After unveiling her single “Fado”, Priscila Da Costa presents “Balanced Darkness”, her new single and music video: power and graciousness to introduce her first album to be released at Rockhal on January 21, 2023.
“Balanced Darkness” shows a connection with nature and our own consciousness.
This creation invites us to take a new look at the world and at yourself, and to embark on a path of exploration and transformation through PTOLEMEA’s mystic sound and visuals. The melody drags us into the depths of the ocean and the message is clear : it is possible to find a balance (Balanced) by welcoming the dark parts (Darkness) of our soul.
Recorded by Falcon the producer, Sacha Hanlet at ‘Them Lights’ Studio, Kulturfabrik (Esch/Alzette, LU), Balanced Darkness was mixed by Charel Stoltz (Holz Sound, LU), mastered by Jon Tornblom from ‘Transparent-mastering (CA) and written by Priscila Da Costa. For the video, the first scene was shot in Luxembourg and then Priscila chose the unique and dreamlike landscape of the Cordoama Beach close to Sagres in the Iberian Peninsula for the main scenes. Like in the clip where two worlds come together, it was an opportunity for the artist to go back to her roots as well as to unite two aspects of her identity. Each contrast is highlighted in order to achieve this much sought-after balance.
Thanks to “Balanced Darkness” and as Priscila says “it is by exploring our dark sides that we develop our resilience, our creativity. Each of us has elements of darkness and light. This duality makes us one. Often we only focus on the positive and try to avoid, bury or reject the negative because according to our perception, one is good and the other is bad… but what if darkness wasn’t so bad ?”. In line with the two previous singles, “Inspiration” representing the Earth element, then “Fado” illustrating the Fire element, “Balanced Darkness” dives into the Water element and can be found on PTOLEMEA’s first album (release scheduled for January 21, 2023 at the Rockhal Club in Esch/Alzette, LU). To subscribe on Spotify: Ptolemea Spotify, and to stay connected: www.ptolemea.com
With PTOLEMEA, the singer and musician Priscila Da Costa takes us on a real sonorous, visual and spiritual adventure. As its music gets created, PTOLEMEA grows more and more into an alternative and experimental style, definitely pagan rock / dark folk. This identity is unique and is reinforced by the mystical and captivating voice of Priscila.
A glimpse of the universe – The name PTOLEMEA is not insignificant. It is inspired by the astronomer and astrologer Claudius Ptolemeus who studied “the harmony – or the music of the spheres”. This theory is based on the idea that the universe is governed by harmonious numerical relationships, (…) the distances between planets corresponding to musical intervals. For the singer, the expansion of the universe is connected to the expansion of all living souls. She chose this name in a desire to share the key steps of her musical and spiritual journey which defines her identity as an artist. Also, nature is sacred and is an integral part of her approach.
The magic of this project lies in the fact that its captivating music emerges from the connection that the artist on the rise experiences with the cosmos. With her band, Sarah Kertz on synthesiser and backing vocals, Remo Cavallini on guitars and Martin Schommer on drums, Priscila harvests an innovative sound signature that allows her to create what resonates deep within her soul. The energy of this sound and her voice touches the public and it is on stage where PTOLEMEA really reveals itself!