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29th May 2014 through 04th June 2014
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Céline Schmink : “Paris-Memphis”, new LP
French singer-songwriter Céline SCHMINK makes an unexpected move into the southern Americana style with her second album, Paris-Memphis, The new venture follows her debut record, 'La ballade d’Anissa' (electro pop) launched in 2013. Celine is better known in Europe for her choreographical work and as the founder of the Primitive Approach Gesture Method, a system mixing movement, dance and voice to assist artists wanting to increase their creativity and public presence. The last five years has been full on for her - teaching dance methods, singing professionally, composing for many singers and being a film producer as well as an active member of the French collecting society Societe des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de musique (SACEM).
Paris-Memphis signals the evolution of Celine as an artist, and her ability to work with international major artists, such as Studio Pros Los Angeles and talented French rock producer Emilie Credaro. The album provides an authentic listening experience: pop folk filled with a bluesy touch. Her new sound also features retro rock, folk, country, blues’ influences. This is no surprise considering that Céline is a big fan of Chris Isaak, Lisa Marie Presley and French rock singer Daniel Darc.
Retro rock and bluesy ballads
To celebrate 23 years of an artistic career, Celine turned to the USA with new musicians and new staff to help produce her latest album! Set to be launched on June 14, Paris-Memphis> shows us how individual Celine is, regardless of her influences. Bluesy compositions, retro rock songs, pop-folk ballads, nostalgic and haunting, bass and emotional voice-print ... On the cover of this album, she appears lifeless in an arid landscape, stretched over huge rocks ... A raw and passionate picture, stripped of artifice as her artistic life: intense, strong, looking for the essential. When listening to Paris-Memphis, you are struck by the craving for a solitary journey along the legendary Route 66. (not sure what you want to say here). And this sensation of flying to distant lands to her unformatted music is quite nice ... The first track “Bêtes d’orage” is the only one to contain electro notes and is also a great rock track with an incredible oriental guitar bridge. This song buzzed in France while starring great humoristic actor Jean Masini, seen in many French TV shows.
Southern Americana genre
Céline have released several titles in preview (" Miss Molly " in September, " Your breath " in December and " Bêtes d’orage" in April) and ensured their promotion. The idea for an album started from an encounter with Studio PROS Los Angeles producers, and then with guitarist Emilie Credaro (7em Records), the “must work with” famous rock collaborator on Paris. The trio offers a good folk-rock album with blues accents and very light country shades. Schmink displays an unpretentious sense of composition, simple and touching and emotional interpretation halfway between fragility and internal revolt. Around her bass and unique voiceprint emerge vintage snapshots: romantic heartbreak, loves fallen, Goldwing riding under a blazing sun, pilgrimages to Graceland, lost rockers... Producer, Emilie CREDARO endeavored to develop a minimalist " Southern” ambiance. In her songs, Céline Schmink speaks in the language of Rimbaud or Shakespeare, his personal experiences, without false modesty. Paris - Memphis strikes a note of homecoming, for her who spent part of his youth wandering the USA call. A southern soul, a French voice and a dancer career, what else? Paris-Memphis is a personal tribute to the mid-Fifties music. Céline’s tracks succeed through skillful arrangements. Her vibrant recordings (mostly from Los Angeles Studio Pros) and some remarkable emotional vocal performance based on bluesy modulations.
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Where are you from?
I was born near Paris, France and I actually live in Champagne area. I travelled in the USA a lot when I was young and I have also spent many months in Athens, Greece.
How, when and why did you discover music ?
I came to music very young, my father being an Elvis fan and my mother singing in a folk girls band when she was younger. I’ve been dancing since I was 5 years old, so I have a special connection to rhythm and music. I have also played the piano and the auto-harp from quite a young age. When I was 12 years old I started to compose my own music. I was full of hope and was already sending my demos to Sony! I was very naive!
Last year I wrote and recorded the song “Miss Molly” based on music she composed at 12. Of course I’ve made a lot of changes, but the general melody is the same. At the age of 18 I went to Sorbonne University to study Arts and dance. I started to write music pieces for my dance solos, then I wrote for others singers. I have written songs for a number of singers over the past five years.
In 2012, I decided to sing my songs myself. I went back to music school for a year to improve my singing and then produced a debut record showcasing three of my songs. Titled La ballade d’Anissa was about a cabaret dancer’s life and romantic heartbreaks. It was a very Parisienne affair and sounded more electro-pop. The record received good reviews in the national press and was launched in Paris, Perth in Western Australia, Athens and Charlotte in the USA.
The French magazine Keyboard KRwrote a review presenting me as a “complete artist” with singing, composing, writing and dancing, which resulted in being invited to sing at numerous concerts and festivals. I had dance performance experience since I was a child, but singing on stage was a new experience. I came to realize how much I loved folk and retro rock’n’roll, and being on stage. I was excited by singing and dancing on stage and had to keep pushing my boundaries, so I took a year away from dancing and writing work to produce Paris-Memphis. I wanted it to sound like a crooner’s LP - in a feminine way, of course!
Paris-Memphis will be launched on June 14 in the famous bar “Polly Maggoo” in Saint-Michel, the place where the sixties cult film was set.
Why should people know about your music?
My music is all about life and senses. I write and sing about love, feelings, relationship and American places I love like Route 66, Graceland or New Orleans. I want it to be an emotional road trip through huge wildscapes and make people happy! My lyrics are filled with introspection, but in an easy way.
I work with Studio Pros, LA, which allows me to achieve the Americana bluesy touch I like, even with French lyrics. I’d like English artists to know I’m open to collaborations, as I did with the Californian singer Chris’M singing one of my duets (« Les yeux froids »). It was a great experience to have him sing it in French when he doesn’t speak the language!
What’s coming next for you?
I have a very busy few months coming up.
After the exciting Paris-Memphis’ launch on June 14th in Paris, I will be singing in my own town of Montmireil on June 21st for an exclusive showcase in Champagne. On July 12th I open the Corrobert’s Rock and Blues Festival, still in Champagne with the famous rockband 'Black Prints' and rock musician Emilie Credaro. Then I’ll be busy promoting Paris-Memphis in Belgium and the south of France during summer.I love England, it is my favourite country with USA. I would like to join English bands on their tours as the support act.
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