Danielle Parente

Danielle Parente

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
SoloPopElectro

A genre bending mix of electronic elements, ambient textures, thick harmonies and thoughtful lyrics. Electro-Pop music with a hint of darkness and an indie edge. Danielle's voice is both haunting and soulful, sultry and sensual. Her live performance will seduce you with a mix of upbeat dance tracks, downtempo trip-hop tracks and mesmerizing stage visuals.

Biography

Brooklyn based singer songwriter Danielle Parente released her highly anticipated album Dark Eyes in September of 2015 on Mytrell Records/INgrooves. Danielle has created a sound that blends electronic elements, live instruments, soulful melodies, and thick harmonic textures. Dark Eyes is a hybrid of genres including electro-soul and trip-hop. Her musical influences range from electronic based artists such as Portishead, Bjork and Radiohead to soulful songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone. 

Danielle has collaborated with a handful of flavorful artists and fresh producers such as Prince Fox, Choppa Dunks, Sage Atwood, Blaq Smurph, Ming and more. Her first album, The Way That I Feel  was released independently in February of 2012. The video from the album’s title track won mtvU’s The Freshman competition and was also remixed and released on Break Science’s Seven Bridges album in 2013. Danielle has been recognized as a featured artist by Vibe Magazine and Soul Culture and has performed at venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bowery Ballrom, The Surf Lodge and recently opened for the UK artist Daley at The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Lyrics

Cellophane Dreams

Written By: Danielle Parente

Fill it up
To the top
Don't overflow
Use every last drop 
There's never much
To go around
Take what you can
Keep what you've found 
Over
Under
Through
The middle ground 
From up above
Or down below
Where will it stop?
Nobody knows 

Chorus
We live in an almost world
Where cellophane dreams disappear
Into the lost and found
remaining for years and years
waiting to be claimed
waiting to be loved
hoping not to be abandoned
by the ones to which they once belonged 

Verse 2
When all these dreams
Are gone
Will our worlds
Come crashing down?  
When of these parallel
lines are drawn
will we follow them
until they cross? 
Over
Under
Through
Until we're lost 
Search up about
And down below
Where will it stop
Nobody knows 

Chorus
We live in an almost world
where cellophane dreams disappear
Into the lost and found
remaining for years and years
never to be claimed never to be loved
only to be abandoned
by the ones to which they once belonged  ? 
Bridge
When all these dreams
are done
when they are gone
will our worlds
come crashing down 
when all theses
parallel lines are drawn
will we follow
them until the cross 
over
under
through
until we're lost 
search up above
and down below
will it stop
nobody knows

The Way That I Feel

Written By: Danielle Parente


Grass on the ground is as green as can be
Birds in the sky are flying so free
and the taste in my mouth is as sweet as can be
but it still don't change the way
the way that I feel…
the way that I feel

Cold winter chill still don't change the way
one more cheap thrill still don't change the way
we could carry it so carefully so it don't spill
but it still don't change the way
the way that I feel….
the way that I feel

So don't make me beg boy
down on my knees
if you say you don't need me then I won't believe
If you ask for it baby then you will receive
Its a fine line but its all mine and I'll walk it and talk it
the way that I please

Leaves change their color but that don't change the way
Yeah I've looked for another but they don't change the way
Cuz there's no other lover that will ever change the way

From The Start

Written By: Danielle Parente

You were the cupid off in the corner watching me move
I was the stupid one that would never let you know I'd seen you
Your little secret you hit it well
like putting keys in special places so you wouldn't lose them
but now you want it all out on the table
wasn't able to reveal the state of my heart

my dear the door was never closed
been waiting here on your arrival
and if you come then we will know
that this is love the we can fall…fall

You…were the one who watched me from afar
You…calculated in the dark
You…took your aim and met your mark
and you…were the one…who had me from the start

Strange coincidence kept us in a place too content to move
now that you had me I felt somewhat overwhelmed and infused
my little secret I hid it well with such precision so guilt ridden that I fooled myself
And now you want it all out on the table
well and able to reveal the state of my heart

My dear I wish that you had know
that my heart needed a revival
but it's my fault I should have shown
that this was love and we could fall
fall

A Million Miles

Written By: Danielle Parente

I look up at the starts
I wonder where you are
wonder where you are
Shimmer disappear the voyage is unclear the destination near no other

So bring them down to me
I'll be waiting so patiently for you
Just bring them down to me and I'll be keeping them so safely for you

Shine on…Shine on

I want to be under your control
These feelings aren't so close to what I used to know
While they all are wishing for silver and gold
while they are waiting for you to fall

Just bring them down to me
And I'll be waiting so patiently for you
Just bring them down to me and I'll be keeping them so safely for you

Shine on…shine on…

A million miles away…a million miles away

Shine on…Shine on

Nothing Bout Love

Written By: Danielle Parente

You say you’ve got your shit together, but you don’t
You’re saying that you’ll love me better, but you won’t
You always got lots of money, but you owe me some
So what you trying to do to me honey, I gotta run

You know your head’s all messed up
You don’t know nothing bout love
And now my head’s all messed up
You don’t know nothing bout love

Please baby can’t you see the things you do it’s killing me
When you gonna change your way

I’ve got scars that were made by you
I’ve got blames on me that were placed by you
I’ve got needs in me not fulfilled by you
And the clearer I see, I’m through

Blood On My Hands

Written By: Danielle Parente

I feel as dark as night
I bury my wounds by the riverside
And as hard as you might find
I shoot to kill no prisoners survive
I cover trails that I’ve left behind
With no trace I escape at the drop of a dime
With breath down my neck and a chill down my spine
I bury your bones by the riverside


And maybe I’m crazy
Why must I scream for you to listen to the sound of my voice?
And maybe I’m crazy
But when you do me this way I feel I have no other choice


And now to my surprise
No guilt or regret crosses my mind
No evidence to keep me entwined
And if they ask I will decline
The ghost from my past that I’ve left behind
I’ve misplaced and erased everything from my mind
And if I return I pray I won’t find
All that I’ve left by the riverside


And if no one finds you here
These days and nights alone my dear
Weigh heavy on your soul it’s clear
You should not have thrown stones
Or sticks, your words, they hit, my heart,
Like glass, it breaks in many places
Ask me why I have all this blood on my hands
Don’t ask me why I have all this blood on my hands

Frostbitten

Written By: Danielle Parente

The water’s boiling in the kitchen
Whistle’s blowing I can’t listen
No water pouring in these cups
No tea for two, no interruptions
When I speak, no reception
There must be a bad connection
My fingertips are frozen solid
I’m frostbitten, you won’t acknowledge

Pre chorus
My presence, in this room
Well maybe I’ve spoke too soon
Maybe I’ve spoke too soon

Chorus
So what are you waiting for?
Cause I’m on my way out the door
What are you waiting for?
Cause I’m not hanging round no more

Verse 2
We both wobble when we walk
And we stutter when we talk
Our imperfections we both wear them
On our sleeves don’t try to hide them
There’s dishes piled up in the sink
The fridge is full no food to eat
I’m in the garden, at my wits end
Trying hard not to roll off the deep end

Second Pre chorus
Why must you be so silent?
When I know you have so much to say
You insist on playing these games
Playing these games

Repeat chorus
Bridge
If we’re already half way down before we see we’re falling
We better learn to climb these walls before we reach the bottom

Bad Girl

Written By: Danielle Parente

You see as your bright shinning angel
You like the way I look best all dressed in white
I should burn all my light colored clothes and remove my halo
Cause wearing them when I’m with you just doesn’t seem right

I’ve been a bad bad bad girl
Don’t want to shatter our world
My careless mistakes will surely break your heart
I’ve been a bad bad bad girl
Don’t want to shatter our world
I can’t fake it no more even if it tears us apart
I’m telling you…..
I’ve been a bad bad bad girl….

It’s been a few weeks now since our last conversation
My closet’s been filled with only dark clothes ever since
All these whimsical choices and meaningless outside relations
Don’t hold a candle to the love we had, they just burn me again and again

But I’ve been a bad bad bad girl
And I shattered our world
These careless mistakes, will surely break your heart
I’ve been a bad girl
And I shattered our world
Now the risks that I’ve taken have torn us apart

But maybe, maybe
Maybe if I, found some colors in between
If I wore something yellow or perhaps something green
Maybe I wouldn’t go to such extremes
You could like the way, I look in gray, then you’d finally see……

I’ll be a good, good, good girl
I will rebuild our whole world
It’s a risk you would take but this time I won’t break your heart
I’ll be a good, good, good girl
This time I won’t shatter our world
It’s a chance you would take but we could make a new start

Hear My Cries

Written By: Danielle Parente

Woke up this morning on the wrong side
And it's not right no it's not right
cuz lately the sun'd been setting in the east side
and its not right
and it feels so wrong to me

So how can I make it right
when I left you on the other side with no fact or fiction twisted with no piece of mind
when I gave you no reason why
and I left you hanging out out to dry
now I want you to believe I can't deny
that I would sympathize if you can't look into my eyes when I apologize

I can't expect you to hear my cries
can't expect you to hear my cries

So how could i
let you walk the plank into my ocean
And then be so cruel
as to watch you sink
to the bottom
to the bottom
Now it feels so hard to breath

Second Skin

Written By: Danielle Parente

In my golden days i would walk
all day and night until dark...
I'd reroute my aimless course
one thousand times searching for....

Sparks fly, I close my eyes
and fall down I
make no sounds
I cry
till i am dry
Pick myself up
I open my eyes
to find
what i am searching for...

So this must be my second skin
shielding me from this state that I'm in....
I've peeled all my layers off
exposing all I have left in these arms...

I breathe in
I breathe out slow
I feel it now
Part the clouds
I'm warm from head to toe
I let go
Look up at the sky
I find I know
which way to go

Dark Eyes

Written By: Danielle Parente

She sleeps through the daylight
comes out with the moonlight
she'll run off with your heart like
some kind of thief
in the night
some kind of thief in the night

She'll take all of your high times
wash them out with the low tide
block out all your sunlight
cloud up your skyline
she'll run off with your heart like
some kind of thief in the night

But you don't see her coming till its little too late
she's hotter than an oven don't even know how to back
the storms already rolling take cover try to wait
but the rains already drumming down hard on your face

you ask yourself reasons why
you can't let her go
you cant say goodbye
you just torture yourself

ooh therse's so many reasons why
you can't let her go
she makes you feel alive
makes you feel like no one else

she makes you want to get lost in her dark eyes
get lost in her dark eyes
get lost in her dark eyes
until the end of time

she makes you want to get lost in her dark eyes
get lost in her dark eyes
get lost in her dark eyes
until the end of time

She fills you with emotion as deep as the ocean
the brink of disaster
she left you running after her
always wanting more
she left you always wanting more

She snuck out of the back door
like many times before
got lost out on the highways
on passages and byways
she left you wanting more
she left you always wanting more

But you don't see her coming till its little too late
she's hotter than an oven don't even know how to back
the storms already rolling take cover try to wait
but the rains already drumming down hard on your face

you ask yourself reasons why
you can't let her go
you cant say goodbye
you just torture yourself

ooh therse's so many reasons why
you can't let her go
she makes you feel alive
makes you feel like no one else

she makes you want to get lost in her dark eyes
get lost in her dark eyes
get lost in her dark eyes
until the end of time

she makes you want to get lost in her dark eyes
get lost in her dark eyes
get lost in her dark eyes
until the end of time

Very Last Breath

Written By: Danielle Parente

Five Minute Stares (Very Last Breath)

Five minute stares
and I know it's there
but you won't say the words
no you won't say the words

long kiss goodnight
and I won't put up a fight
but you won't say the words
no you wont say the words

You won't ever no not ever will you find another other like me
And I won't ever no not ever will I find another other like you

So call me what you want
call me what you will
Ill give you all my love and I'll give it to you till
the stars all fall down and the birds don't fly
I'll give you all my love
give it to you till my my very last breath
Gonna give it give it to ya till my my very last breath breath
give it give it to ya till my my very last breath breath
give it give it to ya till my my very last breath breath
give it give it to ya till my my very last breath breath

So you can hold your tongue if you like
your silence is your only vice
just spit it out and don't think twice
cuz you do me so wrong
you do me so wrong yeah you to
but you do me so right
do me so wrong yeah you do but you do me so right
do me so wrong yeah you do

So call me what you want
call me what you will
Ill give you all my love and I'll give it to you till
the stars all fall down and the birds don't fly
I'll give you all my love
give it to you till my my very last breath
Gonna give it give it to ya till my my very last breath breath
give it give it to ya till my my very last breath breath
give it give it to ya till my my very last breath breath
give it give it to ya till my my very last breath breath

So call me what you want
call me what you will
Ill give you all my love and I'll give it to you till
the stars all fall down and the birds don't fly
I'll give you all my love
give it to you till my my very last breath

Make It Rain

Written By: Danielle Parente

Make It Rain

Wake up the morning
sunrise is dawning
I'll give you all my light

you count the hours
I have the power
turn your day into night

I could make it rain
make it rain make it rain all day
till the clouds fall out and the sunlight fades
make it rain make it rain make it rain all day
till the lightning strikes and the colors fade

Maybe then you'll realize
maybe then you'll realize

No body ever warned you
that you might lose all of your control
no body ever told you
that half a heart is hard to make feel whole

Maybe then you'll realize
maybe then you'll realize

Don't hold on so tight sometimes you have to let it go
It will be alright just so long as you always know

That I could make it rain
make it rain make it rain all day
till the clouds fall out and the sunlight fades
make it rain make it rain make it rain all day
till the lightning strikes and the colors fade

Maybe then you'll realize
maybe then you'll realize

Don't hold on so tight sometimes you have to let it go
It will be alright just so long as you always know

Whirlwind

Written By: Danielle Parente

Whirlwind

All these faces in the crowd
are starting to look the same by now
I thought you called my name out loud
But it was in my head
Ive lost y senses

It took time to figure out
that our love was bucket on sand and water
but now we're back on solid ground
and were trying to hold on to each other

But I cant get myself to let go
I keep on running away
you just keep breaking me down
And its because Im afraid
that I might lose what we've found
I guess I'm stuck in this whilrwind with you
and we just keep spinning round
around repeat)

You fall
I break
I give
you take
we can't keep on living like this anymore

when love hurts
it scars
then love breaks
your heart but
we keep on coming back for more and more

I wish that we could figure out
how to let go and be together
but we're chasing after clouds
that keep rolling away in stormy weather

But I cant get myself to let go
I keep on running away
you just keep breaking me down
And its because Im afraid
that I might lose what we've found
I guess I'm stuck in this whilrwind with you
and we just keep spinning round
around repeat)

We're stuck in this whirlwind
around and back again
Maybe things were better when I was still your best friend
but now its gone too far
and now it's far too late
I cant get enough and I can't see to pull my self away

But I cant get myself to let go
I keep on running away
you just keep breaking me down
And its because Im afraid
that I might lose what we've found
I guess I'm stuck in this whilrwind with you
and we just keep spinning round
around repeat)

We Spin Round

Written By: Danielle Parente

We Spin Round

when I was made of stone you weathered
away at my
exterior
when I was blind
you gave me eyes

I pick you up you let me down
i pick you up you let me down
we spin round
we spin round

when you were lost at sea
I set sail
with good intentions
but this storm wont carry me
in your direction

I pick you up you let me down
we spin round

You'd walk tight ropes for me
Give up on your hopes for me
if it what was meant to be
you'd risk falling far beneath

Id walk on the wire for you
If only asked me to
i'd jump through the fire for you
if that was what I had to do

Set myself ablaze for you
abandon my ways for you
the rest of my days for you
if that was what I had to do

Id walk on the wire for you
Id do what you asked me to
Id jump through the fire for you
if you only asked me to

Over And Over

Written By: Danielle Parente

Over and Over

Fade the daylight
that is in your eyes
Cloud the skyline
Bring on the night
If I could tell you
What is on your mind
Fortune fill you
Till you know whats mine

Crimson and Clover
You've won me over and over

I would never ask for more
you treat me like your best friend
clearly you want something more
Tell me what you're waiting for
Don't you know that I would never ask for more

Tell me what you're waiting
What you're waiting for
I would never ask you
never ask for more
Tell me what you're waiting
What you're waiting for
I would never ask you
never ask for more

Let me know let me know let me know
Let me know let me know let me know

Of all the things I would or wouldn't do
Don't bring me to my knees don't be a fool

I would never ask for more
you treat me like your best friend
clearly you want something more
Tell me what you're waiting for
Don't you know that I would never ask for more

Tell me what you're waiting
What you're waiting for
I would never ask you
never ask for more
Tell me what you're waiting
What you're waiting for
I would never ask you
never ask for more

Crimson and clover
You've won me over and over
Let me know let me know let me know
Let me know let me know let me know

Paint Me Black

Written By: Danielle Parente

Paint Me Black

You can paint me black
and call me your shadow
paint me white
and call me snow
I've got nothing to give
nothing to borrow
but in the light
you can watch me glow

But in your dark and lonely nights
you walk on the edge of faith and find
you dream of my love
when it's not with you
And like a king upon his thrown
his castle no longer feels like home
Once you've had my love
It will never leave you

You can paint me black
and call me your shadow
paint me white
and call me snow
I've got nothing to give
nothing to borrow
but in the light
you can watch me glow

You paint me black

You paint me black
you paint me black
from dust to dust
from ash to ash
You paint me black
you paint me black
from dust to dust
from ash to ash

When you are lost
and you can't find
you dream of my love
When it's not with you
I'll be your queen
upon her thrown
Once you've had my love
It will never leave you

You paint me black
you paint me black
from dust to dust
from ash to ash
You paint me black
you paint me black
from dust to dust
from ash to ash

Making Me Weak

Written By: Danielle Parente

Making Me Weak

You're always playing hide and seek
Looking everywhere but you see everyone but me
Right in front of your face
but its plain to see
you need a taste before you can believe
you could feel it in the air
but you're too blind to see
what might be what might be what might be what might be right there

I keep falling in and out of love with you
falling in and out of love with you
the only thing that I know how to do
falling in and out of love with you
I see you in and out of all my dreams
every night its all the same damn thing
Falling in and out of love with you
the only thing that I know how to do

You're making me weak
you''re making me weak
I can not breath without ya
I can not be without ya
You're making me weak
You're making me weak
Asking me to be without you there
Is like asking me to breath without air
You're making me weak

You're always playing hide and seek
Looking everywhere but you see everyone but me
You'r mind is playing tricks playing trick playing tricks but you can't see
what right there is right there is right there
is whats meant to be

I keep falling in and out of love with you
falling in and out of love with you
the only thing that I know how to do
falling in and out of love with you
I see you in and out of all my dreams
every night its all the same damn thing
Falling in and out of love with you
the only thing that I know how to do

You're making me weak
you''re making me weak
I can not breath without ya
I can not be without ya
You're making me weak
You're making me weak
Asking me to be without you there
Is like asking me to breath without air
You're making me weak

Set Myself Free

Written By: Danielle Parente

Set Myself Free

I get lost in this endless dream
Every night it all comes back to me
I always end up in the same place
I go back again then repeat

Count my steps retrace them
faces blur and I can't name them
All these double doors I walk through
I guess I must be searching for you

If only for a second I could find you there
I can almost taste you lips and smell your scent in the air
I cant smell your scent in the air

My live it makes me crazy
It wakes me in my sleep
My love it never leaves me
Always finds me in my dreams

My loves a dark disaster
My love it lies to me
Fills me up with all these promises
that it can never keep

My loves across the ocean
My loves across the sea
My love is six feet under
I had to bury it deep

My love is filling me with fire
but it burns too deep
Had to let go of my desire
I had to set myself free
I had to set myself free

All these visions coming to me late in the night time
I don't know what is real or where to draw the line
I'm walking round with dark circles in the daylight
I think I might be fading

Can't hardly tell the difference from whats real or fake
Whether Im asleep or whether I'm away
Either its my heart or I felt the earthquake
I might be slipping under

If only for a second I could find you there
I can almost taste you lips and smell your scent in the air
I cant smell your scent in the air

My live it makes me crazy
It wakes me in my sleep
My love it never leaves me
Always finds me in my dreams

My loves a dark disaster
My love it lies to me
Fills me up with all these promises
that it can never keep

My loves across the ocean
My loves across the sea
My love is six feet under
I had to bury it deep

My love is filling me with fire
but it burns too deep
Had to let go of my desire
I had to set myself free
I had to set myself free

Walk Alone

Written By: Danielle Parente

Walk Alone

Feels like Im walking on the edge
Of where the water flows into the sand
Not at the start or at the end
Feels like Im walking on the edge

You've got me dancing on the edge
Holding on to every grain of sand
But it slips through both my hands
You've got me dancing on the edge

Give me a reason to stay
I can't believe that you'd push this love away
I need a reason to stay
Or something just to fill the empty space

Before I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone

Just looking for something I can hold onto
Head above the water for a few
Just looking for something I can hold onto
Something to fill the space, the space the space,
the space
between me and you

ahhhhhh
ahhaaaa

Give me a reason to stay
I can't believe that you'd push this love away
I need a reason to stay
Or something just to fill the empty space

Before I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone

Everest

Written By: Danielle Parente,Charlie Wan

Everest

On top of the mountain
Drifting in the cold wind
The sun is on the new horizon
And the clouds beneath my feet

At this moment
I wish that you were here with me
At this very moment
I wish that you were here with me
I wish that you were here with me

In the depth of the valley
feel the ripping of the cold wind
The dawn is awaiting
Dark cloud no longer holds me

At this moment
I wish that you were here with me
At this very moment
I wish that you were here with me
I wish that you were here with me

And like the waves of the ocean
Breaking hard into motion
I have a vision of truth
The waves of the ocean
Break hard into motion
I have a vision of you

When the valley whispers
I hear and echo of your face to the wind
On top of the mountain
With the clouds beneath our feet

At this moment
I wish that you were here with me
At this very moment
I wish that you were here with me
I wish that you were here with me

I wish that you were here with me
with the world beneath our feet

Discography

Dark Eyes 2015 Mytrell Records/INgrooves/Universal Music Group 
"Dark Eyes"
"Wicked Game" 
"Very Last Breath"
"Make It Rain" 
"Whirlwind"
"We Spin Round"
"Over And Over"
"Paint Me Black"
"Make Me Weak"
"Walk Alone"
"Set Myself Free"
"Everest"

The Way That I Feel 2012 Independent Release 
"Cellophane Dreams"
"The Way That I Feel"
"From The Start"
"A Million Miles"
"Nothing 'Bout Love"
"Blood On My Hands"
"Frostbitten"
"Bad Girl"
"Hear My Cries"
"Second Skin"
"Still Don't Change The Way"
"You Had Me From The Start"

Roses Aren't Free 2011 Independent Release 
"Sweet Love"
"Claim My Heart"
"Surfacing"
"Roses Aren't Free"

Set List

Set list is variable depending on length of set, and venue.
Multiple set ups are available:

Full Band Set Up
(Shown in Stage Plot)

Acoustic Set Up
(Guitar and Vocal Mic)

DJ Set Up
(DJ or Laptop running backing tracks with Vocal Mic)