Apryll Aileen Offers “River” for Christmas
Submitted by Sandy Graham
When Apryll Aileen first heard “River”, she had never experienced the California sun. A week after last Christmas, Aileen got in her car and drove 7000 km’s from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Los Angeles California, stopping to play in cities such as New York, Savannah, Georgia & New Orleans.
Although leaving behind a budding new romance, Aileen stuck to her goals of making music & pursuing her dream in California. After spending several months in Los Angeles, Aileen was truly able to relate to Joni Mitchell’s song “River” - this was the first time she hadn’t spent the winter months at home on the East Coast of Canada, where she could easily have a river to skate away on.
“We artists can be a complicated mess,” Aileen states. “I heard “River” again with a new perspective because this time it was about me. I connected with her story in a new way, having gone through the same experience. It has become my favorite Christmas song.”
New Brunswick Singer Songwriter Apryll Aileen combines smooth, sultry vocals with her classically trained piano background captivating her audience with beautiful melody, soulful passion & enchanting and engaging lyrics. Compared to the likes of Regina Spektor, Tori Amos & Norah Jones, Aileen dabbles between soulful pop, jazz & blues while sharing stories about her free spirited serendipitous road trips.
Aileen’s debut release “Savannah Soul” is set for release in North America on November 25, 2016 with a concurrent release in the United Kingdom through UK Distributor Horus Music after a successful showcase in Cannes, France at MIDEM earlier in 2016. The album was produced by Kenny Munshaw (Justin Bieber, the Tenors) between Savannah, Georgia & Toronto, Ontario. Her debut single “Hey Sugar” launched in advance of the record has received national airplay in Canada.
In a few short years of working as a professional artist, Aileen has performed at venues such as the award winning Carleton Music Bar & Grill (Halifax, NS), The Bitter End (New York), Bar Lubitsch (West Hollywood) & The Neutral Ground (New Orleans) as well as numerous industry showcases.
Aileen has also experienced success with multiple (6) sync placements over the past year and a half including The Next Step (Family Channel/BBC Worldwide/Netflix), Lost & Found Music Studios (Family Channel/BBC Worldwide/Netflix) and the title track to the multiple award-winning film “Butterflies” by Emmy Award Winning Director Cayman Grant. She has also had the opportunity to co-write with other songwriters such as Yogi Lonich (Buckcherry/Wallflowers) and with Leeza Miller aka “Little Lisa” (Motown Records).
Aileen is currently in preproduction for her sophomore release with multiple Grammy award winning Los Angeles based producer Joel Numa (Madonna, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell, Fergie, J-Lo, Nelly Furtado). She just returned to Canada after an exclusive UK Album release of "Savannah Soul" and a tour of Wales and England.
For further information visit http://www.apryllaileen.com/bio