LUXEMBOURG, the 8th of July 2022 - Priscila Da Costa presented her new single and videoclip, Fado, which she has chosen to perform in her mother tongue, Portuguese. The release of Ptolemea’s debut album, planned for January 2023, is getting close... Far from the image of traditional fado, this intense title with mysterious sounds and images, defines more and more PTOLEMEA’s musical identity.
The song is titled Fado, which means Destiny in Portuguese, or the power to create our own destiny. Fado is in a way a ritual for the soul, a moment of deep listening of one-self to discover what needs to be let go of. By experimenting this time with the Fire element, the Ego is exposed.
The video shows it, especially when Priscila juggles with the fire poi, and overcomes the fear of fire and gains self-confidence in the process. The message is simple: thanks to their thirst for learning, creating and sharing, Human Beings can overcome their fears and get nearer to the essence of their soul to fulfill their destiny.
Recorded by Falcon the producer, Sacha Hanlet at Studio 'Them Lights' at Kulturfabrik (Esch/Alzette, LU), Fado was mixed by Charel Stoltz (Holz Sound, LU) and mastered by Jon Tornblom from 'Transparent-mastering (CA ) and written by Priscila Da Costa. It was in Luxembourg that she wanted to shoot this new music video: the lights of the city in the distance, an incipient fire at the edge of the fields... The whole story is there. The sun sets, the magical atmosphere in the outskirts of Luxembourg city gives way to the dark night where the Moon can reign with its quiet strength. The fire is alive and omnipresent. The video shows Priscila spending a moment one-on-one with him… to the rhythm of Fado, between singing, dancing and meditation.
PTOLEMEA celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and continues to advance on the path of its destiny with an ever more bewitching pagan rock, dark folk sound. This new single Fado confirms the musical intentions and the vision of the artist. As she says: “Fire brings me strength and openness. It helps to purify and provides a feeling of protection inviting our soul to overcome its fears. I think that fire takes part in the elevation of the spirit. The creation of Fado as well as the realisation of the videoclip were definitely a key step in this experience”. In line with the previous single Inspiration, Fado is a quality creation to be found in PTOLEMEA's first album, which is scheduled for release in early 2023 at the Rockhal Club in Esch/Alzette (LU).
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, 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 both the public and the professionals and it is on stage where PTOLEMEA really reveals itself!