Jennifer Yeung

Jennifer Yeung

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Biography

..."With immediate comparisons of Tori Amos coming to my mind, Jennifer Yeung's storytelling, vocal ranges and writing progressions are right there with the Queen of shock. Her sweet, yet subtle performance attacks with prominent progressions of human emotion and beautifully suspenseful melodies." -BRIAN RUTHERFORD, MUSE'S MUSE... "A very capable singer/songwriter, Jennifer Yeung's songs are expressive and thought provoking, sweet and invigorating." -CARMINE PASCUZZI, MEDIASEARCH (Music, Film, and Fashion-Australia)... "Dark, somber, moody Jennifer's music is very personal, like a journal and very inviting. The music is not edgy or hard but fantastic and melodic. The Emperor's Daughter is probably the most powerful song on her debut EP, Contemplate." -JEREMY BAKER, INDULGED.COM... "With a haunting voice and enchanting original composition, Jennifer Yeung weaves a world of magic and wonder. It's hard not to find yourself lost in the stories she tells. She achieves this effect especially well with The Emperor's Daughter. No matter what you're doing, when this song comes on, you suddenly find yourself watching this beautiful princess standing on a cliff with the sun at the back telling her tale of love and despair. The world is in much need of music like hers." -CHRISTINE ROSE, ASU WEBDEVIL... "I love your music. I love your material. It's unusual, and well written; a well spring of creative talent in there. You are not afraid to tackle some big subjects are you?" -ALEXA MACDONALD AND TOM AGOSTINO hosts of Folk Sessions KJZA 89.5 FM... "A truly amazing score, "The Librarian". It's the best score yet for one of my films - complex, dramatic, and very well written. " -MATTHEW JAMES, screenwriter/director for MANKIND PICTURES... "Jennifer Yeung embodies the soul of music. She opens her heart and willingly lets us all in when she is performing. She is a true work of art" -ANTHONY MAZZELLA, World renowned virtuoso guitarist... "To be so young and so talented-I wait with anticipation for what's to come because each new song peels away another layer of her blossoming talent". "....Jennifers music is epic and mesmerizing, not to mention just down right gorgeous! I look forward to her scoring Films in the future...that's how grand her talent is...." -L MAROLAKOS (Along Came Polly, Laurel Canyon, Memento)... FROM HER AUDIENCE.... "Jennifer brings out the intimacy of a private concert. It feels like an orchestra is behind her." ~ J. Albertz... "What I enjoyed the most was her amazing voice and the depth and honesty of her lyrics. Also, very cool of her to try out new pieces of music that were not fully complete which showed me some of her raw material and how it comes together." ~ C. Fowler... "You have a gorgeous voice! I loved "Near". Let us know when you'll be in Sedona" ~ E. Mercer... "Your voice is comforting and your playing is out of this world!" ~ J. ... "Strong voice and beautiful, powerful songs" ~ R. Manley... "I really enjoyed Jennifer's "real" lyrics and her honest expressionsextremely talented pianist and lyricist." ~ S. Bryne... "There are no words to describe the beauty and passion of your music. Listening to you play has inspired me." ~J.... "Really appreciate your honesty and your ability to share your feelings of love to us. I needed to re-connect with positive feelings of love. Thank you so much for helping me do that." ~ D. Hagerty... "Beautiful music I'm sure you've heard this a million timesreminiscent of Tori Amos. I can really feel your emotion come through the music." ~ N. Koufis... "Your music is so poignant. It touched me deeply." ~ L. Stolp... "I appreciate the passion and emotion that you put into each song, very contemplative." ~ J. Petty... "Inspiring and honest. Outstanding!" ~ W.... "You sound a whole lot like TORI AMOS- You have her same style she had before she got a band! You sound great." ~ H. Stearns...

Lyrics

Red Hula Girl

Written By: Jennifer Yeung

Verse 1: Knee deep in a douglas fir tree
My hips twitch for something real
Shine a light, shine a light momma Fortuna
All the mystics at your funeral, your midnight carnival

Chorus:
And I will be the red hula girl in your tree

Verse 2: If anyone asks I'm in the closet looking for a straight answer All else aside I find a lonely boy with blue eyes think I'll take him home with me
He says do you dare deny yourself you're my hula girl in a tree

Chorus:
And I will be the red hula girl in your tree

Bridge:
Find me a way, find me a way, find me a way to get to you...

Fairytales are sparse and prone to their death if you give it one chapter and lay it to rest...

So I'll wait by the side wait by the side holding my breath till you come flying by....

Cause it was never my thing, never my thing to not be there whenever you are near...

Verse 3:
Seasons change it's just a stage, I'm feeling kind of cold still wearing my hula skirt on this Kansas city road
Mud pies and sky scrapers all in tow and the memory is wide awake you haven't slept for days I know

Chorus:
I'll always be the red hula girl in your tree
And I will be the red hula girl in your tree

The Emperor's Daughter

Written By: Jennifer Yeung

Verse 1:
Picture me against the summer sky
Hear me as I talk softly my name is Yen the Emperor's Daughter

Oh I sit here all alone in the dark wondering what lies beyond the border my fear is confined behind these walls, no one can tell

Look at me they say that she is perfect to wed, nothing I said was heard

Chorus:
Come and you will see all I ever wanted to be was your darling princess girl, but instead I"m stuck in a whirlwind

Come and see my world isn't what is seems to be, hear me cry, Father, Emperor wipe the tears from my eyes

Verse 2:
Take a deep breath I'm starting to feel my body drift away from me cast me into the ocean tide, I am free. My one true love he grieves for me we promised each other, we'd find one another

Chorus

Bridge:
Memories embed themselves in my head, the consequence of desire the moment of truth, the Emperor, my father, and he couldn't recall that he loved me, his choice was made and his kingdom over me he stood and I shattered...

Chorus

Blue Steel Louie

Written By: Jennifer Yeung

I notice you have a penchant for the syncopation does it remind you of the instability in your life
I'm sure you will agree it's just a matter of perception because from where I stand you look pretty nice

I'll be upfront straightforward with you
I think I'm falling for you I think I'm falling for you
Blue Steel Louie you know you crack me up

I notice your eyes they sparkle even when you don't smile why would Crossroad Productions turn you down are you so surprised
To list the things that I adore you for I feel inclined to use a haiku over somewhat limiting two word rhymes

I'll be upfront straightforward with you
I think I'm falling for you I think I'm falling for you
Blue Steel Louie you know you crack me up

Just like yourself I'm not too sure of where to take this we could defer, delay, refer, replay or delegate
The opportunity once spoken of by Mr. Rob I merely chortled at the thought and felt the H2O clog

Up in my throat I almost spit it up but here we are
I think I'm falling for you I think I'm falling for you
Blue Steel Louie you know you crack me up

Moon

Written By: Jennifer Yeung


Publications write up the arrival the you
All dressed in black and white the film is barely new
And you stand there without a smile we're all counting on you
And surely you must be aware I've got a tear drop too

There goes the image son of a bitch
Can't quite carry a tune
Messengers of fables all but one
And I sent him to the moon

And as you washed up on shore I think I lost track of time
Calling all women of Seabourne this sailor sailor is mine
Running fingers through your salty hair don't want to change a thing
And surely you must be aware my craving's just beginning

There goes the image son of a bitch
Can't quite carry a tune
Messengers of fables all but one
And I sent him to the moon

And he said it's a one way ticket to the moon
And I said I think I'll miss you

I'm plunging down this black hole my thoughts can barely move
And suddenly I realize I've got ticket too

Slowly

Written By: Jennifer Yeung

Slowly I wait in the middle
Honey your attention hurts

Tell me why all these rules apply
Interrogation breeds my flight

Say what you want say what you will
One minute you're ready the next no more
Whatever holds you holds you back
I could stand right here till you're sure

But I'll say what I want I'll say what I will
One minute I'm ready the next no more
Whatever holds me holds me back
You'd understand that I'm sure

Across the tide just an ocean wide
Shall we say goodbye I think we're up too high

Say what you want say what you will
One minute you're ready the next no more
Whatever holds you holds you back
I could stand right here till you're sure

But I'll say what I want I'll say what I will
One minute I'm ready the next no more
Whatever holds me holds me back
You'd understand that I'm sure

Slowly I wait in the middle

Anyway

Written By: Jennifer Yeung

Picking up the phone it's 2 am and I should be asleep
Three hours later still awake I think there must be something wrong with me
Trying to hard to figure if you're really in love with me
Cause baby you know if it's just about the kill

It's an equally intriguing endeavor and we can make it equally impossible to weather

I love you anyway
I love you anyway
I love you anyway
So let's get them expectations for to play I might start believing you're mine prematurely and that's prob'ly not okay

Not that I think you had it in you to put me on your wall for display
But Mr. I love impossible challenges I'm sure if we just wait
What I think is right and what I feel I want are two very different things
I know I said I was ok but my insecurities they get a better hold of me

It's an equally intriguing endeavor and consequently equally enticing to weather

I love you anyway
I love you anyway
I love you anyway
So let's get them prerequisites out of the way it might make for a story or two someday

Charming as you are I have a feeling I won't be the first or last to hear your rendition of an alibi
How close do you intend to get?

I love you anyway
I love you anyway
I love you anyway

Discography


Dream The Ocean Blue, Musical Images for Bedtime
Contemplate, EP

Set List

Original Music
Classical Music