Netflix and ABC-featured Singer/Songwriter Roquois Releases Debut Album Metaphors
Featured on shows such as “Orange is the New Black,” “Switched at Birth,” and “The Fosters” Roquois’ music conveys a story about love, heartbreak and finding oneself .
Singer, Songwriter and Pop Artist Roquois, known for her songs featured in Emmy-award-winning Netflix series “Orange is The New Black,” Switched at Birth”, “Odd Mom Out”, and “The Fosters”, shares her debut album Metaphors.
Roquois is an eclectic Singer/Songwriter whose music has been heard worldwide. Her music has been featured in shows such as “Orange is the New Black”, “Switched at Birth”, “Odd Mom Out” and “The Fosters”. She has also performed on national television as a featured singer in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®, the National Independence Day Parade ® in Washington, D.C., and has performed live on WJLA’s Good Morning Washington. Roquois has also performed at venues including Howard Theatre (DC), Anita’s Way (NYC), Make Music New York Music Festival, The Abbey (Orlando), The Creative Alliance (Baltimore), Carnegie Library (DC), Penn Social (DC), Venue 578 (Orlando) and more.
From 2007 to 2015 Roquois has worked in Orlando, FL as a singer and songwriter for one of Orlando’s premier recording studios Plush Studios. She has worked with artists, musicians and producers affiliated with Sony, Universal Music, Def Jam, The Voice and more. Roquois is now located in the Washington, D.C. metro area where she continues her work as a songwriter while working as an independent recording artist. Her mantra: Singer – Songwriter – Superhero.
After writing for years for artists and producers affiliated with Sony Music, The Voice, Universal Music Group, and more, Roquois pursued her own solo project. Today, Metaphors is available on all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music and more.
“I am overjoyed to have my music available on all streaming platforms today,” said Roquois. “This album is a labor of love that has been in production for over 2 years. I have experienced many ups and downs while working on this project. When I thought it was almost complete, I had to scrap the project due to challenges of being a female in a complicated industry. It was back to the drawing board, then I fell in love shortly after resuming the project again, and then had my heart broken. I was depressed, and it affected my music greatly, it changed the way I approached my writing, my vocal melodies, everything. I used this change to redirect the path of the album. My songs reflect the various stages of grief for love, it was a journey to break myself out of the self-hate mindset. The main takeaways are finding the strength to move on, to be honest with oneself and to accept oneself. “
Metaphors contains 13 songs, all written and sung by Roquois, with R&B, hip hop, pop and acoustic guitar melodies. Producers included in the album have worked with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, and more. The album is targeted to music lovers fighting their way through a challenging experience in love, heartbreak or insecurity.
There is a song for everyone on this album. “Nowhere to Turn” is a song about the struggles of a he-said, she-said situation. “Copycat” explores the overconfident side of a person post breakup. “Insecure” vocalizes thoughts of Roquois’ own insecurities, and “Toast” is a celebration of leaving the past behind oneself, and moving on to bigger and better things, developing the strength to not let anyone bring you down.
Keep up to date with shows, appearances, and new music by following Roquois on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You can also visit her website Roquois.com.
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