Ben Beaumont-Thomas “Julee Cruise, singer and frequent David Lynch collaborator, dies aged 65” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/10/julee-cruise-singer-david-lynch-collaborator-dies-aged-65-b52s
Cruise’s best-known song was Falling – its instrumental, written by Angelo Badalamenti, was used as the theme to Twin Peaks, Lynch’s iconic TV show that debuted in 1990. Lynch wrote lyrics for Cruise’s vocal version, which reached No 7 in the UK charts, was a hit across Europe, and topped the Australian singles chart. It was included on her debut album Floating Into the Night, released in 1989.
Born in Iowa in 1956, Cruise began her collaborations with Lynch in 1986 for his film Blue Velvet, which prominently features her Badalamenti collaboration Mysteries of Love. In 1990, she appeared as a character called The Dreamself of the Heartbroken Woman in Lynch’s avant-garde theatre production Industrial Symphony No 1, alongside Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern.
Dorian Lynskey*3 “Julee Cruise’s angelic voice guided us through David Lynch’s American hell” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/10/julee-cruise-died-david-lynchs-americana-twin-peaks-blue-velvet
*1:See eg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julee_Cruise
*2:See also https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20101116/1289921511 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20130805/1375718392 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20141229/1419867285 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20160807/1470531483 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20160814/1471167213 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20170129/1485656667 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20170901/1504282380 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20170916/1505573364 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/2020/03/31/151023
*3:See also https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20050526 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20100603/1275586664 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20160903/1472925464 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20161114/1479100530 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/2022/05/28/104517