the gilded lilies

the gilded lilies

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Sweet catchy classic pop songs that will make you feel like you can take on the world. Imagine Ricky Lee Jones hanging around the piano with the Beatles on a sunny day. A breath of fresh air!

Biography

Singer songwriters Joanna de Seyne and Jennifer Paskow met in 2006 while standing in line at a music conference. After a lengthy conversation which included birthing children and Buddhism, they exchanged numbers and agreed they would get together for a writing session. After writing their first song together they both knew that it would be a fruitful partnership.

Now, two years later, it has indeed proven to be. They recently signed with Format Entertainment (Transfomers, Iron Man, and Alvin and the Chipmunks).Their song “So Long Farewell” recently won ‘best-in-category’ in the West Coast Songwriters competition. A second song, “Never Gonna Stop”, earned honorable mention in the same singer-songwriter category.

Consistent with their mission to use the music they create to bring a message of empowerment and hope, the duo are currently working with the global ambassador for the Dove Self Esteem Fund, Jess Weiner, whose ground breaking workshops bolster self-esteem in girls and young women across the country. Their song, “On the Inside”, has been adopted as the opening anthem for these events.

Their debut EP “the gilded lilies volume one” is available now at Itunes and Amazon.

"Our Extended Story"

Months went by before they were finally able to find a time to collaborate but when they did, the session produced magic. “I’ve been co-writing for years. I love the collaborative process,” explains Joanna. “But the outcome of our first session was truly magical, and that doesn’t happen very often. I knew we had something special to offer each other.”

An uncanny coincidence brought Jennifer and Joanna even closer together: Both of their fathers suffered from the same incurable disease and both patriarchs were being treated in N.Y. by the same doctor in the same hospital.

“The whole process was in the back of our minds as we wrote,” says Jennifer. “The process of watching someone you love suffer, and the feelings of loss and grief that follow you wherever you go when you are simply trying to get up in the morning and face the day can be an enormous challenge. But it can also be a source of great inspiration. It has been quite a journey, these past two years, but it is one we have been able to travel together through music.”

The gilded lilies are the fruit of the past two years of creative collaboration. Joanna took a few years off from music to raise a family. The death of her father, who was an orchestra conductor, opened a new world of inspiration to draw from. “I felt I had been on hold creatively as I tried to get through his illness and death. But when he passed away, I was suddenly open again. I had so much to say and so many musical stories to tell. And it wasn’t coming from a place of sadness or loss. It was coming from a place of strength and overcoming adversity."

Lyrics

Never Gonna Stop

Written By: Joanna de Seyne and Jennifer Paskow

Never Gonna Stop
Words and music by Joanna de Seyne and Jennifer Paskow

Seems to me the world’s gone crazy
Doesn’t feel that way to me today
Don’t know what it is but I feel hopeful
Like I could be anything I want
I want to be
Think I’ll go for a walk now
Tell everyone I know
Tell everyone I see

Never gonna stop
Never gonna stop
Stop believing
Never stop your dreaming
Cause we can have it all
Never gonna stop never gonna stop
Stop your dreaming
Never stop believing
Cause we can have it all

It’s funny how I can take just about anything and make a drama out of it
I’m living inside my head
You know I’ve been thinking there must be a better way
So I choose my heart instead
My heart instead

Think I’ll go for a walk now
Tell everyone I know
Tell everyone I see

Never gonna stop
Never gonna stop
Stop believing
Never stop your dreaming
Cause we can have it all
Never gonna stop never gonna stop
Stop your dreaming
Never stop believing
Cause we can have it all

So Long Farewell

Written By: Joanna de Seyne and Jennifer Paskow

Who will say there's nothing
between us
We can't say we didn't try
We thought love
Would give us all the answers
The one's we needed to get by

I thought I was stronger
I was wrong
And I can't live a lie any longer

So Long Farewell
I'm leaving this time for good
And it might hurt a bit
But it's time to move along
I'll carry your love with me

So many promises
we tried to live up to
The memories kept us hanging on
For all the differences
that drew us to each other
We have simply grown apart

I thought I was stronger
I was wrong
And I can't live a lie any longer
So Long Farewell
I'm leaving this time for good
And it might hurt a bit
But it's time to move along
I'll carry your love with me

Time after time
I've imagined our lives
Woven intricately together forever
La la la la
La la la la
La la la la
La la la

So long farewell
I'm leaving this time for good
And it might hurt a bit
But it's time to move along
I'll carry your love with me

Discography

the gilded lilies volume one

Set List

Beautiful I Remember You
Take Me Home Again
So Long Farewell
This Day
Never Gonna Stop
Rhythm in the Chaos
Carry Me
Best Day of My Life
Bring Me Alive
Unstoppable
Big Stars