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CyLeW / Bio

"A taste for the dark but beautiful. A voice that will not leave indifferent, striking and penetrating the pores. This deep and haunting chemistry created by the lyrics to the melodies, mixed and fixed in melancholia bears each song with it's own life and identity that will echo in the listeners ear. CyLeW's music is a window into emotions, a passage through the grim an ugly, the sad but attractive."

French songstress, born in Paris raised in California. Cylew has been in music for some time now. Started out in school choir and classical piano to the depths of rock .
Started her first gigs as a singer-songwriter at 17 years old. She formed several bands and toured and released EPs.
It is in 2005 she decides to take her project solo and adopts her pseudo Cylew.
She self-released a first LP in late 2008 "Not so sleeping, not so Beauty". An raw and dark album composed of 10 songs.
She toured this album and had a few collaborations, some of which Scylah and a feature on Zedekiah Schild.
Two tracks from the album were chosen by RockBand 2 and 3 and feature in the game.
Before the new album was released a dustup version of Need your Touch was released on the internet, (Youthman_Mowgly Remix) by Under Pressure Records: Label: Under Pressure Records.

As she toured and traveled she was working on the next and present LP released December 2012 "Black Lace Prophecy".
Both albums recorded, mixed and produced in Paris by Arnaud Bascuñana (M, Deportivo, Neil's Children, Rhesus…) under Ten Day Records.
The video for the first album shot in Salton Sea California and directed by Sebastien Chort (Dreamworks, Blur Studio, The Mill). The atmosphere reigning throughout the video somewhere between Mad Max and David Lynch.

This new album is a 13 song concept album revolving around a sci-fi novel included in the album booklet of a post-apocalyptical tale like a Hollywood road movie thoughout the desert roads.

Rock des profondeurs. Mystérieuse pour certains, ténébreuse pour d'autres, Cylew se situe entre les deux rives du rock US chaleureux, et la Cold wave anglaise, aux sonorités teintées d'électro et de grosses guitares.
Son nouvel album "Black Lace Prophecy", est un savant mélange des origines diverses de cette artiste franco-américaine unique et difficilement classable dans les tendances actuelles, tout en s'y fondant facilement. De Los Angeles a Paris, la musique de Cylew reste très marquée par sa longue expatriation Californienne. Aujourd'hui elle navigue entre les deux pays et nous invite à un vrai voyage musical entre les deux continents.

"Black Lace Prophecy", sort 4 ans après le premier opus de Cylew "Not so Sleeping, not so Beauty", et marque la seconde collaboration de l'artiste avec le producteur/réalisateur Arnaud Bascuñana, qui a travaillé, notamment, avec le chanteurs M, et les groupes Deportivo, Luke, No One Is Innocent…

La production lechée de ce nouvel album "concept" marque un retour réussi, et les treize titres se suivent tout en finesse sur fond de science-fiction post-apocalyptique aux inspirations Hollywoodiennes. A l'inverse du premier opus au rock très brut et introverti, Cylew nous marque là par son ouverture et positivisme subtil. Sa voix suave et sa plume aiguisée nous transportent comme un road-trip a travers les routes désertiques. Le clip "Survivor" tourné dans le désert Californien, aux abords de l'incroyable ville abandonnée de Salton Sea, est la parfaite illustration de son univers entre Mad Max et David Lynch..

Cylew ne laissera quiconque de glace, c'est une certitude. Force et douceur sont de mise dans une hypnotique poésie musicale.

General Info

Artist Name
CyLeW
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/cylew
Genres
Rock

Contact Info

Location
Paris, FR

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