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Press-release for Latest Album “Beautiful Sun”

One of the best things about LiLi Roquelin is that she wears her heart on her sleeve through her music, and new album “Beautiful Sun” is no exception.
The record smoothly blends soft ethereal pop ballads with electronic alternative that supports her unique vocals and piano performance, and the outcome is something that touches the soul.
The grace of “Like A Feather”, and emotionally driven “Thank You” invite her listeners along on an insightful journey. The moving string orchestration adds an organic feel to the lush sonic textures throughout the record.
With its complicated atmospheric tones and arrangements, title track “Beautiful Sun” excels in giving a unique expression to a basic universal desire.  The songs sway, caress, mesmerize and most definitely rock. The darkly swirling “Try To Remember” reminds the listener of LiLi’s Rock experience;  her fans will certainly love the righteous “The Only One”, layered with energized piano rhythms and adrenalized guitars. The album includes other powerful tracks such as the jazz-edged bluesy “Don’t Wait”, the poignant theme of “Oh Brother”, and the haunting “Bliss of My Soul”. Ending the album with  “N’attends Pas (La Vie)” reminds us of the international level of LiLi’s career and passions.

Music Videos for “Thank You” and more recently “The Only One” have been released.

On her previous solo releases, LiLi Roquelin has had her music placed in documentaries and TV shows, accompanying dance performances, receiving songwriting and music video awards and extensive press and radio coverage. Her talent spans from the craft of songwriting, composing, and programming to the usage of unusual technologies for live performances. She blurs the boundaries between pure artform and creative entrepreneurship using social networking and video blogs to create a personal connection and engage her fanbase.

A must hear…. and see.

Click here to download Award-winning recording artist LiLi Roquelin’s electronic-press-kit (Interactive 2-Page PDF) – March 2014

(Press-Release for album “Will you hate the rest of the world or will you renew your life? (2010) – click here ” )

Story

“I will go to the United States and have a music career there”, LiLi told her friends as she was just 14. Growing up on la Côte d’azur with a multi-instrumentalist father, she learned music as it was all around her. She has actively been pursuing music since Middle School: from recording lead and backup vocals in solo or in duet for side projects or albums, to programming, and performing live with numerous bands. She released “A Taste of Departure” as the lead singer/writer of her first American pop-rock band, Phizzy Lager. She then quickly proved her professionalism in Cleveland – home of rock’n’roll – during the recording of the alternative-rock album “Neverending Sundown” with band Hate Dies Hard at Bill Korecky’s Mars Studio (home for bands from Universal Records, Victory, Century Media) who then recommended her to composer/producer Sean Bilovecky (Disengage). She worked with him on a side project and the song “I Saw You” was born. Pushing herself to living music to the fullest, she moved to New York City and started writing her own projects, while performing live on the piano. Entirely funded by fans, her first solo EP was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy Award winning engineer Marc Urselli and it includes her Multi-Award-Winning music video for “I Saw You”. Her second solo release “Will you hate the rest of the world or will you renew your life?” and her music video “Should you get mad” (directed by Arnaud Muller/RNO Pictures who worked with band U2) received movie, documentary and TV Features and placements (Lifetime Network, MTV… ), awards, airplay, press attention, exciting her fanbase at concerts and on social-networking sites.
Introspective confessionalist, she is aware there is strength in vulnerability, and with that knowledge she shares her growth as an individual as well as a musician.
In the 3rd solo release “Beautiful Sun”, this singer-songwriter-composer invited in bassist/guitarist Askold Buk (Abc, MTV) on guitars and bass, and cello players the Wandering Cellist and Christopher Marion (Bill Evans, CBS Orchestra) to follow her directions through this audio journey she takes the listener on. The mix of Marc Urselli (Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Joss Stone) and mastering by Roman Vail (JLM Mastering; Moby, The Black Crowes, Sinnead O’Connor) allow the grace and style of LiLi’s compositions to shine as brightly as the beautiful sun of which she sings.

Awards :

2010 Award for 2nd Place “Pop music video” International Indie Gathering Festival, “Should you get mad”

2010 Official Selection Zero Film Festival (LA-Miami-NYC-London), “Should you get mad”

2009 Honorable Mention at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, “Blues Alone”

2009 Best Music Video in the “pop category” The Indie Gathering Fest, “I Saw You”

2008 Best Music Video Queens International Film Festival, “I Saw You”

Notable Stats:

LiLi is @ Wikipedia
Over 660,000 views on Youtube
Music on TV & Film
240,000 views @ Myspace

Press

BIOGRAPHIE EN FRANCAIS:

Communiqué de presse pour l’album “Beautiful Sun”

Le meilleur de Lili Roquelin, c’est qu’elle nous dévoile son cœur à travers sa musique, et son nouvel album “Beautiful Sun” n’y déroge pas.
Le disque entremêle délicatement les ballades pop éthérées avec l’électro alternative qui soutient sa voix unique et son interprétation au piano, et le résultat touche l’âme.
La grâce de “Like a Feather” et de l’émotionnelle “Thank You” vous conduit dans un voyage révélateur. La touchante orchestration de cordes ajoute une sensation organique aux riches textures de tout le disque.
Avec ses tonalités atmosphériques et ses arrangements complexes, le titre “Beautiful Sun” réussit à donner une voix unique à un désir basique et universel. Les chansons vous balancent, caressent, hypnotisent mais aussi elles vous secouent. “Try to Remember”, sombrement tourbillonnante, vous rappelle l’expérience Rock de Lili; ses fans vont certainement aimer “The Only One”, composée de rythmiques énergétiques au piano et de guitares à l’adrénaline. L’album comprends d’autres morceaux puissants comme le blues-jazz “Don’t Wait”, le thème poignant de “Oh Brother” et l’envoûtant “Bliss of my Soul”. Finir l’album avec “N’attends pas (La Vie)” nous rappelle le caractère international de la carrière et des passions de Lili.

Des nouveaux vidéo-clips pour “Thank You” et plus recemment “The Only One” sont sortis.

Avec ses albums solo précédents, Lili Roquelin a placé sa musique dans des documentaires, des émissions de télé, des spectacles de danse, a reçu des récompenses pour sa composition et ses vidéos ainsi qu’ une couverture vaste médiatique dans la presse et à la radio. Son talent vient de sa maîtrise de l’écriture, la composition et la programmation et de l’usage de technologies inhabituelles pour ses performances scéniques. Elle fond les limites entre l’art pur et entrepreneuriat innovant en utilisant les réseaux sociaux et le blog vidéo pour créer des liens personnels avec ses fans.

A écouter… et à voir.

Communiqué de presse pour l’album “Will you hate the rest of the world or will you renew your life?” (2010) cliquer ici

Son histoire:
« J’irai aux Etats-Unis et aurai une carrière de musique là-bas », LiLi dit a ses amis alors qu’elle n’avait que 14 ans. Elle a grandi sur La Côte d’Azur et a appris la musique avec un père multi-instrumentaliste. Elle fait de la musique depuis le Collège : enregistrements de solos, duos ou choeurs pour des projets secondaires ou pour albums, programmation, performances « live » avec de nombreux groupes. Elle a sorti un album “A Taste of Departure” avec son premier groupe américain Phizzy Lager. Elle prouva ensuite rapidement son professionnalisme à Cleveland – là où est né le rock’n’roll- pendant l’enregistrement de l’album rock-alternatif « Neverending Sundown » au Mars Studio de Bill Korecky (Niche pour groupes de Universal Records, Victory, Century Media…) ; qui l’a alors presentée au compositeur-producteur Sean Bilovecky (Disengage). Elle travaille avec lui sur un projet secondaire et de là née la chanson « I SawYou ». Se poussant à vivre la musique au maximum, elle emménage à New York City et écrit son propre projet dans son studio, et elle se représente en live au piano. Entièrement fondé par ses fans, son cd 4 Titres a été mixé et mastérisé par l’ingénieur Marc Urselli qui détient 3 Grammy Awards; il contient aussi son vidéo-clip pour “I Saw You” qui a reçu plusieurs prix de “Best Music Video” . Son deuxième album solo “Will you hate the rest of the world or will you renew your life” et son vidéo-clip “Should you get mad” (Directeur: Arnaud Muller/RNO Pictures qui a aussi travaillé avec le groupe U2) ont reçu encore plus d’articles de presse, prix, passages en radio et placements dans films, documentaiRes et à la télévision (feuilletons sur Lifetime TV, MTV, aussi présentée dans le documentaire “Rendez-vous d’Amérique” sur TV5MONDE, ect…), exaltant ses fans en concert ou sur les sites de réseautage social.
En étant introspective et en se confiant par l’intermédiaire de ses créations, elle est consciente de la force qui existe dans la vulnérabilité et elle partage son évolution en tant qu’individu et musicienne.
Pour ce troisième album solo “Beautiful Sun”, cette auteur-compositeur-interprète a invité le guitariste/bassiste Askold Buk (Abc, MTV) pour les guitares et la basse, et les joueurs de violoncelle the Wandering Cellist et Christopher Marion (Bill Evans, CBS Orchestra) à suivre ses directions dans ce voyage sonique sur lequel elle ambarque les auditeurs. Le mix de Marc Urselli (Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Joss Stone) et le mastering de Roman Vail (JLM Mastering; Moby, The Black Crowes, Sinnead O’Connor) mettent en valeur la grâce et le style des compositions de LiLi et les font briller aussi fort que le soleil dont elle chante.

 

LiLi has been a Featured Guest on CABLE TV SHOWS and Radio Stations (CBS Radio, ect…) for INTERVIEWS and PERFORMANCES, also was included in documentary “Rendez-vous d’Amerique” on French international channel TV5MONDE: See the Tour section for details, and Videos section for some clips.

 

SONGS PLACED IN FILMS OR TV:
- “Blues Alone” (Instrumental) in short documentary “Clifton Suspension Bridge” Dir. Steven Harris July 2013
- “Blues Alone” Featured on LifeTime TV Networks Dance Moms Season 3 Episode 14 (Watch your back, Mack!), Song used for the “Return to Grace” Group dance routine, Original air date on Lifetime 04/02/13
- “Come and hear my story” on TLC (The Learning Channel/Discovery Network) “Sisterhood”, season 1 episode 4 and episode 6, Original air date January 2013
- “Come and Hear My Story” on MTV News Canada
- “Keep This For You” Featured on LifeTime TV Networks Dance Moms Season 2: Episode 17 (Maddie has a secret), Song used for “The Huntress” dance routine, Hunger Games inspired – Original air date on Lifetime 06/25/12
- “Blues Alone” for Fast Company’s “The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012″: Yael Cohen “Let’s F. Cancer”- credited “Music by LiLi Roquelin”
- “Renew” on “Relaciones Peligrosas” 06/11/12 episode 099 “Vivir el amor” (Telemundo)
- “Renew” Featured on LifeTime TV Networks Dance Moms Season 1: Episode 9 (From Ballerinas to Showgirls) LiLi Roquelin’s song “Renew” was used for the “Sinful” dance routine- Original air date on Lifetime: 09/07/11
- “I Saw You” in the soundtrack of Matchstick Productions’ movie: Attack of La Niña (2011/2012)
- “Blues Alone” in short documentary “One Million Bones”
- “Dare” in “How to run-barefoot” for best-selling authors “Runbare” (2012)
- “Blues Alone” in short Documentary “Gateshead’s people” (2012)
- “I Saw You”, “Dare”, “Dare – Instrumental”: featured on “Straight Faced” (Dir. Colin Carlton, 2008)

 

SOME OF THE RADIO STATIONS that play and/or have played LiLi Roquelin’s music:

WUTC (88.1FM Chattanooga, TN), HGRNJ (World), WXLVRADIO (90.3FM Bethlehem/Allentown,PA),
KAXE (91.7FM Grand Rapids, 89.9FM Brainerd, 105.3FM Bemidji MN), KVNF (Western CO), KRVM (91.9FM Eugene, OR),
KDNK (88.1FM, 88.3FM, 88.5FM, 94.9FM, 93.5FM, 94.7FM Carbondale, CO), WXPR (91.7FMRhinelander, WI), KDEC (100.5FM Decorah, IA),
WSTB (88.9FM Akron-Cleveland OH), Radio 92.3 (CBS Radio, 92.3FM, Greater Northeast OH), 87.7 Cleveland’s Sound, 90.7 WXIN-FM (Providence RI),
Wildman Steve Radio (World), The Mothpod (World), Underground City Show/Radio Quartz (93.9FM, Belgium Europe), Radio Crystal Blue (World),
WWUH (91.3FM, West Hartford CT), Radio Adelaide (Digital and 101.5 FM, Australia, World), Radio ZD83 (Saint-Tropez France, World), Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio (World), RealVision Radio (World), Sud Var Radio (Cavalaire France, World), La Radio Des Radios (Switzerland, World), WEFT (90.1FM, Champaign, Illinois).

–> “If you hear me on a radio that is not listed, if you want to hear my music on your favorite radio station or if you know a DJ, please use the contact link to send a message so it can be added! THANK YOU!”

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