Black and White, Vol.1
With 'Black and White, Volume 1' Julia Biel presents her fourth and most personal album to date. Titled both as a reference to the piano and as a commentary on the binary concepts of 'black' and 'white', in a world that she believes should be post-'racial' by now. Music that comes from the depth of her soul and strives up to the light. Eleven songs, clothed only by her voice and piano playing, as seductive as vulnerable and at the same time strong and self-confident. Eleven songs that captivate in their simplicity and with which she finally leaves the status of insider tip behind.
The London singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and producer moves in a musically creative in-between realm of jazz, alternative pop, soul and gospel. Julia Biel manages to combine intellectual ambition and emotionality. Her voice reflects the experience of hope and deprivation, of sadness and happiness. Julia Biel is not one of the great vocal acrobats, but her compositions are imbued with her unique, grandiose vocal delivery and her magical spell immediately captures the listener and never lets go. Recorded in her own studio, produced by her longtime partner Idris Rahman and mixed by Emre Ramazanoglu, the music enchants from the first note.Buy album