Posted on June 10, 2022
“I said goodbye to my wife, Julee Cruise, today. She left this kingdom on her terms. No regrets. She is at peace. She now she will wander forever. You rest in peace, my love ”.
So Edward Grinnan shared with his wife’s fans the disappearance of Julee Cruise, the charming pop singer known for his collaborations with director David Lynch.
She died at the age of 65.
Cruise’s most famous song was Falling: the instrumental version, written by Angelo Badalamenti, was used as the theme of Twin Peaks, Lynch’s iconic TV series that premiered in 1990. Lynch wrote the lyrics for the vocal version. by Cruise, which peaked at number 7 on the UK charts. It 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 her film Blue Velvet, which features her collaboration with Badalamenti Mysteries of Love. In 1990, she appeared as a character called The Dreamself of the Heartbroken Woman in Lynch’s avant-garde theatrical production of Industrial Symphony No 1, along with Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern.
Her artistry has earned her a passionate cult following, drawn to Cruise’s pristine and innocent voice. “Technically this music is so delicate that it’s a challenge to even sing it,” he said in 1990 “But at the same time, it allows me to be more dramatic, more psychotic than if I were just singing ‘Oh, baby, baby’ into the microphone. Some things you can’t overdo it while singing. This, I can overdo it and get away with it. I can stylize it “.
She appeared as a character in Twin Peaks, singing in the town bar and in the spin-off of the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. She also starred in Twin Peaks: The Return, the third season of the cult series, in 2017.
In 2018, she said of their working relationship: “It’s like you’re her little sister – you don’t like your older brother telling you what to do. David is stupid. He sometimes he can have these tantrums. And have you ever seen his character? Anyone can look funny when he gets angry. But I love him. “
Another high-profile film collaboration dates back to 1991, when Cruise covered Elvis Presley’s Summer Kisses, Winter Tears for the soundtrack of Wim Wenders’ Until the End of the World.
Her albums have been sporadic: she released The Voice of Love in 1993 – three of her songs from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – then The Art of Being a Girl in 2002 and My Secret Life in 2011. She has also been on tour. as a member of the B-52s in the 1990s and other guest appearances include singing alongside Pharrell Williams on hip-hop duo Handsome Boy Modeling School’s Class System.
In 2018, she announced that she had been diagnosed with lupus and was suffering from chronic pain.