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Please note that
the Johnny Depp Rocks! website gives the utmost respect for Lily-Rose
and her privacy. While she has also started careers in both
acting and modeling, this page will focus on just the
music-related projects that have
either been officially credited, or mentioned by Johnny, Vanessa
Paradis, or another trusted friend or family member.
Johnny and Vanessa's children,
Lily-Rose and Jack,
have grown up surrounded by the music of both parents. Even
an early age, they have also occasionally contributed to both parents'
musical projects, whether it be vocals, instrumentals, or artwork.
In a 2014 interview with the Philippine
Inquirer, Johnny said:
daughter... is one of the smartest human beings I have
ever known. She has far surpassed myself and my friends. She is just a
genius. Lily-Rose is interested in the arts. She is interested in
acting, possibly entertaining and singing as well. She’s got
goods. She can certainly deliver. They are both great talents. I wish I
could shy them away from it. But the kids are going to make the
decisions. It’s what they want to do.” In January of 2016, while promoting the film Yoga Hosers with her longtime friend and co-star Harley Quinn Smith, they were asked by Interview if they ever had a band together:
BROWN: The Colleens have a band in the film. Did you ever have a band or play music together?
SMITH: When we were six...
DEPP: I don't think we even sang one song.
SMITH: No, but we wrote one. I have a notebook.
DEPP: Pink Elephant was the name of the band and then "Elephant Love" was the name of the song.
SMITH: I actually still remember that.
we never sang one song. I remember I was in France for six months,
because I used to always travel there, and I remember calling you: "I
don't know if I can be in the band because I'm stuck here in France
for, like, six months." I was six-years-old and like, "I think we need
to have a serious conversation about this."
SMITH: Yes, she was like: "This is really important."
In other interviews, while Harley has said
that she always wanted to be a bass player, even when she was little,
Lily-Rose didn't really think very much about playing music.
In 2016 while promoting the new Chanel No.5 L'Eau scent, she said, "I no longer have any desire to be a singer in real life." Nevertheless, as shown below, she has already gotten a few musical
credits under her belt. Time will
tell what permanent career path Lily-Rose will choose,
will always remain a part of her life!
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Vanessa Paradis: Firmaman, La Ballade de
Lily Rose, and Bliss, on the
Bliss: vocals, uncredited|
Vanessa Paradis: Divinidylle (album): artwork
2013 Vanessa Paradis: New Year, on the
albums Love Songs and Love Songs Tour: songwriter
2015 Rejjie Snow: All Around The World (music video): actress
2016 Justin Bieber: Sorry (dramatic reading): spoken word
2016 Yoga Hosers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: vocals
2016 Yoga Hosers (motion picture): actress, singer
2016 Chanel L'Eau: The Film (advertisement): actress (as singer)
2016 Vogue photoshoot: model
Vanessa Paradis: Firmaman, La Ballade de Lily Rose, and Bliss
on the album Bliss on October 17, 2000.
While still a baby,
Lily-Rose voice was recorded and added to several songs released on
Vanessa Paradis' album, Bliss. She is heard to coo throughout
most of the song Firmaman, says "Mama" after La Ballade de Lily Rose,
and "Dada" just before the start of Bliss. Her vocals are not
officially credited, but Vanessa
has spoken of the contribution. She said in a French magazine
interview in 2000: "That
something totally selfish. In this "family LP", Johnny and I wanted to
have our daughter's voice engraved on this record for the rest of our
lives, to have a souvenir from all these happy moments we shared
altogether. It's really a personal pleasure and not something we did to
introduce her to the world."
Vanessa wrote both Firmaman and Le
Ballade de Lily Rose, while she and Johnny co-wrote Bliss. Firmaman,
a French play on the words "heaven" and "mother" is an ode to Vanessa's
unborn baby. La Ballade de Lily Rose is obviously inspired by
song's namesake. And Bliss
is self-explanatory! Johnny played lead guitar on Firmaman
(see the Johnny Depp Rocks! Musician
discography for more info).
Vanessa Paradis: Divinidylle: Artwork
on the album Divinidylle on September 3, 2007. Johnny
the cover art for Vanessa's 2007 album, but Lily-Rose's portrait is
featured inside the booklet.
Vanessa Paradis: New Year: Songwriter
on the album Love Songs on May 13, 2013.
"Ruth Ellsworth Carter /
Lily-Rose Depp - Johnny Depp - Vanessa Paradis"
Also released as a live version on the album and DVD/Bluray, Love Songs Tour, November 24, 2014.
"Lily Rose Depp (Compositeur)"
to the song has been described by both Vanessa and Johnny in various
Paradis, from the French Elle
magazine, 2013: Asked
about the New Year title co-written by her daughter Lily Rose, Vanessa
Paradis says: "This is a song that Lily Rose found the melody and the
first sentence when she was 6 years old. I found it sublime. We
finished the song with family seven years later. " Asked if she
considers Lily Rose to have a talent for music, Vanessa Paradis
answers: "Yes, she has a natural gift for it."
Vanessa Paradis, from Les Les Inrockuptibles, 2013: "This
song was composed very long ago, eight years ago. There was only the
chords, I was looking for a melody that I could not find. My daughter,
who was 6 years old at the time, began to hum something sublime. This
melody has remained with the first sentence of the text, as it was sung
at age 6. And the text was written a year ago."
Johnny Depp, from British OK Magazine CinemaCon 2013 interview:
[Question]And are you collaborating with your ex Vanessa on
next album?[Johnny]On Vanessa's latest record? I don't think I played
on anything. [Question] Wasn't it something with you and your daughter?
[Johnny] Ah yes. There was a little song, some chords that I wrote and
Lily-Rose came up with melody to that.
Vanessa Paradis, from German Grazia, via Yahoo
News Singapore, 2013: “Johnny
wrote the chorus [note- she probably said "chords", not "chorus"] and
one day our daughter, who was younger at the time, just sang a melody
on the track. We recorded the song and I still have that recording,
because to me it was incredibly beautiful. Now I decided to turn it
into a complete song. The record is eternal and even when
all gone one day, this special project between daughter, mother and
Johnny will live on. It’s a beautiful thought and very
Paradis, from Elle,
"Well what happened was, Johnny [Depp] had written the chords of a song
and I was looking for a melody. Our daughter was six years old, and
Johnny kept playing the chords over and over, trying to find a tune.
She heard the song so many times that she finally came up with the
prettiest melody for the verses by herself. She made up her own words,
too, for the first part. And when I heard it, I said, 'This is so
pretty, can I use it?' So that’s how the song came
Johnny and I never asked her to write a song, it’s just
that sort of happened on its own, and it happened when she was so
Paradis, from The
took a long time. Johnny's chords were really so pretty. And I knew I
wanted to make a song of it, but it took all those years. I even tried
it on my last album (Divinidylle), but I couldn't find it. I
needed Lily-Rose's melody."
4. Rejjie Snow: All Around The World music video: Actress
"New music video by Rejjie Snow starring Amir Legrone and Lily-Rose Depp"
Released on July 7, 2015. Lily-Rose is prominently featured in this music video by the Irish rapper Rejjie Snow.
All Around The World on YouTube
Article at StyleIte announcing Lily-Rose's participation
5. Justin Bieber: Sorry
February 10, 2016. Lily-Rose was one of 29 celebrities to "Dramatically
Read Justin Bieber's Sorry." Vanity Fair published this hilarious
video that also featured Lily-Rose's Yoga Hosers costars Harley Quinn
Smith and Natasha Lyonne, as well as Jon Hamm, John Legend, Aldis
Hodge, John Krasinski, Don Cheadle, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chelsea
Handler, Gabrielle Union, Zosia Mamet, Jesse Plemons, Kathryn Hahn,
Rebecca Hall, Thomas Middleditch, Armie Hammer, Elisabeth Moss, Greta
Gerwig, Maya Rudolph, Nick Jonas, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Kate
Beckinsale, Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Chloë Sevigny, Bryce Dallas
Howard, and Judd Apatow.
6. Yoga Hosers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"I'm The Man #1 (censured): by Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith & Chrisopher Drake"
"Babe: by Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith & Chrisopher Drake"
"O' Canada: by Lily-Rose Depp & Harley Quinn Smith"
Released on Digital and Vinyl on June 10, 2016. According to Interview,
Lily-Rose and Harley Quinn's characters in Yoga Hosers "play in a riot
grrl-influenced band called Glamthrax"
that practices in the back room of the convenience store they work
in. The interview indicated that the characters sing in the film,
on "O Canada" and Styx' "Babe," and that the songs weren't originally
planned to be in the film. The track list on Amazon credits these
two songs as well as the rap-based "I'm The Man." The Glam Skanks, Vee
Witkin's band, also play on three songs on the soundtrack.
6a. Yoga Hosers
Released September 2, 2016. Lily-Rose stars as Colleen Collette in the film, Yoga Hosers,
which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24,
2016. Released on various streaming services in Fall 2016 and on
DVD/Blu-Ray November 22, 2016. An early official still
showed Lily-Rose singing on a stage, with castmate Harley Quinn Smith
playing bass. In the film, they rehearse at the convenience
store where they work as well as in their rooms, singing on several
songs. Lily-Rose also plays guitar in one scene.
7. Chanel No. 5 L'Eau promotion
Actress (as Singer)
October 21, 2016. Lily-Rose promotes the new Chanel scent in a 1 minute
short film advertisement. Among the many personas she portrays is
a singer. Asked
"In the No. 5 film, you play several roles. Which one is most like
you?," she responds, "The one where I’m having fun with the mics, where
my hair is curly and I’m playing a singer. I no longer have any desire
to be a singer in real life, that is why it was so much fun to be a
No 5 L'Eau: The Film on YouTube
8. Vogue photoshoot
Model (as guitarist)
Vogue December 2016. Similar to the L'eau promotion, Lily-Rose did a
photoshoot for Vogue UK in which she poses with a multicolored
guitar. Whether or not she spends much time playing guitar, we
can guess that her dad probably gave her at least a couple of pointers!