French soul singer/songwriter Hyleen unveils the stunning visuals for ‘My Queen’, the first single off her upcoming album. Directed by her brother Hadrien Besse, Mathilde Leclerc and shot near Etretat cliffs in France, the music video is a heartwarming tribute to her mother: “This song is dedicated to all the strong, marvelous and beautiful women who make us a better person. Here’s to our moms, our heroines and to my personal Queen that I miss so much.” The song was recorded in Los Angeles at the Greene Room Studio and was mixed by Q Million (Robert Glasper, Quincy Jones, Jill Scott).
Hyleen’s powerful and husky voice has the ability to captivate audiences wherever she goes. Her interest in music stems from childhood: the self-taught musician played the guitar in her brother’s band before starting to write her own songs. She later studied musicology at University before broadening her musical horizons at the National Conservatory in Paris. After honing her skills as a singer-songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, she decided to work on her solo project. Her debut album ‘U & I’ which was released in 2014, includes an amazing line up of guests such as Omar, Frank McComb and Chris Dave (Adele, Erykah Badu) on drums. Following this release, Hyleen decided to travel around the world to introduce her music to new audiences. She has had the opportunity to perform in New York, Paris and Japan. She has also supported artists such as Jarrod Lawson and Anthony David.
The songstress’ second album ‘B-side’ was released in 2018. After travelling to India and Polynesia to promote the record, Hyleen was eager to come back to work on her new album. She adds “Writing all this new material has truly been like therapy for me… Full of emotions, I talk about all those memories we have with someone we love. How important it is to cherish these precious times before it’s too late, but even more important, how strong and positive we can stay, making them live through our own story. “