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 tendencies of immediately, and as a substitute is impressed by a novel mix of musical genres and subgenres, similar to 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 software 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 bring to mind 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’ track, ‘Zombie’.
Talking in regards to 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 yr and got here to some extent the place my physique broke down from something, and my voice as properly. Unable to do a number of issues and unable to talk, I used to be pressured to relinquish management of life, and simply move. One track on the album is “Visiting Rooms,” impressed by Alzheimer’s which runs within the household. It’s nearly visiting the completely different rooms of consciousness, and of life, as if we’re all strolling one another by means of experiences that slowly educate us to let go, which is what we’ll must do fully 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 means. It makes life’s endeavors all of the extra significant after 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 information 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 large concepts about life.
“I had simply performed a meditation that evening of painfully saying goodbye to concepts and tasks I had as soon as held intently 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 attention-grabbing means. I used to be touring by means of Europe and wanted a spot to settle to document. I meant to remain for a number of months, I ended up staying for a yr. We had been related in actually deep methods. I created completely all the things 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 quicker round him, expertise goes haywire…That home, and the truth that it’s now not there, makes the reminiscence of my time there much more of an enigma. The way in which that artwork tasks assembled rapidly in that home was as if the Earth power was stronger there, or perhaps the home had escaped the trendy standard 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 fireplace occurred, however Dave was actually sturdy by means of all of it, dropping such particular artistic endeavors, unbelievable work and sculptures. The designer of the home (Steven Henry Lee) claimed it was his massive “Magnum Opus.” For me the fireplace 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’ under. You’ll find out extra about Andrea Ward and her music on-line on her official web site, Instagram, Spotify, YouTube, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and Fb.