• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Dennyiah, Autumn 2015


Denisa Gajarska (zang) en Ľuboš Šoltés (gitaar) zijn terug met een nieuwe single. Het duo uit Slowakije dat opereert onder de naam Dennyiah was voor mij misschien wel de grootste verrassing van het afgelopen jaar. Het album Human Aspect staat nog steeds hoog in mijn favorietenlijstje en dus was ik erg aangenaam verrast met de nieuwe single. Zou deze kunnen tippen aan het hoge niveau dat beide haalden met hun eerdere nummers? Amai nie! Autumn 2015 klinkt initieel als een popballad, maar zoals steeds hoor je invloeden uit country, folk, blues en soul. Het nummer gaat rustig van start en neemt naar het einde toe epische proporties aan. Het verschil wordt opnieuw gemaakt door die veelzijdige, krachtige stem van Denisa in combinatie met het gitaarspel van Ľuboš, deze keer aangevuld met strings (Nathan Schram).


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"I am calm but I can also be like a rough sea during the storm. I am both fascinated and frightened by the ocean. I absolutely love it when music gives me goosebumps, when I dive into the worlds of others, when they can express the feelings and emotions better than I can. I really love the feeling when music gets me moving, thinking – I get the same feeling when I sing because singing is so much a part of me. I feel a lot, only when I stop thinking. It’s like every cell in my body sends a very specific signal in and out. I adore the scent of forest, horses, and I am obsessed with dandelion yellow color. I am very boring but

also a total lunatic, it depends on a place and on who I hang out with. There is nothing better in this World than letting go of everything and diving into the deepest spontaneity, and the preciousness of silence that often go hand in hand. Silence speaks when words cannot.

I love to act like a little kid because it’s freeing. I always thought I was not good enough, I thought could do nothing right, I thought I was useless – except for one language, and it’s music. During the first year of High School I started to make my first grunge “hits” and I thought I’d be the next Kurt Cobain. There’s just a small step from Kurt Cobain to Ella Fitzgerald and I absolutely fell in love with her personality, the way she embraced every inch of you with such grace as she flew over every phrase. Thanks to her I knew this

was what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve had a rough time when I stopped believing in me. I lost my rose colored glasses, however year 2015 has changed everything. I have found people who speak my language, and we are like a fast train you can’t stop, and we put the idea after idea out there, we are mixing genres, moods, relationships, feelings, simply everything. Actually, the genre has never got defined. I dare say it’s only got tuned a little. I enjoy playing with the colour of emotions, and I like so many genres that I simply don’t want to choose one. In our Worlds, there are colours of Jazz/blues/rock/country/soul/pop/rnb/etc. There is nothing that’d bring us more joy than just playing around and not caring about what box it’s gonna fit in. When I make music on my own, I like to play with electronic sounds that resonate with me and remind me of nature, but when we make music together it’s a mix of everything that we’ve been carrying within our little worlds.

We all have our own inner worlds and I believe that we can get there through music and remind ourselves of who we are, of the human aspects we all so much forgot about. That’s why I would call our music human pop. My aim is to let people forget about all the definitions, labels, and boxes and just let me lead them without judgement. Music heals everyone equally."


Denny


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