Bonne Finken

Bonne Finken

 Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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"Bonne can, as they say in the parlance, bring it" ~ Kent Williams, Little Village Magazine.

On the heels of a new single and music video for the robust pop anthem “Step Back Baby,” audiences are getting a sense for Finken’s third studio album, Fairytales/LoveAffairs, due out the summer of 2014.

Bonne collaborated for the first time with Matt Sepanic (The Envy Corps, Slipknot), Brandon Darner (The Envy Corps, Imagine Dragons), and Michael Krompass (Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield).

Biography

To hear her sing, youd never know Bonne Finken was once a shy, small-town-Iowa girl. Her confident, passionate vocals demand the attention she used to studiously avoid. As Finken embarks on 2014, she is set to reveal her most ambitious, honest, and vulnerable release to date.

On the heels of a new single and music video for the robust pop anthem Step Back Baby, audiences are getting a sense of the new direction for Finkens third studio album, Fairytales/LoveAffairs, due out later this year. Exploring all facets of love, from the thrill of the strong emotion to questioning the definition of love and the downsides of loss and walking away, Finken dives into the personal struggles relatable to all of us. Reuniting with Jon Locker (Finkens Soul On Display), Bonne also collaborated on production for the first time with Matt Sepanic (The Envy Corps, Slipknot), Brandon Darner (The Envy Corps, Imagine Dragons), and executive producer Michael Krompass (Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield). This new approach provides Fairytales/LoveAffairs a heightened feel compared to Finkens previous releases.

Musically, Finken is determined to stay true to her own personal sound one she feels has reached a pinnacle with this new material. She doesnt strive to achieve anyone elses mold, which is apparent in her remarkably versatile voice that allows her to transcend genres effortlessly. One moment, shes making your heart race with a take-no-prisoners approach to a slice of driving, R&B-tinged pop. The next, shes melting your heart with a soul-inspired ballad. Finken even has the capability to carry a down-and-dirty, loud rocker. The fact that her vocal delivery has been compared to both the soulful croon of Annie Lennox and to the legendary wail of Janis Joplin is a testament to her impressive adaptability. 

Finken independently released her first collection of original material with 2008s Soul on Display, followed up by the Expectation Fall EP in 2011, and most recently released a live album in 2012 entitled Live from the Loft. Her music has led to numerous opportunities including opening slots for acts such as The Bodeans, The Verve Pipe, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Matthew Sweet, and one of her idols, Lisa Marie Presley, which even led to Lisa Marie commenting on stage that Bonnes opening set was actually better than herself. The industry continues to knock on Finkens door to offer recording and publishing deals, but she has chosen to remain an independent artist until she finds the right home for her music and vision.

That fearlessness and desire to remain true to herself and music continually wins her new followers each time she performs and every time her recordings are heard. Finkens propensity for musical growth and her incomparable work ethic promise refreshing and exhilarating musical experiences for years to come. Stay tuned for her next move the only predictable aspect of which is a phenomenal lead vocal performance.

Please contact BONNEFINKEN.MUSIC@GMAIL.COM for booking inquiries.

"Its easy to blend into the crowd when youre a singer, even if youre a talented singer. Many try and imitate their favorite artists or songs but not singer/songwriter Bonne Finken. Finken is clearly an original artist with a distinct sound. Finkens voice is uniquely enticing because her vocals range from jazzy to funky with a twist of rock. Shes energetic, honest and confident." ` Emily Beckmann, Dish on Des Moines

"Bonne Finken saved the stage at an all-girl performance last Friday night. Finken is a known commodity and a consummate professional. Theres hardly a safer bet to be booked in the local music scene, because you know that whatever happens, Finkens going to deliver a beautifully performed set backed by some of the best musicians in the city." ~ Chad Taylor, Des Moines Cityview

"Bonne is preparing to make a huge impact on the music scene" - Daniel Bosman for CAPITAL 106.3FM

"Finkens vocals are top notch, and watching her perform live is like watching the Pentecostals speak in tongues: Finken loses herself for minutes at a time, fearlessly engulfed in each song." Chad Taylor - Sound Stage 

Lyrics

Step Back Baby

Written By: Bonne Finken

Man, he sure looks good
You always knew he would
But now they flock around him, talk about him,
stalk him like forever young school girls

You know he was wrong
To tell you you were right
But now you fight about it, lie about it, start to wonder
if he even tries

SO STEP BACK BABY & JUST TAKE A MINUTE
IT'S OKAY IF YOU TAKE ALL DAY
I KNOW YOU CALL IT JUST LIKE YOU THOUGHT YOU SAW IT
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
TO WALK AWAY

Blame it on his need
The need you love to be
But now his fear of flying, fear of trying,
and his lying to himself is not what you need

CHORUS

We all wanna be loved
But what you're doing is just covering up
We all wanna find someone - not someone who's just alive

CHORUS x 2

Magic

Written By: Bonne Finken

Long drawn out is the story told something years ago
Watch for men & all their horses dressed up with white & swords
My world was filled with laughter
My world was filled with stars
My world was missing you so waking up was extra hard

BUT I KNEW - YOU KNEW
WE WANTED MAGIC
AND YOU JUST CAN'T PLAN THAT
AND I'D NEED AN OPEN HEART
CUZ I KNEW - YOU KNEW
OUR LOVE WOULD LAST
AND YES, I CALL THAT MAGIC
AND I'M GLAD WE KNEW

Myths drew up a pretty picture long before I shook your hand
Men said 'Go ahead & mix her in with boys in neverland'
My world was filled with laughter
My world was filled with stars
My world was one foot in so I could bail if things got hard

CHORUS - repeat