This album is a two-year labor of love, all bringing together some of the very best in music Industry all writing playing and producing music to complement these enchanting, genuinely soothing and meditate vocals.
Into a troubled world sweeps the sensuous, reflective voice of Yara Lapidus, whose journey from Beirut to Cairo and Paris , then London’s Abbey Road Studios and Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, has led to a stunning set of songs that reach our ears like a gentle breeze on a sultry summer day. From a bilingual pair of covers of John Lennon’s “How,” to her collaborations with Brazil’s Chico César, Palestinian oud virtuosos Simon Shaheen and Adnan Joubran,and even punk pioneer Iggy Pop, Yara’s U.S. debut release, “Just a Dream Away”, reveals a voice blooming with understated power, and an artist unconstrained by genre and convention .
Each track brings the listener a sense of calm, peace and hope that it is all “Just A Dream Away”.
For this year Grammys consideration
New Age Album of the Year
“Just A Dream Away”
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Best New Artist of the Year
In addition for this year Grammys consideration
Best New Artist of the Year - Yara Lapidus
Song of the Year - “Just A Dream Away”
Best record of the Year - “How – KIF”
Best Rock Performance - Iggy Pop and Yara Lapidus “Encor, Encor”
Producer of the Year - Dawn Elder “Just A Dream Away”
Album of the Year - “Just A Dream Away”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals ; “Just A Dream Away” by Matt Rhode, Lynne Fiddmont and Dawn Elder
Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals ; “How” by Matt Rhode, Lynne Fiddmont, and Dawn Elder
Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals ; “Everlastingly”, Music Gabriel Yared, Vocals Lynne Fiddmont, Dawn Elder
Best Engineered Album – Jeff Peters (sound-mix), Sean Magee (mastering)
Best Recording package of the Year - Sarah Etienne ,Guillaume Nicollet, Eric Vandepoorter
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ABOUT YARA LAPIDUS
Little wonder: her self-penned lyrics tell of love and its origin, whether in desire, loneliness, or obsession. Her music, as spacious and acoustic as it is epic and orchestral, is at the service of her expressive voice. A vocal instrument imbued with feeling and experience – the Paris-based Yara has lived several lives – and something more mercurial, something glimpsed.