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Penelope Antena // James & June LP

Penelope Antena // James & June LP

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This is a record released by French/Belgian singer-songwriter Penelope Antena in September 2023 from the ambient-pop label Youngbloods in New York, USA.

Contains 11 adult leftfield R&B to bedroom pop songs. Comes with DL code.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Youngbloods releases available at Tobira. 

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12 "black vinyl. 

Youngbloods:

"Franco-Belgian singer, songwriter, and producer Penelope Antena presents James & June, her third-full length album in collaboration with Brooklyn-based record label Youngbloods and Parisian imprint Parapente Music, set for release on September 19th, 2023. Accessing the joy of newfound love, Penelope explores romance, intimacy, and the safety of partnership across eleven piano-driven compositions. James & June stands as Penelope's most personal work to date, calling on her shapeshifting, multidimensional production stylings to mold a collection of soulful hymns and warm electroacoustic musings.

Penelope's previous solo releases, Antelope (KowTow Records, 2019) and Beamorose (Youngbloods, 2021), displayed her artistry beyond the shadow of her creative legacy, underlining her unique interest in experimentation and propelling her family's musical tradition into a modern era. The granddaughter of pianist and jazz-rock pioneer Marc Moulin (Placebo, Telex) and daughter of electro-samba icon Isabelle Powaga (Antena), Penelope's musicianship was deeply influenced by loved ones as they encouraged her to practice her craft and stand out from her peers.

Antelope, an album almost entirely composed in solitude, saw mutated instrumentation bound to twisting vocal melodies - her singing breaching the surface tension of her synthesized compositions to reach soaring heights. In contrast, Beamorose presented a more luminous and collaborative side to Penelope's song creation, drawing on gospel, folk, and Americana sensibilities. The widening of Penelope's sonic palette enabled an authority to command a range of voices while putting her own perspective front and center; her expression reached the listener in ways that were increasingly pure and polychromatic. In turn , Penelope's output was heralded internationally by the likes of NPR, Rolling Stone France, and Atwood Magazine, who praised her music for its adventurousness and vulnerability.

James & June synchronizes the introspection and range of musical influence in Penelope's previous records while offering a newfound simplicity in its composition. Biographically, this record is about falling in love; it follows Penelope processing the feelings of excitement, hopes, dreams, insecurities, and goals that come with being head over heels as an adult with an already full life. Penelope looks to explore a newly discovered corner of her life, searching for answers by collecting the butterflies in her stomach and bringing them into focus - a tender bullseye in the scope of her eighty-eight keyed weapon of creation.

Whether through the implicitness of her songwriting or the explicitness of her lyrics, there is a clarity in Penelope's work that suggests a new phase of her personal and artistic growth; one that rings true to herself, while making room for others to join her in creating harmony. More simply put, love is a most powerful muse."

Artist: Penelope Antena

Label: Youngbloods

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This is a record released by French/Belgian singer-songwriter Penelope Antena in September 2023 from the ambient-pop label Youngbloods in New York, USA.

Contains 11 adult leftfield R&B to bedroom pop songs. Comes with DL code.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Youngbloods releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

12 "black vinyl. 

Youngbloods:

"Franco-Belgian singer, songwriter, and producer Penelope Antena presents James & June, her third-full length album in collaboration with Brooklyn-based record label Youngbloods and Parisian imprint Parapente Music, set for release on September 19th, 2023. Accessing the joy of newfound love, Penelope explores romance, intimacy, and the safety of partnership across eleven piano-driven compositions. James & June stands as Penelope's most personal work to date, calling on her shapeshifting, multidimensional production stylings to mold a collection of soulful hymns and warm electroacoustic musings.

Penelope's previous solo releases, Antelope (KowTow Records, 2019) and Beamorose (Youngbloods, 2021), displayed her artistry beyond the shadow of her creative legacy, underlining her unique interest in experimentation and propelling her family's musical tradition into a modern era. The granddaughter of pianist and jazz-rock pioneer Marc Moulin (Placebo, Telex) and daughter of electro-samba icon Isabelle Powaga (Antena), Penelope's musicianship was deeply influenced by loved ones as they encouraged her to practice her craft and stand out from her peers.

Antelope, an album almost entirely composed in solitude, saw mutated instrumentation bound to twisting vocal melodies - her singing breaching the surface tension of her synthesized compositions to reach soaring heights. In contrast, Beamorose presented a more luminous and collaborative side to Penelope's song creation, drawing on gospel, folk, and Americana sensibilities. The widening of Penelope's sonic palette enabled an authority to command a range of voices while putting her own perspective front and center; her expression reached the listener in ways that were increasingly pure and polychromatic. In turn , Penelope's output was heralded internationally by the likes of NPR, Rolling Stone France, and Atwood Magazine, who praised her music for its adventurousness and vulnerability.

James & June synchronizes the introspection and range of musical influence in Penelope's previous records while offering a newfound simplicity in its composition. Biographically, this record is about falling in love; it follows Penelope processing the feelings of excitement, hopes, dreams, insecurities, and goals that come with being head over heels as an adult with an already full life. Penelope looks to explore a newly discovered corner of her life, searching for answers by collecting the butterflies in her stomach and bringing them into focus - a tender bullseye in the scope of her eighty-eight keyed weapon of creation.

Whether through the implicitness of her songwriting or the explicitness of her lyrics, there is a clarity in Penelope's work that suggests a new phase of her personal and artistic growth; one that rings true to herself, while making room for others to join her in creating harmony. More simply put, love is a most powerful muse."

Artist: Penelope Antena

Label: Youngbloods