New World Songs from Lockdown is a project by Djanan Turan, an immigrant mother originally from Turkey, a female producer singer songwriter who has been based in London's creative and musical community for the past 20 years.
Djanan has been writing a new album for the last two years in which she expresses her challenges with sense of belonging within this world that has been consistently increasing it’s brutality on some. With these emotional struggles more amplified since having had her baby, she is using the power of songs to contribute towards a world of beauty and justice, with a heart and mind that struggles to settle in what she can’t agree with. Despite a discernible resentment, they encompass the secrets she shares, towards a better world.
The album was meant to be recorded in the studio and released in October 2020. In a drastic change of events, in light of a global lockdown and it’s new way of life Djanan decided to go ahead with producing this album with kindred musicians in lockdown. Recording her ideas at home she is now sharing the files with other musicians who record their parts working remotely in their home studios.
This collaboration between 10+ globally experienced musicians whom Djanan met at different stages of her musical journey is an unexpected and inspirational get together in times where they feel music is much needed.
Djanan created the project New World Songs from Lockdown’ with the hope to establish a bond between herself, the musicians involved but most importantly with the audience to envision a world of values driven by love and trust. Djanan who is certain that this project will connect many dreamers together and coming out from the other end of the pandemic, they will have set an ecosystem where there is no longer any acceptance for sacrifice for the greater good.
If you feel that this project will resonate with you in these unprecedentent times and would like to get involved:
Share the elements of the world you envisage
Follow the Project Blog
Join Djanan Turan’s social pages
Share with those who you think would like to get involved
Subscribe to Bandcamp with the yearly subscription which gives you free download to all the released tunes and a video call for your personal questions regarding the writing and recording processes.
As a gratitude for your involvement Djanan will be:
Releasing a new track every few weeks along with the idiosyncratic stories that led to the creation of each track.
Writing new songs based on the stories and ideas you send
Sharing backstage material of creation process
Gratitude Pack for donations over £150 ( limited )
A massive thank you in advance for all your support...