Lolene in New York City for Fashion Week, 2010
|Birth name||Lolene Ebony Everett|
|Also known as||Lolene|
March 12, 1985 |
Bristol, United Kingdom
|Instruments||Drums, oboe, flügelhorn|
|Labels||Island Def Jam|
|Associated acts||J.R. Rotem, Nellee Hooper, Martina Topley-Bird, Nasri, The Messengers, Roni Size, Christopher Rojas, Spike Stent, Kanye West, Sam Sparro, Scott Cutler|
Lolene was raised by her mother and describes herself as "independent by default" for this reason. While in Bristol, Lolene began singing backing vocals for Martina Topley-Bird (vocalist for Tricky) and also collaborated with local drum and bass pioneer Roni Size.
On relocating to London, Lolene signed a development deal with BMG Records to front their latest girl group. She wrote the group's material, but left shortly after to pursue a solo career and focus on her songwriting. Lolene created her alter ego, Miss Foo Foo, while involved in London's club scene. She describes her created character as "the spoilt, extravert, heightened part of my existence."
Lolene moved to Los Angeles and signed to Beluga Heights/Sony ATV after being discovered by record producer J.R. Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears) and his manager Zach Katz. Initially hired as a writer, Lolene began developing her personal sound with the help of Rotem and other producers.
2009: The Electrick Hotel and Cracked Not Broken
Lolene released her debut album The Electrick Hotel in 2012.
Lolene released her debut single Sexy People in 2009. The track reached #5 as of Billboard Magazine Dance Club Chart December 1, 2009 issue. The first official single from her album, Rich (Fake It Til You Make It) was released on April 19, 2010. An official music video was shot for the song and premiered on June 29, 2010. Lolene has mentioned in interviews that the 90s inspired Lionheart will be the next single.
2012–present: She's Got a Pulse
A new EP named She's Got a Pulse was released on 12 December 2012. Lolene describes it as a collection of songs celebrating the fact she is musically alive.
The Electrick Hotel track listing
|1.||"Intro (Welcome to the Electrick Hotel)"||Lolene, Tom Meredith||Tom Meredith||0:47|
|2.||"Sexy People"||Lolene, Christopher Rojas, Nasri, Christina Milian||Chris Rojas||4:05|
|3.||"Rich (Fake It Til You Make It)"||Lolene, Adam Messinger, Nasri, Damon Sharpe||The Messengers||3:58|
|4.||"Lionheart"||Lolene Tom Meredith, Sheppard Solomon||Tom Meredith||4:35|
|5.||"Ordinary Girl"||Lolene, Nellee Hooper, Rune Westberg||Nelle Hooper||4:00|
|6.||"Under The Bus" (featuring Sam Sparro)||Lolene, Sam Sparro, Jesse Rogg||Sam Sparro||4:20|
|7.||"Interlude (Room Service)"||Lolene, Tom Meredith||Tom Meredith||0:44|
|8.||"Carousel"||Lolene, Mushtaq Omar||3:26|
|9.||"Radio Radio"||Lolene, Josh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein||Josh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein||4:15|
|10.||"Just For The Record"||Lolene, Tom Meredith||Tom Meredith||3:50|
|11.||"Limousine Luva"||Lolene, Luciana, Richard Vission, Chico Bennett||Richard Vission, Chico Bennet||3:30|
|12.||"Die Without Love"||Lolene, Damon Sharpe, Carl Ryden||Carl Ryden, Damon Sharpe||3:52|
|13.||"Bang Bang"||Lolene, Josh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein||Josh Abraham, Oliver Goldstein||3:10|
|14.||"Messed Up"||Lolene, Warren Felder||Oak||3:58|
|15.||"Beautiful Disaster"||Lolene, Chris Braide||Chris Braide||4:14|
|16.||"Dancing on Diamonds (Bonus)"||Lolene, Chris Rojas, Alex James||Chris Rojas||3:36|
|17.||"Zoo (Bonus)"||Lolene, Chris Rojas, Alex James||Chris Rojas||2:51|
Cracked Not Broken track listing
|2.||"I Wish"||Lolene vs. Skee-lo vs. Willow Smith||1:51|
|3.||"Leave Your Girl"||Lolene vs. Dizzie Rascal vs. Calvin Harris vs. Greg Ogan||3:32|
|4.||"Super Trouper"||Lolene vs. ABBA vs. Dr. Dre||2:51|
|5.||"Electrick Dreams"||Lolene vs. Cory Heart vs. Damon Sharpe||4:11|
|6.||"Boujis Baby"||Lolene vs. Mr. DJ||3:35|
|7.||"Slippy Heights"||Lolene vs. Kate Bush vs. Underworld||3:20|
|8.||"In Your Head Zombie"||Lolene vs. The Cranberries||3:34|
- Sample credits
- "I Wish" contains a sample from "Whip My Hair" as performed by Willow Smith.
- "Slippy Heights" contains a sample from "Born Slippy .NUXX" as performed by Underworld.
She's Got a Pulse track listing
|3.||"Shake the Building (feat. Mic Righteous)"||2:44|
|5.||"Even Angels Cry"||3:56|
|8.||"Destroy the Disco"||3:48|
|9.||"Bite Your Tongue"||3:17|
|10.||"My Boyfriend Wants to Kill Me"||1:56|
|12.||"Kiss My Revolution"||3:42|
Lolene sings background vocals on the Rick Ross featuring T-Pain single "The Boss". Lolene has collaborated with award winning writers Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Jesse McCartney) Andreas Carlsson (Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion) with whom she wrote "Heartache on the Dance Floor" for Janet Leon. She writes with Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyoncé), Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Leona Lewis), Danja (Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado), Harvey Mason, Jr. (Chris Brown, Jordan Sparks), Elva Hsiao ("Wow", "Loving you") "Life is a Dance Floor" for Latin artist Pee Wee and Christina Milian with whom she wrote Teairra Mari's track "Diamonds" featuring Kanye West and write with Christina Milian for a track titled "Invisible". On July 8, a demo written by Lolene and recorded by Lindsay Lohan called "Too Young To Die" was leaked through the gossip website Perez Hilton.
- Studio albums
- The Electrick Hotel (2012)
- She's Got a Pulse (2012)
- Cracked Not Broken (2010)
- "Martina Topley-Bird - Quixotic, Discogs". Retrieved 2009-04-18.
- "'Awkward pop' singer signs deal - Bristol Evening Post". Retrieved 2009-04-06.
- "'Billboard Dance Chart'". Retrieved 2009-12-04.
- "'WAPS interviews Lolene'". Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- "'Rap-Up.com - Unwrapped: British Songstress Lolene'". Retrieved 2009-12-04.