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.
A new music video for "Thank You" was premiered and can now be viewed in HD on Youtube. The video was directed by Arnaud Muller, who has worked with U2.
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. Some notable songs are "Blues Alone", "Keep This For You", "Renew", "I Saw You", "Should You Get Mad", "Sally's Song" (French).
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.