Palma Ada is a self-taught Swiss/UK based singer and musician with Slovak/Hungarian roots. A nomadic wanderer, she spent her life traveling across many destinations and indulging herself in different professions, studies and adventures. Palma, an enthusiastic artist with a lot to give she released her latest single titled “Sister”, the atmospheric and intricate song with sensational elements and a riveting abduction into the dance world and ethereal characteristic of Palma Ada. “Sister” doesn’t have many lyrics or vocals to the song however, it’s ability to evoke the dancing bone in our bodies to get up and let loose, forget about our self-conscious thoughts and allow ourselves to roam freely with the song makes it a hit! The goal for music is to allow us to feel. Rather we feel positive, negative, or energetic emotions, if a song fails to give us emotion then is it really a song? Palma knows exactly how to avoid that stigma of releasing music with no actual meaning behind it. “Sister” is a unique hit that is highly memorable and I can see Palma Ada having a career filled with longevity and success and I’m excited to see what else she brings to the table!
Listen to Palma Ada's new song "Sister".
Hi Palma, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I am Palma Ada, a Swiss and UK based musician. Thank you for having me.
How was it growing up in Switzerland? Out of all the destinations you’ve visited do you have
a personal favorite?
Switzerland really is what you make of it. All in all I am just beyond grateful for the people I have in my life now. My favourite country I have visited would probably be Brazil, although it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. I was just very humbled by the people in Brazil and it made a strong impression on me.
How would you explain the way music makes you feel?
It’s a gateway to a state of mind, a memory or an emotion. It’s eternal in many ways. Where everything else has its limits, music doesn’t. It makes people connect and relate to each other and ultimately, probably even heals them.
This is your first release which track has been your personal favourite and why?
Yes, this is my first official release. It was written as part of a score for a feature film called «Wolkenbruchs Wunderliche Reise In Die Arme Einer Schickse». These tracks were an exciting challenge and a blessing, as they had to embody the right mood for the scene. I don’t mind restrictions when it comes to my work, because they force you to dig deeper. The producer, Michael Schertenleib, was already a close friend of mine, that’s generally a great environment to work in. Being the first release of more to come, these two tracks have become our babies in many ways. And being a great mother, I love all my kids equally.
Can you tell us the meaning behind your latest release?
Well the film is based on a Novel about an adolescent orthodox jew in Zurich’s district «Wiedikon». He falls in love with a «Schicksa», meaning a girl who is not of Jewish heritage. He finds himself conflicted, as he has to choose between the people he has loved all his life and his freedom. For me, the story is about a very universal conflict: a choice between an unbearable current state of affairs, that yet feels «safe» and the unknown, that stirs up hope for improvement. Or put very simple: taking risks. I wanted the lyrics to come across respectfully seductive and with a sexual intent when people listen to it first, since the music is played during a party scene in the film and those sort of advances are «risks», most of us have taken at some point in our lives. But ultimately the songs are about that inner argument, whether or not to take a leap, risk it all and allowing ourselves to let go of what is holding us back.
What are your plans for the near future?
I’ve got another EP coming up, that we hope to release early this year and some other projects as well. So stay tuned!
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