features the Book of Illusions with illustrations from Antonio Carlos Soares
My 2nd album concept which to a great extent can be seen as the sequel to the first one, the Sounds of Freedom. From the magic world of dreams, children and lightheartedness, we enter the dark world of illusions and delusions, the dangerous flip side of what dreams and beliefs can become when they are imposed on others and transformed into obsessive and divisive dogmas.
The story is about how a community initially united around the same religious beliefs is suddenly torn apart by divisive internal factions that fight over the supremacy of their ideas and cults creating terror, fear and confusion which lead to war. In this dramatic scenario a young woman and man fall in love but find themselves belonging to opposite sides through no wish of their own. How can they fight each other when there is a much deeper connection that brings them together? How can they fight a war which is not theirs? Can love truly unite as opposed to divide? They will need to find out by putting their own lives and love at stake!
It’s been a long time in the making but here it is, my new EP, A Woman With A Soul. Five songs including the single HERE WE ARE make up this new creative work. Although each song has its own story and sound, they are connected by the intimacy of the lyrics and the diversity of the topics!