This track begs us to seek out the truth even when it can be so hard to attain. There is no coincidence this song comes on the heels of what is happening in the world right now.
When I wrote this song I had no idea how relevant this message would be now, when it is being released. We can’t pretend that constant lying wouldn’t have a profound impact on our society and souls. Truth is an absolute necessity. Truth will set us free!
Truth Between the Lies is a song about the bad things we do when we think no one is watching. It’s about the lifestyle where people close their eyes about immoral things, and think they’ll get away with them. It’s about the dangerous sense of comfort and false sense of safety we get from money, career and consumption. It’s about our planet not being able to carry the weight of our choices anymore. It’s about everyone’s soul mission wanting to be manifested instead of focusing on doing what brings the easiest income. It’s about the truth running eternally through our veins no matter how much we would benefit from the lie.
It has an ethereal yet powerful message. It is dark, menacing and scary. But it is also delicate and beautiful thanks to her infusion of electro-dream-pop melodies.
The animation by Raimi Nikkari makes it even more harrowing but also very mesmerizing and will make you want to listen again and again.
GEA is an ethereal storyteller from the North. She creates unique music through channeling. She calls her songwriting process a divine download. Her music has been heard in Netflix series Happy Jail, and her music videos have won a few awards. Yet, her boldest move is her upcoming album, Call For A Snake. It’s a stirring and soothing journey that invites the listener on a spiritual adventure. Her lyrics are often otherworldly and story-teller based; her vocals are angelic and airy; and her music is atmospheric and cinematic, drawing inspiration from EDM, folk, art-pop, electronica, progressive rock, and alt-rock. GEA’s work has been favorably described as “electro-acoustic fairy music.”
GEA has created music since her childhood. Instead of practicing the songs assigned by her piano teacher, she brought her own songs to the classes instead. This didn’t lead to much success in conservatoire, but her school teachers asked her to compose for the school events. GEA sang in school choirs and her angelic voice got her chosen as the soloist many times, but stage fright and negative peer pressure prevented her from performing. After losing her confidence she gave up on her creative potential and focused her energy to build a career in business. The life of executive boards and fancy lunches was looking great from the outside but left GEA empty and restless from the inside. That restlessness drove GEA to try harder, and she made it to the top in every single company she worked for.
GEA’s long forgotten creative dreams woke up under extreme circumstances. GEA found herself in an abusive relationship. She wrote her first song as an adult in order to impress her spouse. It backfired badly. He hated it and used her songwriting and singing as means to humiliate her. But GEA couldn’t stop composing. The more she wrote, the more the light in her grew and she grew stronger. When she was able to leave the relationship, she started to produce and publish her music, and the international media praised it and compared her to renowned artists like Björk, Kate Bush and Sigur Rós. Many fans commented that they experience her music as healing. She had found her calling in life.
GEA released her debut album Butterflies in 2017, followed by Snow EP 2019. She toured in three continents with Snow and met Grammy and Juno winning producer Chris Birkett (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie etc) at Indie Week Toronto. They decided to work together with the Call for a Snake album. The album is bisected by four parts, and each division is dedicated to a phase in our spiritual awakening. These passages of enlightenment are symbolized by the following spirit animals: a snake, a swan, a crow and a snow bunting. “My message with this album is that all the wisdom you need is inside of you. The snake is guarding this ancient and intuitive knowledge, and you just need to wake up your inner voice to access it,” GEA explains.
“I’m light for those who want to see it. My name is GEA.”