Andrea Balency
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Andrea Balency

Londres | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Londres | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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A 22-year-old part-Mexican, part-French digital native world citizen (now living in Paris, but previously in
NY, Mexico DF, London and Buenos Aires), ANDREA BALENCY was spotted in 2010 as one of the most promising and
exciting musical presences in the Mexican art-rock scene and singled out by James Blake (R&S,
Universal), Inc. (4AD), Au Revoir Simone (Moshi Moshi) and Mount Kimbie (Warp), among others, as a supporting
act. In April 2013 she was chosen by The Cure to open the closing gig of their worldwide tour in the main
Mexico DF stadium "Foro Sol” for 50.000 people.


She played SXSW and Sonar before settling in Paris to start working on a new EP, WALLS, an eclectic mix of
elegant hooks and soul-tinged indie electronica to be released on the 23rd of June 2014.


Having recently collaborated with avant-garde US and UK-based producers like Nick Hook & Los Angeles electro
wunderkind Salva, she secretly supplied lead vocals on James Blake's collaborator Airhead’s critically
acclaimed single “Autumn”. Following a standout collaboration with New York based rapper Kilo Kish and with
former Young Turks act We Are Shining’s new track co-written by FKA Twigs due to be released, Andrea
sheds her high-brow classical piano training, blue-eyed English soul and both French and South
American folk inspirations to plunge into washes of expansive electronica and dreamy, suggestive vocal textures
in her solo project.


“You’ve Never Been Alone”, the first single from the WALLS EP, was co-produced by Rob McAndrews aka Airhead,
recently acclaimed by Pitchfork for his debut album “For Years” (R&S, 2013), and mixed by the stellar French sound
engineer Stephane “Alf" Briat (Air, Phoenix, Sebastien Tellier, Francoise Hardy, etc.). The song gives an
original, continental answer to the UK based “twisted R&B-sung-by-cutely-breathy females scene"
(The Guardian) that has been much-trumpeted lately. With its interrupted, intricately detailed and effects-washed
sound, “You’ve Never Been Alone” is an idiosyncratic yet fiercely melodic, groove-based pop hit. Throughout her EP,
Andrea explores relationships, restlessness and dislocation, using a smorgasbord of sounds to dig down into the heart
of her nomadic upbringing.


File Andrea’s ethereal deep soul dubstep sounds and her fairy-like unique voice next to
AlunaGeorge, FKA Twigs, Little Dragon, The XX & SBTRKT and you will not regret it. Currently writing her
first album, which will feature a collaboration with Mount Kimbie, Andrea Balency is a hauntingly beautiful singer you
don’t want to mess with. It’s time to let you go.


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