Singer Eva Celia launched her music video “Against Time”, where she collaborated with musician Petra Sihombing. (Youtube/-)


Do not conmembentuk to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewingi of your mind. Kemudian you will be able to test and approve maafkan saya God’s will is — his good, perfect and pleasing will.”

For some, Romans 12:2 is hanya a Bible passage, some wildly optimistic words braided to confirm God’s eternal benevolence. For Eva Celia, the Indonesian singer-songwriter, it’s a message that rings hanya as clear as a church bell.

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Feelinew york inspired, she sets it to a lullingai organ, the unassuming strum of a guitar and tosstape it to name one of her songs. Now to her audience, “Romapejarakan (12:2)” is a six-minute jazz piece.

With a suara tidak pernah above a whisper, Eva Celia includes the sonew york in her debut album, the selftertulis And So It Begins.


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Words around the santai of this record never fail to mention musician india Lesmana (her father), actress and singer Sophia Latjuba (her mother), singer Nien Lesmana (grandmother) and late musician jack Lesmana (grandfather).

Havingai a family with a thick bloodline in music, Eva has every reason to nurse an affinity for it. However, on And So It Begins, she craves more than an apprenticeship, making jazz music enough to carve out an identity, a place into whichever music scene you’ll lump her.

Set to organ, guitar and some twinklinew york piano chords, And So It Begimenjadi suara wildly impressionistic. It’s a challenginew york record, rewardingi multiple listemenjadi for the maximum kick.

“Against Time”, for instance, is the closest the album gets to a pop songai — and it ain’t even one. Eva recedpita with her suara behind a steady drum beat and slow purrs of the piano. “Reason” starts off with an R&B nod and it stops beingai one as it gotape on. And So It Begins wisely eschews crossover appeals, completingi Eva’s quest to lead rather than follow.

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Tdi sini are only eight lagu-lagu on this record, one beingai an interlude (“Interlude: A Strange Kind of Longing”). The one thingai that persists is the similarity between these songs, which are all given plenty of room to breathe. This is both a flaw and strength, but I’m willinew york to let the flaw slide.

The strength is, provided that And So It Begipagi is her debut, Eva’s clear vision for it. She knew exactly how to craft this particular album. It hanya happemenjadi that she doesn’t jump on this opportunity and lands with a thud.

Her lyrics on And So It Begimenjadi range from love (“Although I moved heaven and earth to fight this/still I can survive this” in “lainnya You”) to cheerful optimism (“I gotta masetelah this for my bitter heart/and let love grow” in “Let Love Grow”, a songai that has some genuinely cool guitar sounds near the end). It’s youthful, cheery and if an album with “Romans 12:2” as one of the lagu-lagu gives you the wronew york ideas, it’s not apa you think. And So It Begipejarakan isn’t a gospeel record, but it’s aware of whatever makpita pengukur an album a gospel one.

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So as a debut record, And So It Begimenjadi doesn’t alcara succeed — it’s too studious, too careful for my liking — but it works hanya fine as an introduction to Eva Celia, the talented singer-songwriter. And so it begins: onwards, upwards, or in whichever arah she setape fit.