Updated: Feb 16
I am delighted to share with you the release of my new album 'Voyages française', which will take place on the 15th April 2022 on numerous steaming platforms worldwide.
As you know I have been releasing the compositions from the album since April 2021! As of today, my latest release 'Landscapes of the Mind' has reached over 75,000 streams on Spotify. The compositions 'Valse å la française', which is featured on the album, recently appeared in the highly acclaimed BBC America TV series 'Killing Eve' (Season 4), and the composition 'Claude' in the ITV psychological drama series 'Close to Me'.
The new composition 'Voyages française', which has the same title as the album, will be released on the 15th of April 2022 and is the leading track of the album. It was inspired by my frequent journeys to France, the country where I first started to compose, influenced by the nature, art, local food and, many wonderful people whom I met on my journeys. This track encompasses my love and enjoyment for this beautiful country.
The ‘Voyages français’ album is a kind of musical diary, very personal and intimate. It is dedicated to my ten different experiences travelling to France, memories of which will remain with me forever.
The album starts with ‘Valse à la française’, followed by ‘Jean’ (dedicated to a young intelligent 9-year old French boy with big sad eyes) and ‘Where am I?’ (about the dilemma of relocation to France), and then ‘Voyages français’, the key track of the album, which is almost a celebratory musical statement of the French lifestyle.
Next, the tracks ‘Lever du Soleil’ and ‘St Paul’ (dedicated to Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a beautiful village in the south of France, which overlooks the sea and bursts with large artistic communities). Then I continue with ‘Claude’, ‘St Michelle’ and ‘Whisper’ – all beautiful mellow compositions, with each one telling a personal story behind it, and, finally, culminating in the most dynamic piece of all ‘Landscapes of the Mind’, which offers a diverse outlook on the composer’s journey.
The album concludes with the bonus track: ‘Whisper for Piano and Voice’, an alternative version of ‘Whisper’, where I softly recite a poem which celebrates life. The lyrics for this were written by my mother, Olga D.
All compositions on the album were composed, performed, recorded and produced by myself apart from 3 compositions which I co-produced with my friend and composer Hayden Parsey: 'Whisper for Piano and Voice’, ‘Landscapes of the Mind’ and ‘Where am I?’ In fact, this album is my debut as a producer.
If you would like to pre-view the tracks, the album is already available for pre-order and pre-save worldwide:
I would like to thank so many of you who supported me on my journey releasing this album. It has been a difficult year and, still is, and your support means so much to me!
I will also be releasing a LIMITED EDITION of this album (only 200 copies) which is stamped and signed. If you would like purchase the album please click HERE.
In the current view of the war in Ukraine, I feel that we cannot let the aggressor stop the music, especially, when it is music, which greatly supports us in these difficult times!
Thank you for being there for me!