- Release Date 2018-11-09
- Label Compost
- Catalog CPT5273
"I Rise" is the reflection of Emilie Nanas hatching and metamorphosis. With this record she makes us to witness her transformation from a state of chrysalide to butterfly. I Rise is the synonym for self assertion, as a determined african black woman and an ode to inspiring women, throwing in their energy in order to transform themselves.
Emilie Nana will bring you up! Her levitating voice, almost whispered, will overwhelm you. She will bewitch you like a great priestess whereas the musical backing is deep, hypnotic and steady tones.
I Rise is a denunciation, Emilie Nana claims! It is not only about a meditation but truly well a declamation. She clearly address to the oppressor. She speaks whit great assurance! She answers to decades of mistreatment. She is a black woman whos expressing herself proudly. A strongly personal music!
After Danny Krivit, who came up with the now classic re-edits for the initial release of I Rise, its now fellow New Yorker and Body & Soul compagnon François K whos sharing this strong sentiment.
Like with Danny Krivit, the opportunity to working with a personality that gathers all ethnic origins together throughout his career and life like François Kevorkian - a living legend, whose production- and remix works for countless artists are beyond classics and covering a timeframe of more than four decades - is a big honour for Emilie Nana and of course for Compost Records in either way. Kevorkians role as a mastermind in NYC nightlife is untouchable and the fact that hes still sharing his knowledge and forward thinking attitude towards dance music, keeps him going strong at the forefront of the international dance music scene. We feel happy and blessed to release François Kevorkians masterclass remix works of I Rise. Three different versions to play with all brilliant and very special in his inimitable manner!
Emilie Nana's I Rise is based on the lyrics of the poem Still I Rise by Maya Angelou.