Julee Cruise

Genres: Drama Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

1 December 1956, Creston, Iowa, USA. This female vocalist rose to fame in 1990 as the musical star of David Lynch’s cult television series, Twin Peaks, gliding above Angelo Badalamenti’s music and Lynch’s lyrics on the show’s memorable theme tune, ‘Falling’. Cruise, who has a degree in French horn from Drake University, had worked with Badalamenti and Lynch before, contributing ‘Mysteries Of Love’ to the soundtrack of 1985’s Blue Velvet. She also appeared in another Lynch/Badalamenti production, Industrial Symphony No. 1, in which she was suspended above an industrial landscape by a web of wires. Her critically-acclaimed debut, Floating Into The Night, was released in late 1989. The album mixed the sense of small town melodrama and macabre embodied by ‘Falling’ with her own, measured vocal identity. Her commentary on it; ‘it’s a very romantic album, but it’s realistic. When you’re in love...

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