– Nadja Zela enjoyed a rather long and remarkable career with many years on the road. From her all-girl band Rosebud in the early 90s to her current...Read Biography
Nadja Zela enjoyed a rather long and remarkable career with many years on the road. From her all-girl band Rosebud in the early 90s to her current solo project, she remained true to herself as a frontwoman with an unbound spirit. She’s a captivating vocalist, astonishing songwriter and an electric guitarist with a distinctive angry while bewitching style. Her music flirts with the warm sensuality of the blues, but she leads her brute folk into cinematic sound spheres that undermine any emerging nostalgia. She unsettles, then again spends unexpected comfort. Zela's writing draws noticeably from personal experience, but she finds a true, lyrical expression of our existence's brokenness and fragility in times of uncertainty.
With »Brickman«, songwriter and guitarist Nadja Zela delivers an oppressive premonition of the upcoming concept album "Greetings to Andromeda. Requiem" (pub date: November 13, 2020). In the 7-part adaptation based on the classical form, »Brickman« marks the turning point to the »Dies Irae« – in Zela's composition the inner rebellion against death.
»Brickman« describes an absolute apathy after the shocking loss of a loved one. Life pretends to take its course, but everything remains in paralysis. The full bottle of wine stays untouched, the clock ticks mercilessly and total isolation surrounds the mourner, who mechanically drags his limbs down the street like bricks. The shortness of breath leads into a grand melodic finale, in which the repressed pain loudly howls to regain its place.