Above: Me and one of my best friends and fellow singer Kelly Miller-Lopez some years ago. We are both portraying the sisters in the Grimm fairytale Snowhite and Rose Red. Photo taken by @hedac. Kelly and I exchanged gowns for this picture. She made herself that white dress. I have the chemise still.
An ocean apart... but never far from each other: A surprise greeting
Some days ago my dear friend, fellow singer songwriter Kelly Miller Lopez (lead singer of Neofolk/pagan band Woodland and solo project Rosa Mundi) and one of my dearest friends surprised me with a spontaneous phone recording of her singing one of my songs. As I reply I grabbed my own phone and recorded myself dueting with her and doing harmonies. We have sung this song together on stage a few times (last time in Baltimore, Faeriecon 2016). So This video is not the best audio/image quality but an spontaneous greeting and videoreply of two friends, because an ocean is not enough to keep us apart. Thanks Héctor @hedac for merging our smartphone videos and blending us together with your lovely clouds time-lapse. That way we are together in The Realms of Twilight.
I love you Kelly and miss you so much! Thanks for doing this and making me feel so special.
A song about innocence and magic: The Realms of Twilight
This song is about the innocence, that sparkling fire that we lose when we grow older and leave our childhood behind. But if not too late, this song brings the hope to relight it before it’s vanished completely. It was included in my first official album Ancient Shadows, but this is an spontaneous version just recording ourselves with our smartphones a couple of days ago.
My sweet raven sister... I miss you too 💜
We keep on connecting in the strangest most magical ways even if we are far away... (not surprising). The oceans between us mean nothing to us
The Realms of Twilight (Poem/Lyrics)
Child of ours
you remember us
though we yearn to know
will you tomorrow?
Your spirit sour
you were so sweet
Now you're growing old
and full of sorrow
And time takes flight so fast
the days of games and joy
are gone in a blast
The days we gaily glew
like white stars in the dusk
playing in the realms of twilight
Ephemeral but true
so wild and so sublime
our shimmer crossed the sky
and then started to fade
Oh don't you miss now your invisible friends?
Sweet child of ours you know we wish you well
the time has come now to tell you fare thee well
And when you feel your light dies down
just call our name
and we´ll be back to keep your blaze
oh safe with us
glowing again in the realms of twilight
Long time friends and collaborators
Kelly and I have been friends for over a decade now, we met for the first time in Faerieworlds festival (Oregon) where we performed together. She as my guest and I as guest of their band. We crossed paths many times (Oregon, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cornwall, London...) joining our voices. Sometimes jamming crazy muppet songs in the hotel room and acoustic sets or up in the stage cloaked in wings and magic.
But always a dream away, the connection and mutual admiration has always been strong... and things like this just made my day...
So hope you enjoyed the video, the audio and image quality was not meant to be the best, but it brought us together over the phone :)
singer-songwriter & illustrator
Woodland / Rosa Mundi