"Do you really think that's a coincidence? Do you think really that's just luck? If you back tomorrow upright walk and not bent? Do you really think that's a coincidence? Do you think that comes from alone? I think we put our way of life itself , stone by stone "
Followers For nearly 15 years Chimaobinna Enyiakanwanne Onyele alias Chima now its own way through the German-speaking Poplandschaft. A path that has not conducted the Frankfurter songwriter and musician with the Nigerian roots through some deep valleys, but at least since release of its far over 100,000 copies sold 2012er breakthrough hit "Tomorrow" from the major-label debut "Silent" uphill shows. With his new album "From stones and elephants" makes Chima now the next step on its exciting path.
"From stones and elephants" is Chimas innate "Yes I Can" plate; a metaphor of strong, cast in words and music crash course in self-awareness. Small and big stories of ever new challenges of inner strength and the unconditional will to go his way. Even if the stones that one from time to time obstruct the path may, at times appear houses log size and you have themselves become literal "Pachyderm" to bulldoze all obstacles.
"From stones and elephants" is both logbook, and (over) life guide from one who has everything already experienced, everything has gone through and now attracts a first summary halfway. Relentlessly open, unadorned and almost painfully honest. A positioning somewhere between pop, soul and electro, peppered with elegant Chimas inimitable flair for intelligent German lyrics and eclectic hip-hop and singer / songwriter references.
has, together with the Beatgees Chima his "hard lesson about growing up" implemented last summer: 13 songs on which it presents itself today more thoughtful, nuanced, serious and not least mature than on his debut. Musically and personally of course. Reif, finally to draw final strokes. Doors close to opening other again. "It was clear from the beginning, whereas the traveling this time would," said Chima About working at his Long Play sophomore. "Unlike my first album this time we retain the emotion and energy of the original ideas and guarded like the Holy Grail, to finally build the song around it. "
After the "silence" now by trampling whole herds of elephants Chimas thought. The answers to the questions he has put on the last record, today are the massive foundation stones, upon which the new album. Goods on the pieces "Silence" yet pervaded by fear, self-doubt and other maladies, such presents "From stones and elephants" is the exact opposite: the long-necessary pages strong kick, the Chima conquers also the last doubts and jumping over all the shadows.
"Before, I wondered constantly why me certain things happen, and today I am working with the answers I am now at a point in life where for the first time I have an overview I have realized how the` Big picture`.. looks when you put the various patterns of experience together things fOr me give have a meaning;. I'm always looking until I found him here are my patterns;... the am apparently I this is Chima " An exciting kaleidoscope of thousands of different colors and patterns. Some that are repeated, others are unique. Sometimes beautiful shapes, sometimes not so nice. "Nevertheless, everything belongs to me and gives an image. MyScreen."
And then split the pieces on "From stones and elephants" in two different bearing on: Songs About dysfunctional relationships and "Dawn Songs" as Chima calls his positive work-up attempts. Starting with the first single "100 Elephants"Pretending laying the groundwork for the album with its driving piano and the contrasting, powerful electro-cabinet. "The great silence" and primarily as a Wacker stone in the stomach and in the ear canals fixed, while with "This will change everything"Next look forward And finally there is the lively The World is-beautiful ballad." All I want "and the prior positive energy just so exuberant track" stone by stone "- the modern form of the old saying, that everyone is his own fortune. Living knowledge directly from Frankfurt / Main.
"In my eyes idioms have a lot of truth. They have partially maintained for centuries, and not without reason. If it creates a saying to me, I see in it a deeper meaning. 'Brick by brick' is an example for my general attitude: you can do anything if you just want to, if one is determined, you can overcome any challenge that you will be asked exactly it is this album I do not believe in chance, but in the power of transformation.... one has over its objectives are aware and put everything on one card at the right moment.
The way I two years ago with 'silence'. I've taken all my money, and they pumped into this plate. I am come every day at 5 am from the Studio home, drove to 8 to work, have then looked after my child and am back in the evening went back to the studio. It was laborious, but it worked. One need in life stones to become the elephant can. Stones are a type Gratmesser -. Like a judo belt or insignias for the challenges that were successfully has Overcome "
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