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Emerging artist Sébastien Parentin steps into the limelight with an unmistakable aura of determination and musical prowess. His talents have landed him various achievements and well- deserved notability: the last three years, he was placed in the top five for Songwriter Universe "Best Song of the Month" contest, selected as semi-finalist in the great 2012 Unsigned Only Music Competition, and finalist in Artist Forum international music competition as well as in the 18th Billboard song contest, in 2010, the year when the DIY artist published his first materials.
Although graced with impeccable musical techniques, the singer-songwriter is not without a unique touch; Sébastien makes use of captivating swells and navigates through many layers of melody and harmony to communicate with his listeners. Sébastien's vocal work also resonates a calmness: it's controlled, cathartic, but most importantly, it complements the musical arrangements. His latest singles traces familiar musical structures with a technical hand to paint exhilarating atmospheric tracks, with a piano-driven tapestry and stylistic echoes to Coldplay's earlier works, Keane, and Matthew Bellamy's (Muse) progressive compositions.
Now, let's go back to the past...
Several years before, Sébastien studied classical music for ten years. While he was still a child, his musical technique was already noticed in a "young soloist" interschool competition. This unexpected first-ever award greatly strengthened his desire to keep playing and learning. Once his leaving certificate in music theory under his belt, Sébastien finally chose to broaden his horizons to modern styles: jazz, and piano rock, while continuing to follow a scientific education.
In college, Sébastien created a rock band with three school friends. Whereas he had no particular musical expectations yet, this was a transition time for him as an artist: his first concerts, his first public feedback, but beyond everything, his first shared songwriting experience, which sounded like a revelation, truly rewarding. Enriched by this experience, he felt the need to write his own self-inspired songs, in a radically different atmosphere. Since then, with perseverance, passion, and lots of self-questioning, Sébastien has been dedicating his whole free time to write, arrange, and mix songs with the help of some virtual instruments. So far, Sébastien is working everything on his own, with only a laptop and keyboard as home studio. Now, it's time to go one step further.