- 12 Apr 22
'Jestem' marks the first song to be released by Dora Gola written in both Polish and English.
Clare-based dance-folk artist Dora Gola has unveiled her third single in the form of 'Jestem', meaning "I am" in Polish.
While previous releases including dance ballad ‘Dark Sand’ and the spritely bopping ‘Flying Tree’ move the body, 'Jestem' is a song that aims to capture emotion. The captivating down-tempo lullaby makes use of natural soundscapes of water drops, whale whistles and gentle hand drumming, while Dora’s striking voice transmits a sincere intimacy with sections of slavic lyrics.
Gola's music looks to rekindle the connection that has been lost between humanity and mother nature.
Hearing Dora sing in her first language, we experience a new side of her multicultural expression. Eastern instruments evoking a landscape of aching beauty and wonder as strings swell and recede with rich and dynamic choral voices.
This push and pull reaches its peak with an almost ceremonial section of primal chanting, evoking a celebration of self-acceptance and self-love for the many identities we each have coming together as a whole.
Written by Dora Gola and Darragh Keary, the two conjure a tone and direction that looks to bring together Dora’s musical and dance influences.
Having been fed and nurtured on her father’s vast and eclectic music collection from a very young age, when she reached adolescence she began to find and develop her own singular taste, being strangely drawn to Irish traditional and folk songs, and discovering the beauty within them.
By the age of 12, she had already learned to play the guitar and study performative dance. When she turned fifteen, her family moved to Ireland, bringing her a step closer to the source of inspiration that was already driving her musical quest.
The Lahinch-based artist's forthcoming album Dance with Danger is due to arrive this September.
Listen to 'Jestem' below: