GEA

All there was left of me was music

"Followers brings artists like Bjork and Kate Bush to mind, without being derivative."

Electronic North from UK was the first to give a review of GEA’s second single Followers:

 

“Gea is the stage name of Helsinki based singer-songwriter Laura Avonius. Her track Followers is a charming and entrancing number with windchimes and violins providing a beautiful counterplay to a minimal electronic backing. Followers brings artists like Bjork and Kate Bush to mind, without being derivative.”

Thank you! Very much appreciated!

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Lyrics:

Guides and angels

following me

endless summer days

following me

past mistakes

following me

twitter trends

following me

 

There goes my baby boy

following his heart

I would let him go

he isn’t mine…

 

Sun and moon

following you

Eternal truth

following you

my prayers

following you

predators

following you

 

There goes my baby boy

following his heart

I would let him go

he isn’t mine…

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"GEA's sound is light and airy, full of magic and mystery"

SOM Magazine wrote a review of Pink:

“GEA’s new single ‘Pink‘ sounds like the landscape of the singer-songwriters’ native Finland; cool, cascading, vibrant and serene. The track opens with thoughtful instrumentation, piano melodies mixed with minimalistic electronic arrangements. GEA’s gentle vocals against the halcyon orchestration swirls into a dizzying concoction, masterfully blending together. GEA’s sound is light and airy, full of magic and mystery. As GEA gently hymns the lyrics to ‘Pink’, we are transcended into an atmosphere of serenity and mystic, glowing with promise. GEA’s lyrics are sung in cursive, connecting and reacting to create an eloquent and unforgettable refrain, ‘Pink’ leaves us curious for more.

BIO:
Avant-garde indie pop act GEA will release a debut single “Pink” at Finnish Art and Design Festival, New York, November 10th. GEA creates dark, beautiful, authentic stories, that aim to inspire and empower the listener.
GEA is a stage name for Helsinki based singer-songwriter Laura Avonius. The upcoming debut EP “Pink” is based on her collaboration with a multi-talented sound artist, musician and producer Mikko H. Haapoja. The songs are based on piano led acoustic instrumentations combined with minimalistic electronic arrangements. The minimalistic production gives room to the authenticity and rawness of emotions and vocals. There are also some traditional Finnish folk instruments used in a modern context, creating an interesting atmosphere, and giving new life to some almost forgotten instruments.

Laura grew up in the Northern Finland, in close relationship with the nature and extreme seasons of light and darkness. She was accepted to conservatoire at the age of six to study piano playing. During her early school years, she composed songs for the school choir. Song-writing picked her up again as an adult during a dark period of her life and gave her a voice. Her songwriting technique is holistic and intuition based. It happens in a special moment where lyrics, melody and music take form all at the same time. She wrote one of her songs in her sleep.

Mikko H. Haapoja is a versatile music professional – a producer, composer, musician, mixing engineer and a media & sound artist from Helsinki, Finland. Haapoja works fluently with various music genres from acoustic folk music to contemporary electronic music, from alternative rap to indie pop. In 2014-2016 Haapoja’s sound art
project The Routes of Helsinki has been presented in many galleries, Helsinki City Museum, Music Centre and in public city space, including metro platforms of Helsinki Central Railway station.”

 

Lyrics:
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Pillow on my face
beautiful lace
color of lace
is pink

No need to scream
no one will hear
color of drink
is pink

Closing my eyes
to feel feather light
holding my breath to feel
already dead

Closing my eyes
to feel feather light
holding my breath to feel
already dead

He’s lying next to me
in peaceful sleep
color of dawn
is pink

Closing my eyes
to feel feather light
holding my breath to feel
already dead

Closing my eyes
to feel feather light
holding my breath to feel
already dead

Closing my eyes

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