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Miss Scarlett and the Madmen: Dark Love Songs

by Danielle French

With one foot in the shadow and one foot in the light Danielle exposes the dark corners of the psyche and brings these dark elements into the light. Delicious, darkly romantic Music. Intoxicating... Enchanting... Mesmerizing... Spell-Binding!
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Last Goodbye
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2. Take My Love
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3. Did You Want Me
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4. It Must Be Roses
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5. Black Sunday
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6. Splinters
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7. My Shadow and Me
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8. This Is Why We Drink
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9. Last Goodbye (Instrumental)
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Album Notes
Danielle French is a nomadic singer/songwriter based out of Calgary, AB who has been writing, recording and performing for 20 years. Her music has been described as "beautiful strangeness”.

In 2012 Danielle was invited by creative director Pat mAcdonald (Grammy-nominated songwriter, formerly of the band Timbuk3- he wrote “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”) to participate in a series of songwriting intensives at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Three times a year dozens of songwriters of varying genres are housed at the Motel for a week at a time to co-write, record and perform together. Songwriters are paired through a random “spin-the-bottle” process, and this is where the magic happens…

Reflecting on some of the material she had co written over the years, a group of songs emerged that proved to be transformational for Danielle, inspiring her to conjure up her latest project: Danielle French Presents: Miss Scarlett & the Madmen~Dark Love Songs.

"Dark Love Songs" features many of the co-writers and musicians Danielle has collaborated with at the Holiday Music Motel, as well as Victor DeLorenzo (of the Violent Femmes) on drums. The majority of the songs on this project were recorded in Milwaukee, WI at Makin' Sausage Music except for “Black Sunday” which was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios rehearsal hall when Danielle traveled to England to see Kate Bush live at the Apollo in 2014.



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Paul Kerr

Americana UK
7 out of 10 stars
A fine set of unsettling folk reveries

Lydia Hillenburg

Vents Magazine
9 out of 10 stars Dark Love Songs easily rates among the year’s best albums from anyone. There’s rare creativity and daring here that makes the work a charged listening experience. It isn’t just some sonic mope fest either. There is emotional depth here that never flirts with melodrama and features superb musical talents.

Music Street Journal

Unusual and Intriguing
This is an unusual and intriguing album. It’s also one that’s likely to make my “best of 2016” list… There is a definite Gothic texture to this, along with a lot of psychedelia and world music… You really should give this a try. It’s a very special album.”

Cyrus Rhodes

No Depression- The Journal of Roots Music
French brings together a variety of elements, pop, folk, blues, and throws them into a wonderfully disjointed tempo...
Read my full review at http://nodepression.com/album-review/danielle-french-dark-love-songs


BabySue.Com (TM)
Ms. French's music is moody and slightly peculiar and has been compared to classic artists like Kate Bush and Tom Waits. The strangely-titled Miss Scarlett & The Madmen: Dark Love Songs might just be the album to catapult Danielle's career to the next level. French has a rather amazing voice. She's able to conjure up images and feelings that go far beyond the words she's singing.

Joshua Stryde

8 out of 10 Stars
“(French) inhabits these… songs like a persistent spectre and her emotive power alone is enough to transcend any latent tendencies these songs might have towards cliché... French is unquestionably skilled at making the old new again for a different generation.”

Lance Wright

Danielle French’s Miss Scarlett and the Madmen Dark Love Songs is one of the most imaginative works in recent history.”

Jason Hillenburg

There is a decidedly theatrical quality casting an enormous influence over Dark Love Songs and French isn’t shy about incorporating ambient sound effects, but these are never merely vehicles for conveying a stagy concept… It’s one of the year’s most unusual and unified offerings.

Jayne Barnard

Miss Scarlett & the Madmen
Delicious Darkly Romantic Music.