Lily-Rose Depp

(established July 23, 2014; last updated 12/11/16)

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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, t
his 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 from 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:

“My 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 the 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.
DEPP: But 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, but hopefully, music will always remain a part of her life!

2000     Vanessa Paradis: Firmaman, La Ballade de Lily Rose, and Bliss, on the album Bliss: vocals, uncredited
2007     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

1. Vanessa Paradis: Firmaman, La Ballade de Lily Rose, and Bliss
Vocals (uncredited)

Released 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 is 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 the song's namesake.  And Bliss is self-explanatory!  Johnny played lead guitar on Firmaman (see the Johnny Depp Rocks! Musician discography for more info). 

Bliss on Wikipedia


2. Vanessa Paradis: Divinidylle: Artwork
"Portrait intérieur: L-R"

Released on the album Divinidylle on September 3, 2007.  Johnny contributed the cover art for Vanessa's 2007 album, but Lily-Rose's portrait is featured inside the booklet.

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3. Vanessa Paradis: New Year: Songwriter

Released 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)"

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Lily-Rose's contribution to the song has been described by both Vanessa and Johnny in various interviews.

Vanessa 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 the 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 we’re all gone one day, this special project between daughter, mother and Johnny will live on. It’s a beautiful thought and very precious to me.”
Vanessa Paradis, from Elle, 2014: "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 together... Johnny and I never asked her to write a song, it’s just something that sort of happened on its own, and it happened when she was so little."
Vanessa Paradis, from The Independent, 2014: " 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.

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All Around The World on YouTube
Article at StyleIte announcing Lily-Rose's participation

5. Justin Bieber: Sorry
Dramatic reading

Released 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.

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6. Yoga Hosers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"I'm The Man #1 (censured): by Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith & Chrisopher Drake"
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.

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6a. Yoga Hosers
Actress, Singer

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.

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7. Chanel No. 5 L'Eau promotion
Actress (as Singer)


Released 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 'pretend' one."

No 5 L'Eau: The Film on YouTube

8. Vogue photoshoot
Model (as guitarist)

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British 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!

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