Premier album d'Aquariel
Aquariel, who is it? Hello to all ! For those of you who don't know me yet, let me introduce myself: Virgil, but you may know me as Aquariel! I've been making music with love and care for 10 years now, but now I want to take a step forward, with you, with a first album... A few words about the project,... Les fragments amoureux
The idea of this album was born while reading Fragments d'un discours amoureux written by Roland Barthes. It speaks about stories of love and the plurality of the emotions which are associated with it. I wrote the lyrics as poems, and wanted them to be understood independently of each other, but also as a whole, a journey between two lovers, alternating the joy of being together, sadness, excitement or regrets. The texts are non-gendered, since the message carried by this opus is that of a universal love without gender or orientation. The goal is to return to the simple things that unite us: our feelings.
The sound of Aquariel
Perez - Allongé sur la plage (Aquariel Remix)
I make French songs, resolutely pop and danceable. I recently had the opportunity to remix a track by Perez and to make a video to accompany it. This project will give you some keys to enter my visual and sound universe.
I want to be as transparent as possible with you, and explain to you concretely where your investment goes. So here is a small summary:
Registration to the SACEM : 100€
And yes, if I want to make a success one day and play alongside David Guetta at Coachella, I must be registered at the SACEM to ensure that my copyrights are protected!
Mastering : 400€
For you, muggles, it is important that you know that mastering is an essential step. It is indeed used to boost the volume of the tracks, and to bring them a smooth, neat aspect, in short: professional.
Remixes : 600€
I'm lucky, for this first opus, to have obtained a positive answer from Iñigo Montoya, Baka G and a third artist which I prefer to keep secret for the moment, (spoiler: it's going to be amazing ;) Animated clip of the Lead Single (scheduled January 18th) : 200€ MORGANE
Since the beginning, I work with Morgane
, a friend I met on the internet when we were 16. Together we created the graphic universe of Aquariel, and today we want to push it further by offering you an animated cartoon illustrating part of the messages conveyed by the album.
Merchandising : 400€
I wanted to invite two artists from Lille to work on the merchandising, let me introduce them to you:
From her first name Louise
, we met on the benches of the university, ten years ago. She is the one who pushed me to take singing lessons, and who has been there since the beginning. In addition to being an excellent singer, she is a talented seamstress. She has launched her
of upcycled clothing, and wants to embroider and hand sew the Totes Bags you will receive in return for your investment in the project. The cost of production will depend on the number of participants.
Then there is Maxime Martin
, the man I love. In addition to Barthes' book, it is our history and its ups and downs that made me want to talk about the indecisive poetry of love. Maxime is a visual artist who practices linocut, painting, drawing and modeling. It is for all these reasons that I wanted him to realize the posters that you will have the pleasure to hang in your room, or at best: in your toilet! :p
Je t'embrasse, Aquariel.