‘A Rebirth’: Elyanna Publicizes Debut Album ‘Woledto’

‘A Rebirth’: Elyanna Publicizes Debut Album ‘Woledto’

“It is solely the beginning of my journey,” the Chilean-Palestinian star tells Rolling Stone

Elyanna is able to current herself (and her heritage) to the world.

On Thursday, the Palestinian Chilean musician (who Rolling Stone named one of music’s Future 25 final yr) introduced that she’ll launch her debut album Woledto, which interprets to “I’m born,” on April 12.

“This album is my debut and it lives in its personal world,” she tells Rolling Stone. “Regardless of being my first, it’s a rebirth of myself whereas serving as the revealing of Elyanna. It’s one thing I’ve by no means heard earlier than, but it feels nostalgic.”

“To me, this album is a journey by means of identification, love, rage, and feminism,” she provides. “Each lyric, each beat, and each melody has a lot intention… It’s a free experimental challenge that I all the time wished to do however wished to attend till I used to be prepared, and now that it’s time, I’m proud to announce it. It’s solely the beginning of my journey.”

Her Latina and Palestinian heritage impressed the album, which features a music alongside her grandfather, a Zajal singer and poet. “How stunning it’s to mix traditions and tradition with the fashionable world,” she says. “There are such a lot of parts of my dwelling Nazareth, Palestine that symbolize me as an artist and are part of me exhibiting by means of in my music, exhibits and vogue sense.”

Elyanna will have a good time the album’s launch with two particular exhibits: one at Los Angeles’ Wiltern on April 27 and one other at London’s Koko on Could 6. She went on a tour earlier this yr, the place she says she felt a powerful neighborhood with the viewers: “Folks got here absolutely on theme with cash, kuffiya, bandanas… The bond and connection you construct with followers after which having the ability to carry out for them is totally different and nothing feels as rewarding as that to me.”

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The album announcement follows her single alongside Sevdaliza, “Good Torture.” She dropped songs “Mama Eh” and “Sokkar” final yr and launched a 7-track EP titled Elyanna 2 in 2022.

Final yr, she described her debut challenge as “spidery,” with cool and edgy beats which are something however secure. “I’m creating my very own field,” she told Rolling Stone. “I need to introduce a brand new tradition, sound, and language. I imply, that’s the entire level.”

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