Behind the name evoking cinematic thoughts, is a female singer, songwriter and self-taught producer who delivers electronic lunar and ethereal pop music. A laboratory of sound wherein synthesizer, piano, megaphone, looper and controller coexist. Between the vocal works of Laurie Anderson and the cinematic universe of Lana Del Rey, DeLaurentis’ influences are nurtured by Ryuichi Sakamoto’s and Jóhann Jóhannsson’s film scores, Brian Eno’s synths, as well as Max Richter’s work.
In an electronica pop cinematic style, DeLaurentis’ music is a mixture of organic sounds, sound design and electronic textures. Her songs are built up like a screenplay, with introduction, exposition, developments, climax, and ending. For each song, her goal is to portray the main character through the use of her vocals as the central instrument.
In February 2018, her new single “A Big Part Of A Big Sun” was used almost in full in a key scene of one of the episode of famous TV show How To Get Away With Murder, produced by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal…) and broadcasted on ABC. This great placement led the artist to premiere with them the video for this single, in an original and unprecedented way: this wednesday March 28th at 10 a.m Los Angeles time, the video, featured in a dedicated article on ABC Music Lounge site, was premiered to the world through dedicated posts on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of How To Get Away With Murder (respectively followed by more than 2,5M and more than 900K persons), sharing this feature with their communities and giving a great exposure to this talented French artist.
For this awesome video, DeLaurentis decided to work with directors AB/CD/CD (Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, Yves Saint Laurent…), convinced by their originality and stylistic work. The collaboration with these two directors flourished into a surprising and unexpected audiovisual work of art, painting the way to a cinematic experience reflecting the intense emotions exuding from the song.
This artistic endeavor led the music video “A Big Part Of A Big Sun” to becoming a short film. The audience is plundged into an off-beat scenario, a mise en abyme where surrealism and 1980s science fiction meet, and one can even hear a far-off re-interpreted line from the John Carpenter movie They Live.
Lost in this world between fiction and the absurd, where all the norms of our own reality are questioned, we ask ourselves: Are we the subject of this film? Do the heroes of movies truly die? What character do we identify with? What is our relationship to the other person and to difference?
This new single is taken from DeLaurentis’ upcoming EP, Big Part Of A Big Sun, to be released on April 13th.