onsdag 17 maj 2017
Age 16,she took part in the fifth season of The Voice Belgium, under her real name Ellie Delvaux, and was selected by French pop act Cats On Trees.
She went all the way to the semifinals, and was praised for her touching performances and atypical timbre. After the show ended, she was contacted by Pierre Dumoulin (from the band Roscoe) who offered to try and write some demos for her. They immediately clicked, and after a few writing sessions, they were ready to premier the tracks for Pierre’s record company [PIAS]. Subsequently, Belgian national radio-television RTBF fell head over heels for one of the songs, and proposed she enter the Eurovision song contest. This year, Blanche represented Belgium in Kiev during the 62nd Eurovision song contest with the song City Lights, while at the same time writing and recording her debut EP.
Watch the official video for City Lights.
More amazing? They’ve done this all on their own. No pop svengali overseeing their work. No studio musicians filling in the blanks. No Max Martin co-write. AJR may, in fact, be the first indie, DIY pop group from New York to make a splash. They’re certainly the only group that’s done while writing, recording and producing all their own songs in their Chelsea living room.
Watch the official video for Weak, from the new album The Click, out June 9th.
tisdag 16 maj 2017
-Honoured to have NewRetroWave debut my new song End Of Summer (yes I'm fully aware it's only May lol) I started writing this song last year after I saw a Tom Cruise movie called Risky Business and heard the amazing and hypnotic Tangerine Dream soundtrack. End Of Summer is about that moment we've all had when you realise a relationship you're in is over and you don't know what to do because you're caught between the way you want things to be and the way they really are.
I called upon a couple of super talented friends of mine to help make what I did sound way better. Mixing/production as well as some beautiful guitar by John Kunkel from The New Division. Also James Meays from Missing Words put some killer synth lead parts on this too.
måndag 15 maj 2017
The chorus is probably the most lyrically simplistic thing on this EP, but I felt it captures exactly what we all feel when we're ready to move on. I didn't want to get caught up in writing long winded metaphors when a simple "this is the end" says more than enough. In this case, I didn't want to say it, I wanted to sing it, and I want everybody else to sing it. It summarises all of the stories we’ve tried to tell and drives home the message we wanted to convey with this EP.
Watch the official video for Falling Out here.