Monsters EP (physical copies available)

by Jewelia

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'Piano powered fairy tales infused with the kind of romanticism that once cause the masses to become enthralled with the deity that is Kate Bush.'

'Dramatic and poignant lyrics and music, make Jewelia’s songs an intense and moving, listening experience.'

'Jewelia does not lack a sense of the dramatic and, with the kind of scaled up and scaled out arrangements that sometimes disguise her rather dark poetic intentions, she throws her all into a successful attempt at artistic purity with “Charon” being the first song to pick up the baton and take late night misadventures to an almost spiritual level. “Masks and Scars”, however, is the song that really stokes the flames of passion with a trip towards the theatre pretty much inevitable as the lyrics simultaneously confide “… stars collide every time a soldier falls”. You can see the big picture now. Then, as if to reinforce those very dramatic motivations, the neo classical melancholy of “Sail Away” climbs the big ballad mountain and advertises Jewelia’s true intentions to the world.' - Bluesbunny.com

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released August 13, 2014

Music and lyrics by Jewelia (Iulia Tache)
Recorded at University of Surrey
Piano ('Charon', 'Masks and Scars', 'Monsters', 'Sail Away) and vocals - Jewelia
Drums (all tracks), Guitar ('Monsters', 'Sail Away'), Bass ('Masks and Scars', 'Echidna') - Andy Denyer
Cello, violin (all tracks), Bass ('Monsters', 'Sail Away), Accordion ('Masks and Scars')- Owen Ralph

Piano ('Echidna') - Dan Tarbuck
Guitar ('Echidna') - Glen Brown
String Quartet ('Charon'): Jean Yap, Kye Voce, David Denyer, Owen Ralph
Flute ('Charon'): Danny Doherty

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Jewelia Guildford, UK

www.jewelia-music.com
Singer/songwriter producing my own music, a mixture of art pop with alternative, chamber pop and electronica. I use music and poetry to create stories; they must be good, because I often end up believing them.

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Track Name: Echidna
Follow me into my kingdom of shade
Take off your smile, but leave your fears outside
Cause there's nothing bad,
Nothing will harm you here
None of my wicked games is meant for you

Come to me
Don't be afraid of me
'Cause you're the only one I'd never hurt
Come to me
Don't run away from me
I promise you my evil plans will leave you untouched

Suddenly I'm so ashamed of me
I cannot hide from your merciless eyes
I'm so scared to show you who I am
I don't want you to hate me more than you already do

Come to me
Don't be afraid of me
'Cause you're the only one I'd never hurt
Come to me
Don't run away from me
I promise you my evil plans will let you untouched

Everything turned to dust
As I came to please my lust
I failed to keep my promïse...
Track Name: Masks and Scars
Chandeliers and golden doors, tell me baby
Is this the place you told me you would take me to?
The heaven of the doomed?
Stars collide every time a soldier falls
In this sweet war we're fighting for our souls

Baby, baby
Don't go breaking my heart
Don't go breaking my heart
Let's have one more dance before the armies come
And blades tear us apart
Baby, baby
The boundaries that we traced
Were meant for someone else
We're all just masks and scars
We're all just masks and scars.

Pride is not a sin, I'm gonna wear my medals
on display, upon my chest, above my heart
Down under my clothes the mouthshapes whisper softly
All the fingerprints still moving on my skin
I don't own anything
Separate truths, will they ever find the middle?
Raise the flag, it's time we called a truce

I'm holding tight to you
I'm floating like a feather in your arms
Wishing this dance would last forever
And look at all these lights
And look at all this glitter
And out of all the people
Only you and I, we know...

Baby, baby, don't go breaking my heart
Don't go breaking my heart
I've given you my freedom, in exchange you gave me yours
I guess that's how love works

Baby, baby
Don't go breaking my heart
Don't go breaking my heart
Let's have one more dance before the armies come
And blades tear as apart
Baby, baby
You shouldn't break my heart
Now that you know that
We're both just masks and scars
We're both just masks and scars