"Will you hate the rest of the world or will you renew your life?" asks singer-songwriter-producer LiLi Roquelin on the cover of her brand new album.
This question is just as tender as it is thought-provoking and it can reflect how her music blends delicateness with a touch of darkness. These catchy songs are graced by her crystalline vocals which give a strong, focused presence that haunt her piano-based progressive electronic sound. As we are invited in by the addictive melodies and piano rhythms from the first track "Come and hear my story", it is quite difficult to resist to the charm of this endearing French import from a small town on the Riviera who came to the US to pursue her music career. Other pieces in this thoughtful collection reveal her gift for conveying emotional truth and artful songs, like the down-tempo strings-orchestrated "Give you my love" and a French cover of Danny Elfman's “Sally's Song” ("Nightmare before Christmas" soundtrack). This full-length album is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed fan-funded EP, released just over a year ago and recipient of two best music video awards. With her musical talent and dazzling presence, Ms Roquelin definitely knows how to strike the iron while it's hot and launches her new record with a breathtaking new music video for "Should you get mad".
A must hear... and see.