Slowly to “Slowly”
It was warm September of 2014 in North Carolina. I was home alone for a week. Well, almost alone – my piano kept me a good company. Anyway, I made a promise to write a song during this solitude time. Surprisingly I fulfilled it – the main harmony and lyrics for “Slowly” was done in a flash. Little that I know it will take years to understand what to do with this song and all my “covered in dust” music ideas. Yes, that was me – writing lyrics, harmonies, melodic fragments without any vision. It was a slow decay. I felt it was my rock bottom as an artist.
Things changed in December 2018 when I was living in Spain. I went through major personal changes. As a result I decided to take a challenge as an independent solo artist. I felt (and still do) obligated to give a proper sound to the music in my head!
That’s a short story how APOLINARA was born. I choose “Slowly” to become the first single. It was published on April 12, 2019. As a cover art I choose the photo that I took in West Texas caves in 2016. It has an underlying meaning – cave crystals grow very slowly, right?!
“Slowly” is the beginning of Apolinara! It’s about the Path, the Light, the Evolution, the short and fragile human life. It’s very special song that’s why you will hear it at the future ALBUM in TWO NEW VERSIONS! But I don’t want to reveal all secrets yet…