Airelle Besson + Metronomy

One of the most charming records of 2014 so far is Metromony's 4th album - Love Letters - which, in my opinion, is the band's most 'complete' album to date.

During a recent email conversation with a great French trumpeter & composer Airelle Besson, I discovered that she arranged the horns section and played trumpet solo on Love Letters. A lovely early spring connection don't you think...

Above is one of the images I captured of her during a portrait session we made together last year. Airelle was transfixed with the sound of my Profoto light's hum through the large beauty dish (the cooling fan had kicked in). She was impressed that the hum registered a perfect D-flat major! Coupled with her slender body and her relatively unique method of holding a trumpet, I asked her to continue looking up into the light as it produced a rather super 'ethereal' feel to her pose. 

Below is Airelle Besson performing with Metromony on a recent live appearance on Canal +