Lake Folks - Astronaut

Lake Folks – Astronaut

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Folks - Astronaut

Lake Folks – Astronaut

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME:  Lake Folks

 

SONG TITLE:  Astronaut

 

ALBUM TITLE: Someone Else’s Dreams

 

RELEASE DATE: 2019

 

GENRE: Folk

 

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State your reason for choosing music as a career. 

I have tried other things before. Actually, I have a Master in Public international Law, and I have done a few law-related internships.

 

But to be fair, I have always wanted to do music, and I guess none of the other things I’ve done have made me as happy.

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

It really varies. I don’t really have a process. It usually comes when inspiration comes.

 

I always have the music ready before the lyrics, so sometimes I do struggle and try to push myself to write these missing lyrics, but it doesn’t seem to work well that way for me.

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Lake Folks presents to you his new single ‘Astronaut’ that was released on February 26th 2019 (music video coming out) …

 

The song talks about an imaginary love story between the author and an astronaut.

 

The music keeps the light atmosphere set by the lyrics and brings spring to the steps of its listeners with its upbeat and light-hearted atmosphere. A warm feel emanates from the acoustic arrangements and softly sung lyrics. A feel good moment!

 

Lake Folks is an indie-folk artist from France, whose music varies between delicate guitar-voice folk to some more Americana-flavoured pieces.

 

You may find through his music accents of Ben Howard, Bob Dylan, Villagers or Mumford and Sons.

 

Lake Folks started as a solo project with the release of his first EP in July 2017.

 

His single ‘The Old Man and the Lake’ was well received on social media and music blogs, notably branded as the ‘new folk gem’ by LesInrocks TV. It allowed Lake Folks to tour in France and abroad, placing him in the Top 100 of the prestigious French music contest Tremplin Ricard S.A Live Music, and allowing him to receive a grant from the French PRS (SACEM) for his EP.

 

After this, Lake Folks decided to move to London in 2018 to broaden his musical horizon.

 

After a few months of settling in the London music scene, he got back to studio with a full band this time to record his second EP ‘Someone else’s dreams’ that will be released in March 2019.

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

Currently, I’m living in London, and I work in small coffee shop as barista part-time and as a French private tutor.

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Discuss your music career.

Well I started music a long time ago, when I was around 5, by playing the piano.

 

Later on, I decided to learn the guitar and really started singing when we started a band with a few friends at high school called “C.O.D.E.”, with whom I released my first ever EP.

 

But Lake Folks really started as I was living abroad, without my musician friends, and that I had no other choice than to compose and write music by myself.

 

When I decided I wanted to focus on music and put aside what I had studied for, I came back to my parents to record and release my first EP in July 2017.

 

My main title ‘The Old Man and the Lake’ was well received on social media and music blogs, notably branded as the ‘new folk gem’ by LesInrocks TV.

 

But then after some time, I realized that, being in the countryside, it would be hard for me to get much further, which is why I decided to move to London to meet more musicians and have more opportunities.

 

All the encounters I had since I came to London in February 2018, about a year ago, led to this new EP I’m currently releasing.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

I come from the French Alps, and in my region there are quite a few big and beautiful lakes, including in my home town (the ‘lac du Bourget’). This type of landscape has always been very inspiring, so this is why I thought it would make sense to include it in my stage name. It’s also a pun with ‘folk’ as I’m playing folk music. But yes it comes from me literally being a person from the lake.

 

Regarding the ‘s’ to Folks, I had it because when I started it, I thought it was going to become a band project as soon as I would go back home. It didn’t happen and I have been ‘Lake Folks’ whilst being alone for a long time.

 

But now it’s making sense again as I’m going to be performing with a band most of the time with the new EP being recorded that way.

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List your five favourite music videos with reasons.

Lotus Flower by Radiohead: Just really beautiful, with Thom Yorke crazy dancing – which seems to fit so well with his personality.

 

Kings of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance With You: Love this band, and this video just shows how they don’t take themselves too seriously, which the exact same feeling as when you see them perform live.

 

Runnin’ by Naughty Boy: Not really the kind of music I listen to but this performance which was actually shot without after effects is quite amazing.

 

Tilted by Christine and the Queens: I guess I must like dancing in videos. But not only the dancing is really beautiful, but the way it’s shot with the colors is beautiful as well. If you have seen her live, you know that this is only a glimpse of what she can do.

 

All the Pretty Girls – KALEO: I’m a bit of a romantic, and again, escapism and all these hippy naked swimming in lakes, or drinking with your friends around a fire lost in the nature, are all very inspiring images to me. I know it’s a bit of an easy cheesy feel good video, but still like it. I like the colors as well.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

It varies a lot… it can be very personal situations that happen to me and that inspire me to write a song ; it can be some story that I see in the news or in a movie which may inspire me to write my own story about it; it can be traveling, as escapism is definitely an inspiration to me.

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Tell us your experience on dealing with fans.

I don’t currently have a big enough fan base for me to be bothered by any fan. It’s always a pleasure if someone reaches out to me that they like my music. It’s a healthy reminder of what we’re doing this for!

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

Unlike my first EP which was more acoustic, and in which I played most of the instruments, here the process was pretty different.

 

Indeed, we entered the studio as a band and made some ‘live’ recordings of every song, which gives it definitely a different sound!

 

Also, the conditions were more professional than with my first EP where it was quite ‘homemade’ with a friend, whilst here we did it at Mattison Studio which is a great place for any emerging artist in London!

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Tell us your future projects. 

Well, there’s still some work to be done to prepare the release of the single and the EP. And when this is out, I’ll see where this is taking me. I would like to do some touring to promote the EP.

 

Otherwise, keep going, writing new songs, maybe playing with new artists. I may have a collaborative album on which I’ve worked last year coming out at some point as well, so that could be interesting as well!

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List the names of those that have supported you so far. 

Of course, my family, my friends, nothing too original. But I’m sure the people concerned know who they are without me citing their name.

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

I think that everybody has got so used nowadays to hearing only pitch perfect singing on every tune they’re listening to, that this is what has led a lot of people to use it.

 

I can’t really judge people who use it a lot, I mean it’s only one of the many tools that is used to make music nowadays.

 

Most of the instruments you hear are being modified to a certain extent, so why is it more chocking with the voice, I don’t know.

 

But then I’m the kind of person who’s going to listen to artists that may not sing perfectly on pitch (Neil Young, Elliot Smith, etc.) so I think it gives a certain charm to it, and makes it more ‘humane’, a bit more real.

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Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

If you’re referring to how most emerging artists nowadays release singles, I have to say I’m not a big fan of that..

 

I do get the point on how it’s much easier to produce one song at a time, and also it has a strong case in terms of creating more attention.

 

But, maybe I’m a bit old fashion, but I like songs being tied together on an EP or an album. Especially if they were written around the same time, recorded together, it does give a better ‘picture’ of where you were at when making the EP.

 

Also, when it comes to ‘quality’ as mentioned, the fact of releasing only singles makes artist produce only songs that can stand alone, only ‘hit’ songs, which I think is a bit sad because a lot of my favorite songs from other artists aren’t songs that could have been singles, but they make sense as part of the album and are beautiful as such.

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Tell us your viewpoint on comparing music career to non-music career.

Most people say how music career is very challenging, but they also think ‘oh but it’s your passion so it can’t be that hard, you’re basically having fun all the time’ – Which is not really true.

 

Trying to make it as a singer-songwriter (which is a bit different from working as musician in general) is so challenging, it requires a lot of sacrifices, a lot of work, creates so much uncertainty, questioning your choices, your talent, having to get a ‘small job’ alongside, etc.

 

So yes it’s definitely different from my other experiences of being in an office all day.

 

But then I can’t complain about it, because it makes me much happier than being in an office all because it is my passion and what drives me after all.

 

However, I guess music is not the only career where everything I’ve just said is true too.

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Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres. 

I think it makes sense and does not make sense…It makes sense as when you give a name of genre, you can have a rough idea of what you’re going to listen to.

 

But then, there are so many genres and sub-genres nowadays, which are mostly dictated by Spotify playlist and such things I think, that it is very hard to know exactly what they all mean.

 

I have myself a very hard time defining my own music according to genres or sub-genres.

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

I can’t ‘despise’ a genre. I think every genre has its place in the music world.

 

I could say that I don’t like ‘indie’ to be considered a genre because it really doesn’t mean much, but then again, if you say you’re doing ‘indie’ music, people still have a rough idea of how it’s going to be so, I guess I’m wrong..

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List your five favourite movies with reasons.

The Departed by Martin Scorsese: such a great and clever movie with amazing actors!

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson: big fan of Wes Anderson, love the way it’s shot with the colors and symmetry, and obviously the humor found in his movies.

 

O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Coen Brothers: again, big fan of the Coen Brothers and their humour, of the far west atmosphere. Also the music in this movie is amazing.

 

Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski: one of the latest movies I’ve watched. It’s a little black and white gem, in Polish. Not your usual love story, but so touching. Loved it!

 

The Lord of the Rings: a classic. I love just going to the movies and be transported to a different universe like this!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The single that I’ve just release in which will be in my EP is ‘Astronaut’.

 

So the song talks about an imaginary love relationship with an astronaut (Spoiler: this isn’t a true story).

 

I actually wrote this as I was starting to see a girl, and I watched the movie ‘Gravity’; the mix of both has apparently been very inspiring.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.  

The EP is called ‘Someone Else’s Dreams’ which is the title of the last song of the EP, and which reflects how I’m slowly getting used to the fact that it’s okay for me to pursue a career as a musician, and that I can stop trying to follow dreams that society put in my head (having a stable job, earning lots of money, settling, etc.) because they are not my dreams.

 

 

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Jayden + Celine Farach + Matluck - This Time

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Jayden + Celine Farach + Matluck - This Time

Jayden + Celine Farach + Matluck – This Time

 

 

 

 

 

‘This Time’ is a collaboration with Celine Farach young American singer star-to-be in the entertainment world with over 1.2 million followers on Instagram and Matluck, an American singer with a lot of active collaborations with producers such as Nicky Romero, Mike Williams and Dzeko.

 

Jayden is part of the entertainment brand Mates with over 15 million followers across social networks.

 

Jayden represents the thin border between what exists and the impossible, between magic and reality. Through his songs he’ll tell a tale and bring the people who let themselves be guided by him to live an emotional and creative experience.

 

In the first music video Jayden wants to tell about the world of dreams and everything related: who are the best dreamers?

 

Children, who live in a reality where everything is possible and love is something that you feel and express every day, without a real motive and so it becomes unconditional without prejudice towards others and without limits imposed by society.

 

A face you’ll hardly forget and a tale you’ll want to live in first person.

 

Creativity, emotions and a lot of craziness in the adventure of this new player in the dance / pop international music scene.

 

Nobody knows who hides under the Panda but it doesn’t really matter since Jayden represents much more.

 

He presents himself as a showman on social networks accumulating over 250k followers on Instagram in just a few months and 6 million views on YouTube in his 2 presentation videos.

 

He joins the Mates family, an entertainment brand with over 15 million followers across social networks. He’s also known for his crazy videos on Instagram where he shows off his skills and passions.

 

The truth is only one though… music is his life and music will be the way with which he’ll tell his tales. He represents the surreal border between reality and magic. Jayden will guide his audience through a continuous adventure through his songs…

 

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Nia Rene – Caught Up

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Nia Rene – Caught Up

Nia Rene – Caught Up

 

 

 

 

 

17-year-old Nia Rene is a new singer-songwriter. She was born in San Bernardino, California in 2001 and moved to Victorville, California when she was 5.

 

One Sunday morning during church service she and her grandmother watched as the children of the Christmas program all developed stage fright.

 

Nia Rene recognized early on that the show must go on. She stepped up to the mic and sang each song loud and clear that the older children had been practicing for weeks.

 

For that, she received a standing ovation! It wasn’t until she was 13 that her uncle, singer / producer Teflon Vest, took her into the studio for the first time. From that time on he has been taking her into the studio and watching her grow and develop into the talented singer and songwriter that she is today.

 

Just last year Atlantic Records recognized her talent when they had her come in for an audition. She impressed everyone to the point where the A&R Director had to come out of his office to see who was singing. They were so impressed that they invited her to stay an extra day to write and record with one of their talented producers.

 

Nia Rene is now ready for the world. She brings you “Caught Up”, a sexy, sultry song sure to get even the wallflowers off the wall.

 

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NOURI - Favorite Goodbye

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NOURI - Favorite Goodbye

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Emerging pop soul artist NOURI releases her follow up single ‘Favorite Goodbye.’

‘Favorite Goodbye’ is about leaving someone toxic in your life, but always ignoring your brain and going with your heart, and finding a way back to them.

 

Her emotional lyrics combined with her melancholic tone are enough to get you lost in memory with thoughts of your Favorite Goodbye.

 

‘Favorite Goodbye’ is set to make an impact worldwide following the success of her debut single, ‘Where Do We Go From Here,’ which was released end of 2018 and picked up by radio around the world where NOURI climbed in charts such as: #1 Hot 20 Charts, #1 Google Play Music Charts, #2 iTunes Pop Charts and #1 Pop Charts MENA.

 

Syrian born NOURI’s extraordinary story is one of empowerment and inspiration, emerging from her challenging experiences in a Syrian refugee camp to becoming a blossoming music star on the world stage.

 

For NOURI, music is all about personal reflection enduring from her experiences. “I can’t write unless it’s real,” NOURI says about her creative process.

 

Regardless of your music taste, NOURI has a little something for everyone. If you aren’t humming along to her catchy melodies, you will find yourself knee deep on her socials laughing at her infectious personality.

 

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