERENITY tracks.

SERENITY has been recorded, mixed and mastered at the megabien studios in the Provence. Serenity is available worldwide on iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, and many more.

   

RELEASE OF SINGLE JEANNIE.

German born singer songwriter STASAN, now living in the sunny Provence in the South of France, releases his single JEANNIE on November 19, 2018, a pre-release from his third studio album SERENITY that will be published by megabien music on November 26, 2018.

JEANNIE written by STASAN is the result of his collaboration with French musicans: Franck Ridacker on drums, Stephane Allemand on bass and the very talented, young guitar player Sam Tallet. The song is about Jeannie, «the Lady in the bottle», which was a very successful TV series with Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman («Dallas») in the US and Europe in the sixties.

JEANNIE has been recorded, mixed and mastered at the megabien studios in the Provence.