I'm indie singer-songwriter Cerulean, born Laurence Philip Warner in 1995 in Eastleigh a small town on England’s South Coast.
Growing up playing piano, I used to find inspiration walking to school in Eastleigh playing through noughties albums on my iPod Classic, and always dreamed of finding a voice for my songwriter's brain.
I got into recording thanks to my rapper alter-ego MC Beastly - an exaggeration of my chavvy teenage years.
Though I've found audience in the YouTube age, and release the occassional 'Double' (A & Beast side singles) or collab, I'm still devoted to the concept-album 💽, and am releasing 1, 2, 3 & 4 each summer of the 2020s ending in that number.
I'll turn a new leaf in 2025 when I turn 30.
So pick your side:
Sonic Influences 🙇♂️
Pop: Elton John for keys, Ed Sheeran for heart, O'Connell siblings for production, Lana Del Rey for nostalgia, Lady Gaga for high-concept
Alternative: Radiohead for song-structure, They Might be Giants & MC Frontalot for wit
Hip-Hop: The Streets & Skinnyman for British vibe, MC Grindah & Lil Dicky for character, Dave for wordplay, Beastie Boys for bombast, Chance the Rapper for vibe
MT: Lin-Manuel Miranda for storytelling, Robert Lopez for humour, Rogers & Hammerstein for emotion
Piano: Ludovico Einaudi for simplicity, Nils Frahm for electronic, Philip Glass for minimalism, Max Richter for concepts
Instruments: Vocals (baritone singing + rap) & Keys
+ alto sax & basic guitar/uke & drums
Record: Tula Mic in bedroom, or Studio if I'm lucky
Produce: Apple (i.e. Logic) MIDI keyboard
Vids: recent iPhone or other lightweight 4K cam
Edit: Apple (i.e. Final Cut)
My favourite thing in music is collaboration.
I want my solo music to be collaborative too, so I invite you to cover/sample/sync my songs freely non-commercially, to see what you can create with it!
I simply ask you do to the following: credit as songwriter 'Laurence Warner aka Cerulean' & link to this website. Then just let me know! I'll try to prevent any copyright claims on your content!
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