Norwegian composer Pieces Of Juno is digging a little bit deeper.
A vastly talented artist, her work uses techniques from a variety of different disciplines to uncover fresh nuance, enhanced feeling.
It's a bold proposition. New album – her third to date – 'Metanoia' is a multi-faceted gem, with the Greek title referring to a symbol of change and awakening, of changing one's mind.
She explains: “Metanoia is about seeing the truth of one's own existence and behavioural patterns, and to make a life altering change with self acceptance, forgiveness and a positive mindset.”
Each album Juno releases is also twinned with a colour, and 'Metanoia' has been given a luxurious dark green (Illuminating emerald #319177).
This visual quality is what drives her new song 'Strawberry'. Taken from the album, it's a beautifully rendered piece, so eloquent in its ability to sidestep convention.
Working alongside string arranger Freddy Holm and multi-instrumentalist Bebe Risenfors, it somehow manages to be an unsettling love song, as dichotomous as that may sound.
Amid the beautiful but oppressive arrangement she sings: “I’m not lost, you see / I’m exactly where I want to be…”
Tune in now.
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