Pop singer/songwriter Julien Drolon released his debut single “Peace Through Music” as well as the video to accompany the track today September 21st. The date of the release coincides with the International Day of Peace. This day is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. “Peace Through Music” is the lead single from Julien’s upcoming album Time For Peace, which is expected to be released in March 2011.
Commenting on the track and video, Drolon said, “Music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. It doesn’t matter whether people are from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds – music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race.”
April Jones of MusicDish critiqued the song, stating “If you’ve ever daydreamed of taking a tropical vacation, sipping a fruity drink and dancing in the white sand, “Peace Through Music” would be the song playing in the back of your mind. With its reggae beat, pop guitar and harmonic supporting vocals, “Peace Through Music” is every bit a fun song. But as the title implies, the song carries a message of “love, peace and harmony” which is precisely what French-born Julien Drolon hopes to inspire in his fans.”
Drolon plays guitar and sings in English, French, Portuguese, Tagalog (the native language of the Philippines), and his musical style is pop influenced by reggae, funk and rock. His Filipino band, which records and plays with him on the road, consists of Enzo Queyquep on lead guitar, Joseph Duenas on bass, drummer Bon Sundiang, and keyboardist Leal Nanca.
The single “Peace Through Music” can be purchased through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/peace-through-music/id393858733?i=393858739&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
The video can be viewed at:
About Julien Drolon
Julien Drolon is a singer, songwriter, and former International Reporter, but the native Frenchman who now resides and records his album in the Philippines is on a musical mission for peace. Through a series of performances at the Peace Festival and Earth Dance in the Philippines, and the release of his debut single Peace Through Music” from the upcoming album “Time For Peace” which is slated for release at the beginning of 2011, Drolon is hard at work to make the world a better place for everyone. Drolon performed at the Asian music conference, Music Matters Festival, which was held in Hong Kong in May 2010 and at the opening of the China Music Industry Park – Shanghai in July, 2010.
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