Talent, sex appeal, and a voice that demands attention are just a few of the elements that come together to define the singer, Aline. Contributing to her powerhouse vocals and musical abilities is her experience in classical piano, which she mastered at quite a young age. She studied opera at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons and amidst a life of travel, she came to call Paris home. While living in the city of love, Aline was also captivated by the world of desires and fetishes and became a professional dominatrix.
A Belgium native now living in New York City, she has begun to take the industry by storm as a performer with an unapologetic presence that is capturing the hearts of both men and women along with some very well-known names in the music industry.
Aline’s single, “Break Your Heart” has been generating some highly favorable heat for its addictive sound and message as she croons confidently about being the heartbreaker instead of the girl with her heart broken. She combined her talent for writing with that of with songwriter/ producer Lynn Verlayne for the track, who says Aline is “a highly motivated visionary. A superstar that I predict will be huge by 2014!”
Les Grooves, known for working with Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Depeche Mode and Radiohead, produced the song. “Aline is a strong character: Great to work with and will no doubt be crowned New York’s Queen of Electronic Pop, if not the world,” says Grooves.
Bob Leone, the popular songwriter that discovered both Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey has already expressed his faith in the singer, saying, “Aline knows exactly who she is and what she wants to accomplish. If you haven’t already heard her name, you soon will.”
Next up will be Aline's single, “Princess Boy,” which was produced by Brian Deneeve of The Wanted. Additionally, Scott Jacoby, a Grammy Award winning producer whose credits include John Legend and Vanessa Hudgens is working on the production of her song “SuperFreak.”
A busy woman indeed. But, when speaking with Aline, one comes to find that not only is she gifted and poised, she is also a very kind spirit, radiating positivity and a sincere sense of empowerment that is most likely to win over a diverse and global audience.
Q: As I watched your music video “Break Your Heart,” I felt as though it was a fitting introduction to the bold and sensual world of Aline. Can you share a bit of a teaser with us about what the concept of your next single and video will be?
Aline: The next single will be “Princess Boy.” The song is about how I really have a love and admiration for people who cross dress. I want them to know they are beautiful and should dare to do it and be themselves! In general, I just want people to know that it is ok if you do something that is not considered normal… Do it anyway! Someone will love you for it. It is OK to explore. The concept of the Princess Boy video, which we have already shot, is a teenager in front of a vanity in his room and he is just playing around with makeup, wigs and dresses. Just really exploring who he wants to be. When I began writing it, I came up with the term “Princess Boy” and I actually googled it to see if the concept has been talked about before and to possibly get some inspiration. I got to know that there is a whole culture of Princess Boys that love dressing up and love fashion. Researching that for the song just definitely made me fall in love with drag queens.
Q: You have lived a life of travel, but I would love to know what it was while living in Paris that sparked your interest in Fetish and Domination?
A: I have always had those things in me but I held them in. When I was in Paris I was dating someone that introduced me to those things and brought it out. He liked being submissive so I was always in the domination role. Then I learned more about it and really liked it so I started making money out if it and doing it for a living.
Q: As an artist with a strong background in classical music, what about electronic pop made you gravitate towards the genre?
A: Growing up I played the piano, sang opera and classical music. I also got into some rock bands. Eventually, the pop side of me emerged. I knew I wanted to write music that would touch a lot of people. Then when I met Lynn Verlayne, songwriter, we started to write songs together and really develop that pop side of me. I guess I am an extreme person so I started making music that was a little edgy. I wanted to touch a lot of people and lyrically I feel I was achieving that. Then we began adding the electronic instruments in and that’s putting more of me in there…that is my sound.
Q: What is your creative fuel for your music as far as your message and your inspirations?
A: My message is mostly about expressing yourself. I want to encourage everyone to just be yourself, even if you are different. For example, if you are very sexual, or not, it is important to just go for it. Just be happy.
My inspirations are in the people that I meet, experiences that I have and sometimes even stuff that I see in the media. Part of my art is that I always want to turn negative things around to make them empowering for people. That is what “Break Your Heart" is about. Not someone else breaking your heart but you doing the breaking of the hearts if needed… You taking control! Even though in the end, we should all live in harmony with each other, respect each other, communicate, and not break any heart.
Visit Aline's website at alinesworld.com