Aurelia Dey Drops New Crisis Anthem – The Song Rising Spreads A Message Of Hope
Aurelia Dey is a dancehall and afrobeat artist that toast/rap, sing, dance, act and produce music. In the summer of 2020, she released the song ”Powerbank” which is the first single on the upcoming album Sunday Service.
In 2020 she also released the Webb show “Sunday Service Talks” with guests as the artist Nayomi, the lecturer Salem Yohannes and the culture profile Segal Mohamed. The purpose is to be a platform for the African diaspora. The thought is to create a safe room that enables them to talk and think freely and discuss mental health. She runs ”The Dancehall college” in Gothenburg and the youth-tour ”Alpha In The Making”.
In 2019 she won ”Best Female Act” and ”Best Stage Performer” at the Scandinavian Afrobeats Music Awards. She made her acting debut in ”Woza Albert!” that was set up by the National Black Theatre in Sweden and premiered at Vällingby Stadsteater in December 2019. Her Swedish debut album ”Gyllene Tider” was released in 2015 and was nominated in the kategory “Årets Rytm” at Manifestgalan.
Through dance, music, acting and dialogue Aurelia Dey is constantly finding new ways of expression. She brings her pro-black and equality message along with her entertainment and speaks openly about her mental health connected to her afrophobic experience as being both Ghanaian and Swedish. “Rising” is written by Aurelia Dey herself and produced together with Partillo productions (Kapten Röd, Syster Sol, Etzia, General Knas etc.). The song was written in the Summer of 2019 when Aurelia Dey visited her parents in their home country Ghana. In that period of time, she felt her life took a positive turn.
“I had gone through some emotional obstacles. Both in my career and in my relationships. It felt like I was trying to climb up a ladder but fell down over and over again, But with time I bought my apartment in Ghana. I also landed my first acting job at The National Black Theatre of Sweden. A longtime dream came true, something that inspired me. As a way to lift and visualize the positive emotions inside of me I wrote the song “Rising”- She says
Aurelia Dey describes “Rising” as a crisis anthem and a powerful message. The song is a dancehall ballad with influences from soul and gospel. The message is about pushing forward despite the setbacks you sometimes experience.
“If you create a distance to the problem and realize it’s temporary you can create power for change. Time is a force in itself and it’s important to believe in it. With time you can collect strength, gain new perspectives and get through the crisis” Aurelia says.
The upcoming album “Sunday Service” is planned to release in 2021. In the summer of 2020, Aurelia Dey released the first single “Powerbank” which was noticed on several media platforms in Sweden. For example SVT:s PSL, Göteborgs-Posten, P4 Göteborg and Hymn.
“I have a thing for grandiose music mixed with slow tempo dancehall and afrobeats music. And that’s what “Rising” sounds like to me. In the future the listeners will hear that kind of music a lot more from me because it’s the soundscape where I think I enjoy and sound the best” says Aurelia Dey.