Winterlude (feat. Jonathan Cayer on Piano)

by Mimoza H

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Somewhere between the moody winter nights and the freshness of early spring air lies Winterlude; evoking our senses within that breathing space and time with an alien yet familiar emotional memory. The song was co-composed with Montreal’s finest jazz pianist Jonathan Cayer during snowy days. With this piece we wanted to capture the melancholic mood as our body and mind settle peacefully into this cold and contemplative season.

The idea was to be free of any musical writing form and let ourselves be driven by the feeling by improvising with piano and voice and sonically paint around the theme. Through this process, I found myself getting particularly inspired by the cinematic and haunting mood of Denis Villeneuve’s film ‘Arrival’.

lyrics

WINTERLUDE

A tear, a tear
A tear, a tear is swimming
In crystal ice
A scar, a scar in the sky
With stars of a desert night

The dance has begun
Our shadows touch
In stormy sounds
Do you hear it
The voice, the voice of winter
Wispering mysteries to you

The voice, the voice of winter
Do you hear, do you hear
Do you hear it
The voice of winter
Hissing mysteries to your ears
You shouldn't believe
In your ears
You shouldn't believe
That the moon fell

A tear, a tear is swimming
In crystal ice
The moon, the moon has fallen
But there is still light

There is still light
In cold winter night
There is still light
In cold winter nights
There is still light
In cold winter night
In cold

credits

released March 16, 2018
Composed by: Jonathan Cayer and Mimoza H
Produced by: Mimoza H and Jonathan Cayer
Lyrics: Mimoza H

Mixed by: Alban Hi-Dini (London, UK)
Mastered by: CALYX Mastering Studio (Berlin, DE)

Artwork: Alban Hi-Dini

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Mimoza H Montreal, Québec

Mimoza H is an independent autodidact singer/songwriter/multi-genre producer originally from Kosovo based in Montreal. Her music has been described as “unique, intense and mysterious”.

She is praised for her distinct voice enriched with a melancholy delivered in a peculiar elegiac singing style often compared to that of Björk, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Florence and the Machine.
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