08 February 2010


This year began, sadly, with Lhasa De Sela dying. Rising is a song from her last album Lhasa (2009). During her short life, she gave us but three albums. Each of them is magical, original and precious.
Rising, according to Lhasa herself, is essentially a crisis song. It depicts "somebody being caught up by a storm, pulled up into the air, like a wave rising up and down, and rising again. For over a year, I could not make head or tail of it and then it fell into place. The images are violent, even chaotic, but there is something simple and serene there too."

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