Feeling incredibly intimate, Jozem’s debut album ‘it came to me in a dream’ showcases every corner of Jozem’s being, highlighting the good, the bad, the struggles and glories. Each track carries a solid streak of riveting tones, with the singer escorting listeners to endearing realms and spaces their minds had not experienced before.
Exactly as the name suggests, this 10 track album is the sonic experience and interpretation of a dream world, all of Jozems creation. With each release he shares a piece of his core being, representing a tiny insight to not only who he is as an artist but also revealing direct details of his unique human experience. Every offering an opportunity, which Jozem grasps with both hands as he undeniably shares a little piece of his soul with his audience, marking a truly rare and inspiring gift.
Tapping into what recalls curative frequencies, Jozem’s music is a multi-sensory experience which envelops the heart with feelings of comfort, ease, ambiguity and wonder. Truly evocative and skilfully curated, this record affects us to the core and is absolutely one of the most impressive albums of the year for us.
“ it came to me in a dream is a soundscape of the last decade of my life. It is a window into my soul. It touches on my dreams, my fears, my goals and aspirations. It covers pivotal moments in my life, such as reconnecting with the country that birthed me, and that which raised me, as I continue my yearning for something that feels like home, spiritually and physically. It touches on themes of emancipation of self as I examine my relationship with myself and those that I love, my relationship with my spirituality, my sexuality and my music, as I learn more about how I want to love and be loved. It is about facing my fears, facing the demons that haunt me at night, truly having a conversation with myself and ultimately working towards being my most authentic self whilst finding my purpose in this life.
I produced this album in its entirety. Working on it over the past few years was a true lesson in exercising patience and letting go of the things that I have no control over. It was a lesson in trusting my own instincts, trusting my own voice and listening to what my soul had to say. The title ‘it came to me in a dream’ is in reference to my creative process, the organic way that this project came together, and the manner in which the melodies, lyrics and visions came to me, at times quite literally in my dreams.
I hope people receive it with the love and vulnerability with which it was created. I hope people can relate to the joys and the struggles, that their experience listening to this music can be as cathartic and healing as it was for me.” – Jozem
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