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GENRE
Genres Vary- Pop, AAA, AC, Dark- see notes on individual songs below

PUBLISHING INFO
- Danielle French has had film and TV placements for her music in shows such as Falcon Beach, Fashion Television, Breaking Amish and the independent film Halloween Party. She is also an award-winning filmmaker herself- she has produced/directed three short films to her songs, which have been broadcast on Bravo! and have screened at film festivals around the world

- Danielle administers the publishing for her music under her own company Scarlett Raven Productions (registered with SOCAN). This group of songs are co-written with a variety of artists during a series of songwriting intensives at the Holiday Music Motel. These songs are co-owned by the writers and Danielle can easily clear the master and synch rights for this material with the respective writers/producers.

- Instrumental Mixes can be made available on request

- The songs are 100% clean (no profanity)

BIO
Danielle French is a nomadic singer/songwriter based out of Calgary, Alberta. Her 4th CD DRIVE is a collection of driving, freedom and heartache songs inspired by my many years spent on the road touring throughout North America (in 2012 and 2013 she toured 6 months of the year, mostly in the United States). DRIVE received radio play on campus, public and CBC radio across Canada and was listed at #5 in the “Best Local Bets of 2012” in the Reno Gazette Journal (DRIVE was recorded in Reno).

In her 15+ years as a recording artist and performer, she has worked with an impressive list of musicians such as Burton Cummings, Matthew Good, and Martin Tielli (Rheostatics), to name a few, who have collaborated with on her albums.

She is currently putting together her first band project to be called Miss Scarlett and the Madmen- consisting of a group of musicians she has been collaborating with at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (http://www.holidaymusicmotel.com/). In 2012, she was invited by pat mAcdonald (Grammy-nominated songwriter, formerly of the band Timbuk3- he wrote “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”) to attend a series of week-long writing intensives where dozens of songwriters of varying genres gather to co-write, perform and record together in the on-site recording studio. The Holiday Music Motel is co-owned in part by pat mAcdonald, Jackson Browne, Steve Hamilton (of Making Sausage Music in Milwaukee, WI) and others, and is a fully operational motel in the heart of downtown Sturgeon Bay.

Danielle French
06/13/2013
Danielle French, Vee Sonnets, Kory Murphy

Story

Co-written by Danielle French, Vee Sonnets, Kory Murphy
Lead Singer: Danielle French
This song was written and recorded at the Holiday Music Motel "Steel Bridge- Construction Zone" songwriting intensive in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin in June 2012 and was released on Steel Bridge Songs Vol. 8 in June 2013.

Genre: Pop/Indie
Mood:
 Upbeat, Happy, Cute, Carefree, Joyful

Lyrics

Across the ocean

Crossing time zones

You can take me

Nowhere fast

 

Backwards forwards

Even sideways

You can take me

Nowhere fast

 

Save your pennies

For a ticket

You can take me

Nowhere fast

 

Don’t you leave me

Where you find me

You can take me

Nowhere fast

  

Over bridges

By land or by sea

You can take me

Nowhere fast

 

Through the forest

Or by the lakeside

You can take me

Nowhere fast

 

We’ll take a race car

Or a jet plane

You can take me

Nowhere fast

 

On a rocket

Or a spaceship

You can take me

Nowhere fast

Danielle French
10/31/2013
Danielle French, Vincent Gates, Andrea Wittgens

Story

Co-written by Danielle French, Vincent Gates, Andrea Wittgens
Lead Singer: Danielle French
This song was written and recorded at the Holiday Music Motel "Dark Songs" songwriting intensive in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin in October 2012 and was released on Dark Songs Vol. 4 in October 2013. 


Genre: AAA, A/C, Folk/Pop
Mood: Moody, Slow, Creepy, Eerie, Dark

Lyrics

Black as this night without you

Black like my lover’s hair

Black like a raven at midnight

Black I can’t find you here
 

Deep like our love undying

Deep like an endless kiss

Deep as an ocean fathom

Deep the parting of your lips

 

Cold as this steel blue morning

Cold as a the church bells tolling

Cold as this truth unfolding

Cold as your skin to my touch

Sweet as I kiss your forehead

Sweet as I whisper softly

Sweet like the tears I cry

As I say the last goodbye

Andrea Wittgens
06/13/2013
Andrea Wittgens, Danielle French, Gregory Roteik, Angelo De Augustine

Story

Co-wrtten by Andrea Wittgens, Danielle French, Gregory Roteik, Angelo De Augustine
Lead Singer: Andrea Wittgens

This song was written and recorded at the Holiday Music Motel "Steel Bridge- Construction Zone" songwriting intensive in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin in June 2012 and was released on Steel Bridge Songs Vol. 8 in June 2013.


Genre: AAA, Pop, A/C
Mood: Reflective, Beautiful, Cinematic

Lyrics

You could take a high speed train
I will take an air balloon
You could take a cross-town bus
And meet me half way
  
Make pact to make amends
We’ll make the bed we lie in
We’ll make it all up as we go
Take it easy, take it slow
 
You say you’ve got a happy place
Well where’s that at? Where’s that at?
You say you’ve got a dream to chase
Imagine that, imagine that
Chorus:
You, you take the high road
I’ll take the bridge
You, you take the high road
I’ll take the bridge
I’ll take the bridge
You told me babe it’s not my fault
I take that with a grain of salt
Cause words are easy, talk is cheap
The hardest thing is leaving

I made myself a dream to chase
Fancy that, fancy that
But lost my way while saving face
Imagine that, imagine tha
Chorus:
You, you take the high road
I’ll take the bridge
You, you take the high road
I’ll take the bridge
I’ll take the bridge
 
Outro (layered vocals)
Losing the light take a shot in the dark
Hands in the air we’re missing the mark
Ruby James
06/13/2013
Ruby James, Danielle French, Fred Young

Story

Co-written by Ruby James, Danielle French, Fred Young
Lead Singer: Ruby James

This song was written and recorded at the Holiday Music Motel "Dark Songs" songwriting intensive in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin in October 2012 and was released on Dark Songs Vol. 4 in October 2013.

Genre: AAA, Pop/Rock, A/C
Mood: Driving, Dark, Smokey

Kory Murphy
02/14/2014
Danielle French, James Hall, Kory Murphy

Story

Co-written by Danielle French, James Hall, Kory Murphy
Lead Singer: Kory Murphy
This song was written and recorded at the Holiday Music Motel "Love Songs" songwriting intensive in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin in February 2013 and was released on Love Songs Volume 2 in February 2014.

Genre: Folk/Indie
Mood:
 Slow, Folky, Touching, Sad

Lyrics

 

Meet Caroline at 17

Finest girl you’ve ever seen

She saw Tommy long and lean

With curly hair and eyes so green

 

Tommy said “would you marry me?”

We could start our family

One day he got called to war

She didn’t see him anymore

 

Chorus:

Don’t it break your heart

When lives are torn apart
When love is doomed from the start

 

Sean had just turned 21

When he went out and bought a gun

He grew up tough he grew up poor

He couldn’t take it any more

 

With thoughts no one could understand

And choices of a desperate man

His momma heard those sirens wail

As Sean was taken off to jail

 

Chorus:

Don’t it break your heart

When lives are torn apart

When love is doomed from the start

I met Gina by the sea

When we were young and living free

Her daddy left when she was three

She swore she’d never marry me

 

She flew high and learned to sing

I couldn’t cut those angels wings

Got clippings from a magazine

Wonder if she remembers me

 

Chorus:

Don’t it break your heart

When lives are torn apart

Thought we’d come so far


When love is doomed from the start

Cariad Harmon
06/13/2014
Danielle French, Cariad Harmon, David Woods

Story

I’ve been here a lifetime

Since the built the canal

In years gone by

This was an old quarry town

 

They came here from nowhere

Looking for work

Digging the limestone

Out of the dirt   

 

Chorus
       Back in those days

         I was the talk of this town

         But time has a way

         Of wearing you down

 

Some worked in the shipyards

They worked with their hands

I reached out my arms

To the hard working man

 

They built these great vessels

Right here on the shore

We all stood there watching

As they sailed through the Door

 

       Back in those days

         I was the talk of this town

         But time has a way

         Of tearing you down
 

Now it’s all different

Time marches on

The quarries are closed

The ships mostly gone

 

         You should have seen me

         Back in my day

         Now this old steel bridge

          Is just in the way