An Ambient Pop plume, underpinned by trotting rhythm and topped with airy layers of vocals.
Inspired artist Jewelia creates a dreamy and floating soundscape, frescoed as a journey into a metaphorical labyrinth of life.
Jewelia is an independent singer-songwriter from Romania who makes videos on Youtube.
Moving to the UK to pursue her music, study audio production, and aiming to become better at recording and producing her own music, Jewelia – or Iulia on her real name – was fortunate enough to have access to great facilities and being able to use university studios, microphones, and cameras, to start making performance videos, then to build up her YouTube channel.
After moving to the UK, the first song she wrote was “Aquarium.” A song that was also chosen as the official soundtrack of a mini-series shown on Romanian television, and screen at some film festivals in Roma, Los Angeles, and London.
But, when Iulia graduated, free access to all these facilities was gone. No more grand pianos and orchestral instrumentalists at her disposal. No more top-notch gear at her fingertips.
So she created a Patreon account and asked her followers and fans for help to let her continue making music as she used to. And they helped!
“Over the past couple of years, my Patreon income has fluctuated, but at all times has been extremely helpful and encouraging!” said Jewelia speaking of her experience to date.
“Aquarium” is the first song Jewelia wrote after moving to the UK.
As a fruitful result of this supportive movement, Jewelia has created various songs and a lot of content for her channel. And her prolific creativity has taken a further outlet and perspective also thanks to the self-challenge “Poject2020“: a collection of 12 songs that Jewelia wrote in 2020, one for each month, shared every 20th, and which she eventually intends to bring together in a future album.
First track of Project2020, “Maze” is the song that comes to us a year later from its first genesis, and is the first to be remastered and released with a music video.
Frescoed as a Sufjian-esque-inspired journey through a metaphorical maze of life, Jewelia’s work is presented as a dreamlike composition.
The conceptualization rendered in Maze’s musical delivery unfolds in a cascade of crossroads that instills and corroborates that sense of progression, now desired, now undergone, to move forward and progress along the path of our lives.
“Maze is about my (and every other human being’s) inherent fear of aging. I must admit that the irreversible passing of time is a recurring theme in my songs. I feel like there are so many things I want to do, or try, or experience, and never enough time.” So Jewelia introduces the theme of “Maze.”
Then she delves into her personal vision: “Every road we take is another road not taken, just like in Robert Frost’s popular poem. Once upon a time, I was set to become a lawyer, I chose to be a musician instead. Sometimes I wonder what life would’ve been like if I’d chosen the former, unfortunately life is too short to be able to experience everything, and we never know where it might take us or which is/was the right choice.”
The music video for “Maze” was produced by Jewelia and her partner, Andy Denyer. Together they run a small audiovisual company geared towards musicians. To find out more visit: dualproductions.co.uk
Jewelia // Maze (Official Video)
A simple video for a deceptively simple song
Filmed during lockdown, in a London flat, Maze’s music video has been created by Jewelia with a minimum of resources …
and a lot of feathers!
As a fruitful result of this supportive movement, Jewelia has created various songs and a lot of content for her channel. And her prolific creativity has taken a further outlet and perspective also thanks to the self-challenge “Poject2020“: a collection of 12 songs that Jewelia wrote in 2020, one for each month, shared every 20th, and which she intends to bring together in a 12-track album titled “Millenial.”
The future is revealed as an unknown maze. An intricate jumble of changes, tasks, unexpected changes, which often seems to wait lurking to assault our hearts and our souls.
But while we don’t have a button to pause everything, Jewelia invites us to return to focus on one point as simple as it is revealing: the journey we’re embarked on is something to take one step at a time.
A discovery, every facet of which to appreciate at our pace.
Listen now to "Maze," the latest single by Jewelia, available in streaming on all major digital platforms. You can find your favorite one via hypeddit.com
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