Last month we took a trip to Los Angeles, California and whilst having lunch poolside at the Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood (Asia De Cuba FTW by the way), we were introduced to the music of this beautiful new talent by the name of Danielle Parente and HAD to share it with you guys.
Currently doing her rounds on the New York City live circuit, the fresh faced talent who studied Fine Arts in Upstate New York, before changing lanes and studying audio engineering and production at the Institute of Audio Research in Manhattan, is capturing the attention of not only a smitten growing fanbase but some of the most influential industry movers and shakers.
The Brooklyn based singer songwriter, who cites the likes of Sade, Sia, Lauryn Hill, Bjork, Radiohead, Fiona Apple and Imogen Heap as some of her influences, not only caught our attention with the stunning visuals (directed by Tommaso Cardile) for her Nina Simone “Feeling Good” channeling single and LP title track “The Way That I Feel”, but blew us away with her soulful yet sultry vocals and hypnotic melodies accentuated by the powerful musical soundbed.
Another highlight from her independently released album, which is an excellent blend of electronic, soul, blues, soft rock and jazz influences, is the chimerical “Cellophane Dreams” with it’s perfectly building soundbed accented by Ms Parente’s soothing vocals topped off with a stunning accompanying video.
Trust me when I say this young lady is set for huge things in the near future. Stay locked for a lot more from Danielle Parente on SoulCulture very soon and if you like what you heard/watched make sure you hit iTunes and catch up with her progress online below.
Buy: Danielle Parente – The Way That I Feel – iTunes