Being a restless and self-reinventing performer and songwriter, usually combining multiple instruments and literate lyrics in her projects, under this moniker AMIMEA explores the very foundation of her love for music: the piano. Fascinated by the melancholic, yet hopeful beauty of stillness and solitude, her minimalistic songs either slow you down towards peace and quiet, or evoke images in your mind among which you can travel.
In her new string of releases, AMIMEA takes her time to put the ordinary in a different light, encouraging her audience to recognize unexpected beauty in everyday things as well as in their own interpretation. The multitude of meanings a single experience can have to a variety of people, has been an inspiration for AMIMEA’s new music. After “Kaleidoscopes”, “Breaking Light” is the second single after debut album FOR GRANTED.
FOR GRANTED happened the first weekend of the lockdown, all in 24 hours between four walls. What started as a distraction from both the noise and haze and the buzzing silence on a Saturday night, ended with eight tracks on Sunday night. Then the rush was over. That was it.
The result of this unanticipated endeavour is a collection of minimalistic, unfiltered, modest piano songs that were born from intuition. Created without any expectation, they speak their truth quietly and plainly. The album breathes the sudden serenity the world was thrown into, the clearness of the passing of time and the nostalgic realisation of what seemingly simple things we took for granted.
The album is an ode to embracing the unexpected. To capturing the moment. To letting happen without judgement. But most of all, to resilience.
Learn how to play every 'FOR GRANTED' piano piece and support AMIMEA directly by buying the official FOR GRANTED songbook. For €9,99 you can download the digital sheet music of the entire album and play it at home.