Simone

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I don't care if I sing off key
I found myself in my melodies
I sing for love, I sing for me
I'll shout it out like a bird set free

- Sia, "Bird Set Free"

Ah, Simone Blake. Who doesn't love a good story of celebrity self-destruction, followed by a comeback?

Simone burst into the public consciousness in 2011 with her self-titled debut album. Critics praised her crystal clear soprano, in particular the contrast between it and the grittier rock stylings it was overlaid on. Commercially, it was also a success, with two of the songs ("By the Water" and "Don't Wait Up") charting, along with the album itself.

Then things started to go bad. There were rumors of an affair, a breakup, and drug use. Tabloids loved it, and just a few years after her hit debut, the main thing she was known for was stumbling drunkenly down the red carpet, vomiting in the street at 9 AM, and pissing herself during a show. In 2015, in the midst of this, she released a second album, "Because It's There." It was absolutely terrible, with lazy songwriting and raspy singing. Her label dropped her, and she slinked off to Prospect.

And then, in mid-2018, she released a new album. "Siren Song" debuted to positive critical and listener reviews, with Rolling Stone calling it "a layered and eclectic meditation on addiction and its aftermath." Like her first album, it charted, along with two singles ("Key to My Heart" and "After the Storm"). Although she's popped up in the tabloids here and there, mostly for allegedly cheating on her city councilman boyfriend, she seems to actually be doing well and staying clean this time.

RP Hooks
Fame 4: If you're even sort of familiar with pop music or celebrity culture, you know Simone's name and appearance. Probably also what her nipples look like, after that one drunken fall at the People's Choice Awards.
Music Lessons: Simone teaches voice at a small local academy, and also offers private lessons to dedicated students. Most are older teenagers or young adults, but she'll teach anyone who is sufficiently serious.
Beaches: Simone is a regular at the local beaches, and participates in monthly beach cleanups.
Prospect: Simone grew up in Prospect, in fact. Maybe you knew her before she was (in)famous.
Los Angeles: She's spent the last nine or so years in Los Angeles. Perhaps you met.
Eminence: Amasiel, member of the Silver Legion, made a small name for herself during the War. The minor mortal flock that she and several others watched over invariably came into conflict with equally small bands of loyalist humans, and her favored tactic was to use her voice to terrify and demoralize the enemy.


Contacts
Balance: A good friend, and an interesting one at that.
Carolyn: She's nice.
Ethan: Great guy. The glass eating is a little unsettling, though.
Jenny: A little strange, but I'm happy to have her.
Kaylin: I don't understand why he's so fussy about his name, but whatever.
Larry: I can't begin to say how much he means to me.
Maggie: I'm glad she came back.
Martine: She needs to leave my students and Larry out of this.
November: Not my problem anymore. Good fucking riddance.


Playlist
General
"Bird Set Free," Sia
"Pompeii," Bastille
Simone
"Chandelier," Sia
Amasiel
"Entre Ciel et Mer," Sleepthief
Torment
"Supervixen," Garbage
Love
"Bedroom Hymns," Florence + the Machine
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Full Name: Simone Blake

Born: June 15, 1988 in Prospect, CA

Occupation: Singer/Songwriter, Voice Instructor

Race: Demon

House: Defiler

Faction: Faustian

Celestial Name: Amasiel, Song of Breaking Waves

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Enchanting Voice

Spirit Sight and Dual Perception

Cannot Enter Holy Ground


Defiler Faustian

Stereotypes

Mortals I... it's complicated.
Vampires Poor things.
Willworkers I've met two people calling themselves willworkers. Neither of them know nearly as much as they think they do.
Ghosts Dead mortals have got to be the single least threatening thing in all of Creation.
Fae If only I could remember...
Luciferans I admire your faith in our former leader. I wish I could share it.
Cryptics Not my area of expertise or interest, but I'm glad someone's tackling this.
Raveners I understand the temptation all too well.
Reconcilers Pathetic. And why is siding with the enemy viewed as acceptable in polite company?

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