Jazz singer Monika Borzym has decided to delve into the work of one of her idols – Canadian legend Joni Mitchell. “This album is an expression of rebellion against what is happening in today’s music market. It is currently dominated by production and electronics and everything seems unified to me. I never wanted to be a part of that. For me, music is a vehicle for wise and beautiful things. It is a celebration.
I have chosen songs from Joni’s first seven years (1967-1975), that is, from the period between her 25 and 32 years of age. I am now the same age Joni was after the release of her first album. This is the time when a girl transforms into a woman. I feel this transformation very strongly by noting in my singing the subtlety and nostalgia I have been trying to defend myself from for the past three years.” – explains the artist. The album was created in collaboration with prominent Los Angeles-based guitarist Mitchell Long (Melody Gardot, Waldemar Bastos) and New York-based producer Devin Greenwood (Norah Jones, Amos Lee, Melody Gardot).