Shana Halligan, most well-known as the lead singer/songwriter of pop group Bitter:Sweet, has sold more than 500,000 records and has accumulated over 70 album credits to her name. Additionally, her music has received numerous high-profile synchs and licensing deals in film, TV, ad campaigns and beyond, including “Sex and The City”, “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Bright Eyes”, “The Blacklist”, “Orange Is The New Black”, “Entourage”, Victoria’s Secret, and Desperate Housewives, just to name a few. She’s also collaborated with many major acts, including writing and recording with Serj Tankian of System Of A Down and Thievery Corporation (co-writing and performing their biggest hit in recent years “Depth Of My Soul”), and has performed at several celebrated venues across the globe, including the Hollywood Bowl, the Royal Albert Hall (London), the Bowery Ballroom (NYC) and the Hotel Cafe (L.A.). Outside of her own music, Halligan also writes for other artists and is developing a TV project that combines her love for music and passion for cooking.
Halligan’s most recent solo endeavor, Back To Me, is an exploration of human sensuality told through songs of romance, heartache and personal reflection. Adding that perfectly sealed kiss of mystique, pain and hope, Halligan’s uniquely tortured voice brings back the art of classic vocal allure mixed with modern-day, moody production. Picture this: a Prohibition Era speakeasy in 1920s America backed by a futuristic electronic jazz band. Cutting through a haze of thick cigar smoke and the clamor of clinking martini glasses, Halligan stands tall and confident. All eyes are on her as she sashays across the stage. All ears are in tune as she lets her innermost emotions sink to the deepest pits of the soul. Her voice carries the vintage appeal of emotive jazz crooners, the ferocity and freedom of a modern woman in charge of her artistic destiny, and the vigor of a performer fully realizing her creative zenith. It’s a force all unique to Halligan and perfected on her latest accomplishment, Back To Me.
Back To Me is the result of an arduous personal journey for Halligan spread across a few short years. Following the dissolving of her previous band and a failed marriage, Halligan moved to Europe to find clarity, peace and inspiration. It was during this period where she discovered a renewed artistic renaissance via an array of collaborations, notably her time with celebrated new wave bossa nova French collective Nouvelle Vague and her experimentation in the electronic music space via work with producer Morgan Page and Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation. Through this heartbreak and travel, Halligan also released Richmond Parade (2012), but Back To Me is her reemergence as the voice missing in today’s modern music landscape.
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