KnightressM1

KnightressM1

 Oakland, California, USA
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KnightressM1: galactic hard-rock power trio fronted and founded by violinist, vocalist and composer Emily Palen brings authenticity, vulnerability and the power of truth to the forefront of rock. Music made by Super.Heroes for Super.Heroes.
Emily Palen ~ Rob Ahlers ~ Uriah Duffy

Biography

Emily Palen: Violinist, Pianist, Composer and Singer steps out as Musical Alchemist and Cross-genre artist KnightressM1.  

Emily began her classical violin training at the age of 4 with her mother and piano at the age of 5.  She continued her rigorous study with Michael Avsharian and Violin Professor Paul Kantor at The University of Michigan School of Music.  Emily took a fork in the road at 19 to pursue her individual style of music rather than finish out a career in classical music.  She brings the rich legacy of classical music forward into both the rock and electronica genres, creating something deeply rooted in the desire to transmute reality into something greater than it was before.  Her lyrics, strengthened by her fathers poetic influence and her collegiate study in creative writing illustrate the complexity of the human experience in a poignant and universal way.  

KNIGHTRESSM1 is the hard-driving, galactic power trio bridging to avant-garde electronica born from a passion for epic heavy rock, the heartbreaking harmonies of classical music training.   Proving the violin is a viable and natural front instrument for the rock world, Palen brings a refreshing take to the typical band landscape.  Built on a relentless rhythmic foundation, the expansive and heavy violin layers set a firm and fresh foundation for her star-telling lyrics.   KnightressM1 is the embodiment of the inexplicable, a song to rest in and a song for the superhero.   Using the energetic principles of musical alchemy, starseed coding and the quantum, KnightressM1 is playing the soundtrack for a world gone mad turning itself into a better place.  
Emily is currently in the studio recording the debut album for KnightressM1 at Studio 606, home base for The Foo Fighters.  She is back by bassist Uriah Duffy formerly of Whitesnake and Rob Ahlers of 50 Foot Wave.  John Lousteau, Chief Engineer for 606 is engineering and co-producing the record.  The album is set for release in the Fall of 2015.    

Lyrics

Supernova

Written By: Emily Palen

You picked a bright day
To make your mark
And fly away
I will run to you
In the moments before dawn
Don't be a stranger now that you're gone.

I will never forget
How my heart leapt
When I first saw you
You will always be my infinite home

Dear angel come
Make your mark
In the sky above
Be our light
In the time when we all
All must learn to fly
Katherine Grace come alive
It was a Sunday
On that bright highway

Katherine Grace
Teach me to fly
Teach me to love
To explode
Katherine Grace
Teach me to fly
Teach me to love
To explode
Katherine Grace
Teach me to fly
Teach me to love
To explode
Teach us to fly
To love to Explode
Teach us to fly
To love to Explode
Teach us to fly
To love to Explode
Into a giant Supernova

Katherine Grace
I love you
We love you
I love you
Always and forever I do
I love you
We love you
I love you
Always and forever I will find you
Katherine Grace
I love you
We love you
I love you
Always and forever
Always and forever yeah I do.....

Discography

Glass: Live at Grace Cathedral ~ Emily Palen Solo Violin
Released March 2012 on Valence Records
Creation ~ Emily Palen Solo Violin
Released December 21 2012 on Valence Records

Set List

Supernova
Fire
Raising Light
Force of Nature
Butterfly
Polarity Integrate
The Heat
Desolation Heartbreak
Zero Point
Gates of Dawn
Summer NYC
Remain The Same
The Epic
The Great Divide
Breathe
Sun
A Little Unfit
That Which Will Always Be