The package, conceived and self-produced by Bentley, consists of a concept album, film and storybook with beautifully written music – all working cohesively to weave a somber, yet hope-filled tale about a lonely king; Trillium, the young heroine trapped in a tower; an evil queen; and a promise of freedom.
According to Bentley, the website is a perfect backdrop for the musical suite and fans will only find it there so they can appreciate the experience no other music retailer could provide. The site also features the “Once Upon A Time” trailer, tour dates, travel journal, and music samples from the album.
“I’m extremely proud of what ‘Once Upon A Time’ has become,” said Bentley, who has embraced Trillium Vein as her onstage persona. “This book is an embodiment of music and is based in a world not destined for the typical happily ever after – an ending common and expected in so many stories. In my version, good does not defeat evil; they remain in constant battle. And while the heroine wishes for her freedom she feels genuine compassion for her captor whom is plagued by loneliness.”
Bentley – the modern embodiment of a renaissance woman – is a self-taught pianist and performer who has immersed herself in film and television for more than a decade. For “Once Upon a Time,” she recorded live piano and vocals mixed with orchestration.
Her debut album is being self-produced under her record label Peel Records. Bentley began self producing, directing and writing Trillium Vein’s “Once Upon A Time” in the spring of 2012 through her entertainment company NPB ENTERTAINMENT GROUP.
ABOUT NATALIE PAIGE BENTLEY
A Malvern, Pennsylvania native, Bentley created Trillium Vein three years ago and has since directed and produced music videos for two of her singles. The first, “Smoke & Mirrors,” was released in 2010 and has streamed on multiple web outlets including Jannus Live Music Channel and Women of Substance Radio on the Live 365 Network. A year later, “Red Pens (Mace)” came out and is now on rotation on MTV2, MTV, MTVHive and fuse.tv. Both videos have had more than 100,000 views on YouTube.
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