Finnish vocalist and songwriter GEA’s musical path has been an attention-grabbing one. Her distinctive, angelic-toned soprano and Scandinavian people composition surprisingly go together with a variety of recent, largely EDM genres, and he or she’s tried almost all of them since YEDM first bought wind of her together with her Butterflies LP in 2017. Whereas she classifies herself as an “elven journey hop” artist, GEA additionally skirts the traces between classical music, pop, synthwave, and numerous types of EDM. Once we final lined GEA, her politically-inspired “Fact Between the Lies” single even flirted with industrial. Now together with her newest single “Uusikuu,” GEA’s again firmly in journey hop territory.
“Fact Between the Lies” was half of a bigger album referred to as Name for a Snake, launched in 2021 and for GEA, marked a way more aggressive EDM interval in her work. Clearly affected by the turmoil of COVID and political problems with that point, when the music wasn’t essentially heavy, the subject material lined on this album definitely was. GEA used a great deal of completely different kinds and genres to create Call for a Snake, all of the whereas nonetheless aware of her connection to nature and utilizing her celestial vocals to elevate up the message.
Now, after some wonderful remixes from Name for a Snake, “Uusikuu” is GEA’s first new single of 2022 and he or she is again on that ethereal/journey hop mélange she does so properly. Translating to “new moon,” “Uusikuu” sees GEA singing in her native language, within the high-pitched people fashion of her ancestors, grounded by the bass-heavy beat whereas ambient sound work connects moon and earth. The synth work and sound design on this observe additionally actually reveals GEA’s musical evolution and certain the abilities she picked up engaged on Name for a Snake. The place she used to make use of extra classical music to fill in gaps, right here she performs with intricate syncopation and a great deal of digital ambients. Sonically beautiful and effortlessly balanced, “Uusikuu” may truly be the proper instance to date of GEA’s fashion and the melding of musical worlds she works to attain.
GEA’s additionally launched an equally lovely video for “Uusikuu” which drives residence the afore-mentioned musical aim for GEA. Toggling between depictions of recent life in Finland with its lovely nature as a backdrop and dancers discovering pleasure inside that fashionable world. Because the video progresses, GEA herself appears to be a connection between the earthly and religious, transmuting from human to spirit communicator to potential the moon herself. It’s a glimpse into and a beautiful celebration of the Finnish lore and spirituality by way of music and dance.
There’s actually no telling the place GEA will go from right here together with her subsequent releases. In her comparatively brief discography, the champion of Scandinavian artwork has run the gamut of kinds and genres, and he or she’s seemingly not executed but. “Uusikuu” does, nonetheless, symbolize a turning level for the Finnish artist in each high quality and magnificence: the proper marriage of digital and people, fashionable and historic, earthly and celestial has been achieved.