- Darja Premieres New Song “Rise Up” on SoundCloud
- New York-based Germany and the UK singer-songwriter Darja has delivered a new song "Rise Up" via streaming music services.
She has already shot a music video, which will be released in a month. The video was directed by Gaudens Martin Zulu, featuring cinematography by Snyder Derival and choreography by Ana Kisin.
Darja has appeared on multiple TV music competitions, including Germany’s Popstars in 2001 and ITV’s Pop Idol, Season 2 in the UK.
In 2014, she joined in Zilos' “Summer Breeze” as guest vocals. After the song, she released “True Paradise”, which has been awarded Best Pop/Dance Song by The Akademia Music Awards.
About the new song, Darja said;
"This song was inspired by my entire life’s journey up to date. I have always been a foreigner everywhere I lived, so I always felt a bit like an outsider trying to fit in. Today I feel like a citizen of the world. I identify with every race and every social class, because I have seen it all, I have experienced the bottom I have experienced the top and ultimately it is all fleeting until you decide to love yourself for who you are no matter what life throws at you.
'Rise Up' is about finding back to yourself, about finding back to your strength and overcoming the toughest moments and stand tall and stronger than ever."
- She continued;
"I was very close to becoming a popstar in Germany and after a few unfortunate circumstances it did not come to fruition and it was traumatizing to the point where I never wanted to sing again. After many years of grieving and healing from that experience, overcoming many insecurities and self-sabotage, I found my way back to music and performing and I remembered what really matters to me. 'Rise Up' is about shaking off the last remnants of past trauma, about shedding the old skin to be reborn into a new stronger, lighter, more confident and positive self. There are people out there who have gone through much tougher life experiences than I have and I want this song to be their song, I want it to give strength and inspiration to those who need it the most."
- source : Your EDM