Celia Palli

Celia Palli

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
SoloPopAlternative

Celia Palli has toured the world as Nelly Furtado's back-up singer since 2009. Celia is now debuting her solo album across Europe and Canada (Oct 2014).

Biography

CÈLIA PALLÍ

 

"...kettledrum playing dancer-slash-singer-slash-goddess maintained

an effortless energy and occupied my gaze…an unstoppable force of
musical talent."

- blogTO

 

Rising star, singer and composer, Cèlia Pallí’s unique
voice, a blend of Catalan-Spanish ire and attractive European indie pop with a
smidgen of South American influence, is catching the attention of music critics
with her melodic sensibility on the recently released single, “I’ll Be Fine,” a
candid and earnest song stirring concealed emotions.

 

The Spanish vocalist made a name
for herself in her adopted home Toronto in early 2003 playing in bands the
likes of The Café Ole, Plan C and el Blanco. Bursting into the scene in 2009 as background vocal of
Canadian artist, Nelly Furtado, and later opening for the Grammy winner on her Spirit Indestructible tour in 2013, Palli
has toured the world and appeared
in major television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and performed
at The Latin Grammy Awards, The Billboard Music Awards and MTV Latin Video
Music Awards, to name a few.

 

“Focus on writing songs,” a judicious advice her mother left
her with, and a task she has been doing avidly. In 2013, Palli made the Semi-Finals of the International Songwriting Competition
(ISC) among almost 19,000 entries from over 100 countries –Semi-Finalists make
up the top 8% of all entries. The
Songwriter
a short clip by film director, Garrick Ng, with special
appearance by soulful South African singer-songwriter, Francois Klark, captures
the essence of her incredible knack for writing and composing in an intimate
portrait. 

 

Pallí has recorded vocals for artists the likes of Nelly
Furtado, Toya Alexis, Paulina Rubio, Nelly (the American rapper) and David Ruder.
Her video for “I’ll Be Fine” has almost 7,000
views. She has written 7 of the 10 songs to be included on her upcoming album
(co-written 3 along Javier Garcia, Jacen Duncan and Diego Las Heras), the first
official production of her career co-produced along Jason
'METaL' Donkersgoed and Nate Kreiswirth and is now gearing up for an end
of the year European tour of intimate venues.

 


A dutiful musician, Pallí has
been compared by music critics to Lana del Rey’s subtleness and Feist’s playfulness
with an ethic twist, but has carved out her own space allowing her artistry to
grow and develop, and her album shows this: "I wanted a record that
was organic and back to basics," she explains. "People will hear a
naked voice, real instruments, and songs that capture the essence of live
music."

Lyrics

So Far

Written By: Celia Palli, Diego Las Heras, Jacen Duncan

VERSE 1
Yes, I've been walking 'round and 'round
thinking that this is it...
that this is it, that's all it is.

Just one step at a time
life is what comes to you
That's all I knew, all I knew.

But again, I saw your face
to realize what it's all about
I feel awake. Nothing to fear.
There is no way back.

PRE
I would spend a billion years
floating to you
Time has travelled to the edge
And you're still here, I've fallen for you

CHORUS
If I look into your eyes
I can see the space between
galaxies and what we are
how did we ever come so far
We are getting lost in the light
searching for etheric night
we are moving fast through timeless life
how did we ever come so far

VERSE 2
Another day another night
I say let's do it right
the two of us, just you and I

I understand what I must do
to get close to you
'because I live for you, just for you.

But again, I see your face
and realize what it's all about
I feel awake. Nothing to fear.
There is no way back.

PRE
I would spend a billion years
floating to you
Time has travelled to the edge
And you're still here, I've fallen for you

CHORUS
If I look into your eyes
I can see the space between
galaxies and what we are
how did we ever come so far
We are getting lost in the light
searching for etheric night
we are moving fast through timeless life
how did we ever come so far

BRIDGE
We will survive, we will survive the void in us. 2x

CHORUS
If I look into your eyes
I can see the space between
galaxies and what we are
how did we ever come so far
We are getting lost in the light
searching for etheric night
we are moving fast through timeless life
how did we ever come so far
2x

"With Love In Our Eyes"

Written By: Celia Palli

WITH LOVE IN OUR EYES
Music and lyrics by Cèlia Pallí

Oh…
As the sun
Melts my drink
Life starts to sing
And the glow
On the streets
Says I’m in the right dream
Not a whisper could break the spell
Of this moment I know so well

All I want is
To give you my love
I just need you
To show me how far
You’ll swim this ocean
And under the stars
We’ll sail this heaven
With love in our eyes
With love in our eyes…

Oh…
As the moon
Shines on us
I feel the rush
So tonight
I’ll think twice
Before holding you back
Not a whisper could break the spell
Of this moment I know so well

All I want is
To give you my love
I just need you
To show me how far
You’ll swim this ocean
And under the stars
We’ll sail this heaven
With love in our eyes
With love in our eyes
With love in our eyes
With love in our eyes…

Oh oh oh oh….
Oh oh oh oh …
All I want is
To give you my love
I just need you
To show me how far
You’ll swim this ocean
And under the stars
We’ll sail this heaven
With love in our eyes
With love in our eyes
With love in our eyes…

Discography

-"Skylight", Nelly Furtado's album "Lifestyle" coming out in 2012. Backing vocals.

-"Time Stand Still" covered by Nelly Furtado in "Score: the Hockey musical", 2010. Backing vocals.

-"Bajo Otra Luz", Nelly Furtado's album "Remixes", 2010. Backing vocals.

-"Bajo Otra Luz", Nelly Furtado's radio edit, 2010. Backing vocals.

-"The Night Is Young" by Nelly Furtado, 2010. Video appearance.

-"Never Thought Love" and "Pierdo el Control", in Toya Alexis album 2010. Featured vocalist.

-David Rudder's latest album coming out in 2011. Backing vocals.

-"El Blancambo" and "You Got One", El Blanco's album, 2010. Featured vocalist.

-"Universo", Plan C's album "Volar", 2008. Featured vocalist.

-"Cuanto Tardare" album, The Cafe Ole 2007, lead vocalist.

-Life performances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", Staples Center, Latin Billboard Awards, Latin Grammy's and the Latin MTV Awards.

Set List

So Far
Untitled
Creators
Here, There and Everywhere
I'll be fine