Piano-Yoga® founder GéNIA is delighted to announce she will be releasing her new album 'Voyages française', on the 15th April 2022 on numerous steaming platforms worldwide.
GéNIA has been releasing compositions from the album since April 2021! As of today, the latest release 'Landscapes of the Mind' has reached over 80,000 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 GéNIA's frequent journeys to France, the country where she first started to compose, influenced by the nature, art, local food and, many wonderful people whom she met on her journeys. This track encompasses her 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 her ten different experiences travelling to France, memories of which will remain with her 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). The album continues 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 GéNIA softly recites a poem which celebrates life. The lyrics for this were written by her mother, Olga D.
All compositions on the album were composed, performed, recorded and produced by GéNIA apart from 3 compositions which she co-produced with her friend and composer Hayden Parsey: 'Whisper for Piano and Voice’, ‘Landscapes of the Mind’ and ‘Where am I?’ In fact, this album is GéNIA's debut as a producer. The compositions were recorded in her studio on her Steinway & Sons piano.
If you would like to pre-view the tracks, the album is already available for pre-order and pre-save worldwide:
On the release of the album GéNIA says '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 will be stamped and signed. If you would like to reserve one please do drop us an email or fill out the form on the bottom of this page
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!'