Multi-instrumentalist musician, dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Andrea Ward is a one-of-a-kind artist who combines music and motion on her new album, ‘Ribbon of Water’, which was launched on February third.
The New York Metropolis artist is wholly unaffected by the fads and developments of at the moment, and as an alternative is impressed by a singular mix of musical genres and subgenres, resembling Icelandic Pop, Norwegian Rock, Experimental, Various Pop, Everlasting Wave and the Avant-Garde. All this permits Andrea to make use of her music as a device by which to dig deep inside her very psyche, and in so doing give listeners the chance to speak in confidence to the damaged facets of their being, by which to let go of these issues out of their management.
The six observe album, which will be streamed on Bandcamp and Spotify, will think of Icelandic artists Of Monsters And Males, and Bjork, whereas, within the case of observe 5, ‘Visiting Rooms’, we’re reminded of the keening laments of Eire, so employed by Dolores O’Riordan in The Cranberries’ music, ‘Zombie’.
Talking concerning the album, Andrea mentioned,
“The album is influenced by water, and water is the final word information for letting go, for yielding to forces past our management. I developed accidents this 12 months and got here to a degree the place my physique broke down from something, and my voice as effectively. Unable to do a variety of issues and unable to talk, I used to be compelled to relinquish management of life, and simply circulate. One music on the album is “Visiting Rooms,” impressed by Alzheimer’s which runs within the household. It’s nearly visiting the totally different rooms of consciousness, and of life, as if we’re all strolling one another by experiences that slowly train us to let go, which is what we’ll must do utterly ultimately. And every expertise leaves a mark on us, mentally, bodily, and I can take a look at an individual and see the way in which that life has crushed them up, has formed them. It’s made me pleased with my broken-ness in a manner. It makes life’s endeavors all of the extra significant once we’re coping with limitations. Once I consider life as one thing that’s slowly devouring me, slipping me away, it makes me need to give myself to life all of the extra.”
‘Ribbon Of Water’ makes nice use of Ward’s innate data of dance, because the listener can nearly really feel the motion within the music. Her creativity is on the border of the fact and the esoteric, and speaks to that sacred house we should always dare to cross over to.
‘Ribbon Of Water’ may very well be described as being a literal phoenix. In December, the home through which Andrea recorded the album burned down. In the identical week she had determined to let go of some huge concepts about life.
“I had simply carried out a meditation that evening of painfully saying goodbye to concepts and initiatives I had as soon as held carefully to my life plan. It was Dave Pelletier’s home, mainly an impressive artwork sanctuary within the woods he had constructed 20 years in the past. Soar forward 20 years and I met Dave by such fascinating means. I used to be touring by Europe and wanted a spot to settle to document. I meant to remain for a number of months, I ended up staying for a 12 months. We had been related in actually deep methods. I created completely every little thing there, the music movies, the underwater footage, I threw Dave’s drum set within the pool for some cool underwater pictures, I healed my backbone there, I healed my grief. Dave is like no different human being. His channels are all open, crops develop sooner round him, know-how goes haywire…That home, and the truth that it’s not there, makes the reminiscence of my time there much more of an enigma. The best way that artwork initiatives assembled shortly in that home was as if the Earth vitality was stronger there, or possibly the home had escaped the trendy typical world. I really feel that Dave saved my life. He saved my life and I burned his home down! Simply kidding, we don’t understand how the hearth occurred, however Dave was actually sturdy by all of it, shedding such particular artistic endeavors, unimaginable work and sculptures. The designer of the home (Steven Henry Lee) claimed it was his massive “Magnum Opus.” For me the hearth was like a wild animal, like nature throwing its divine match. It’s not just like the anger that throws dishes throughout the room. It’s merely a shove out the door, and a wordless thanks for the time spent.
Andrea Ward has launched three official music movies from the album, and they are often watched on YouTube. Watch ‘Awake at Evening’, and ‘Algorithm’. Watch the video for ‘Sport’ beneath. You could find out extra about Andrea Ward and her music on-line on her official web site, Instagram, Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and Fb.
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