Blanche

Blanche

Singer Songwriter,Electro,Pop

Artist info

Born

June 10th, 1999 (age 21)

Brussels, Belgium

Founded

January 1st, 2016

Brussels, Belgium

Website

blancheblancheblanche.com

Socials

facebook.com/blanchemusicbe

instagram.com/Blanchemusicbe

twitter.com/Blanchemusicbe

Music

Spotify

Apple Music

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Contact

Label

[PIAS]

damien.waselle@pias.com

Biography

“Meetings, writing sessions, songs that, like me, were fueled by travelling back and forth between London and Brussels.” This is how Blanche sums up the three years that passed between one evening in spring 2017 when she has revealed herself to all of Europe with City Lights and its first album Empire, which will be released this 24 April 2020.

Empire is the first album of Blanche, real name Ellie Delvaux. Born in Brussels, Blanche was revealed in 2017 with her first single City Lights which represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Blanche has performed at several Belgian festivals (Nuits Botanique, Francofolies de Spa, BSF,...) and European (Eurosonic). She is the winner of a European Border Breakers Award (EBBA) which was awarded to her in 2018.

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“Meetings, writing sessions, songs that, like me, were fueled by travelling back and forth between London and Brussels.” This is how Blanche sums up the three years that passed between one evening in spring 2017 when she has revealed herself to all of Europe with City Lights and its first album Empire, which will be released this 24 April 2020.

Announced by the singles Soon and Empire, this first album of the Brussels singer was co-produced by Rich Cooper (Lucy Rose, Banks, Mystery Jets) and François Gustin (Girls In Hawaii). Ellie Delvaux signs or co-signs all lyrics. Important information in 2020: Empire is a "real" album. Hear an album that can be listened to from start to finish and where each song has its place. Empire is rich in its arrangements, nuanced in its rhythms and diversified in its themes. "I'm part of a generation that makes playlists”, says Ellie Delvaux, "but I still listen to entire albums. An album is not just about singles, it also helps to understand an artist's approach. It is the result of a long journey. It’s like a trip. This is how I designed Empire."

Listening to Empire, many qualifiers come to mind. But let's not get lost and get straight to the point. This is a modern pop album that has a young 20-year-old woman on the move with a voice out of the ordinary. "I realize that this voice is one of my main assets. Even if I don't always take care of it", she laughs. "Before a studio session, I never warm up. It's the melodies that guide my voice and take it elsewhere."

Crossed by piano, guitars, keyboards, drums, cello, synths and electro, Empire’s songs are imbued with deep melancholy but the listener will also detect light. "It is not a dark album, even if some themes are. For Stubborn, which is arguably the saddest song in the Empire, we didn't push it to the end. Certain words posed, certain sentences used, mean that the door is always left open and there is hope."

As is the case with Stubborn, the heady Summer Nights evokes in filigree doubts, questioning and exposure to notoriety, an even stranger concept when we experienced it at the end of the adolescence in the spotlight of the Eurovision Competition. With a text full of metaphors and a catchy refrain (if the expression was not overused, we would even say "radio friendly"), Fences invites us to reflect and act with our hearts. Each in their own way, Only You, Miss You, Pain and Till We Collide unravel the thin thread of sentimental relationships. Autobiographical, Blanche's songs? Cleverly, the young woman evades the question. "This is my album, these are my songs and my feelings. I have a lot of empathy. I know how to put myself in the place of others. Often when I write my songs, I blend into a particular mood and put myself in the shoes of someone else. Some songs are more personal, others are like modern tales."

Like the climates posed on the moving ballad We Had ("the first song I wrote for this album, three years ago"), Empire’s compositions combine organic and electro instruments by putting themselves entirely at the service in Blanche's voice. Nothing is overloaded here. A desire clearly assumed by Blanche. “Rich and François did a wonderful job. We took the songs very far, but leaving spaces. I like the idea of keeping a bit of mystery. The listener can thus make their own way through songs."

Empire is the first album of Blanche, real name Ellie Delvaux. Born in Brussels, Blanche was revealed in 2017 with her first single City Lights which represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Blanche has performed at several Belgian festivals (Nuits Botanique, Francofolies de Spa, BSF,...) and European (Eurosonic). She is the winner of a European Border Breakers Award (EBBA) which was awarded to her in 2018.

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Media

Yellow Coat
Yellow Coat
Empire Artwork
Empire Artwork
Green Sofa
Green Sofa
Dress in Room
Dress in Room
Ribbon
Ribbon
Hanging Dress
Hanging Dress

Logo

Blanche Logo White
Blanche Logo Black

Videos

https://youtu.be/5bpkaQCwKyU Copy
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Recent releases

Cover art of  single 'Empire'

Empire

May 29th 2020

Empire is rich in arrangements, nuanced in its rhythms and dripped in diversified themes. This is my album; these are my songs and my feelings.

Cover art of  single '1, 2, Miss You'

1, 2, Miss You

May 8th 2020

“In an ocean of blur, one special person will make you feel like you’re cured as long as you’re with him. How much can you miss someone?”

Cover art of  single 'Fences'

Fences

Mar 27th 2020

“Fences is this cheesy but forever important message: tear down the fences of rejection; try and think with your heart.”

Cover art of  single 'Empire (single)'

Empire (single)

Feb 13th 2020

Empire is a melancholic Pop song, where the voice of Ellie Delvaux blends with traditional instruments and modern electro.

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Cover art of  single 'Moment (Piano Version)'

Moment (Piano Version)

Dec 14th 2018

A gorgeous stripped-back version ‘Moment’, taking on a new power as Blanche’s evocative delivery and emotive songwriting is laid bare.

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Cover art of  single 'Moment'

Moment

Nov 16th 2018

‘Moment’ is about the struggle of, “living in the present, trying to forget about any doubts and fears you have…”

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Cover art of  single 'Soon'

Soon

Jul 20th 2018

The dreamy timbre of Ellie's voice is central and is amplified by a melancholic melody. "Soon" has depth and sounds different.

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Cover art of  single 'Wrong Turn'

Wrong Turn

May 25th 2018

“Wrong turn is about daring to go the way nobody expects you to, but still not knowing if it is the right way.”

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Cover art of  single 'City Lights (Acoustic)'

City Lights (Acoustic)

Jul 14th 2017

After the Eurovision adventure and the success of City Lights, we wanted to turn the page with a simple and pure version of the song.

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Cover art of  single 'City Lights'

City Lights

Mar 8th 2017

“It’s a love song. It talks about the period when you don’t really know what’s going on with the guy.”

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