Dela Marmy, a project in the name of Joana Sequeira Duarte, presents the second single from EP Captured Fantasy, an album released in late March 2020, with a photofilm for “Flying Fishes”. This artistic collaboration includes the photographer Alípio Padilha, the director Joana Lourenço and Joana Sequeira Duarte herself.
The photofilm starts from the idea contained in the musical composition, in juxtaposition to the lyrics. Thus, identifying in the music the themes of continuity, movement, search, lightness, melancholy and mantra, it was transposed to the visual level, and through photographic overlay, different nuances of the stillness between the body and the cosmos, this place in constant repositioning before the movements of life and of Nature, of which the former is an integral part.
“Flying Fishes”, alongside the entire EP, is produced by musician and producer Charlie Francis (also on bass and mixes), with the participation of Nuno Roque (recording and mixing), Vasco Magalhães (drums), Tiago Brito and Steven Goundrey (guitars) and Steve Fallone (mastering).
The photofilm of “Flying Fishes” can be seen on YouTube, as well as the video for the single “Not Real”, made by Casota Collective. The complete album is available for streaming and download on the various digital platforms.
Presentation concerts, postponed due to the pandemic, will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
The production of Dela Marmy’s second EP is by Charlie Francis, versatile and experienced English musician/producer, who, throughout his 30 years of career, has worked with international bands and artists, including Manic Street Preachers, REM, Kaiser Chiefs, The High Llamas, Toyah, Robyn Hitchock. As a result of this collaboration, Joana realizes that she has in her hands an album of greater maturity and consistency, even so, without neglecting the ingenuity inherent in her compositions.
Captured Fantasy consists of five themes. Each of them is a short trip that asks for time, as they are not obvious. It is a record attentive to details, small things, small stories. Attentive to the margins, to the marginal. That feels like flying and thinking. Intimate and universal, yes, a paradox.
In this new work Joana invited the writer and poet Raquel Serejo Martins to the lyrics for “Flying Fishes” – opening theme of the EP – and the Welsh lyricist TYTUN to participate in the introspective “Take Me Back Home”. The musicians who accompanied her in the studio are Vasco Magalhães (drums), Tiago Brito, Steven Goundrey (guitars) and Francis himself (bass).
The video for “Not Real”, an anticipation single revealed in February, was made by Casota Collective (elements of First Breath After Coma). The Leiriense collective reflects on the certainty of what is real, also addressing the perception of others in relation to each individual reality. To live in a fantasy/reality that is not recognized, to pass and tread the limit of social standards, to extend and circumvent the boundaries of the real, to invent, suggest and architect broader horizons to life, inevitably finite.
All promotional images, including the covers of the EP and single, are created in collaboration with the artists JAS, Alípio Padilha and Filipa Areias – painting, photography and design, respectively.