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Veronica D’Souza emerges from the fashion world with debut single

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“Masterfully melds sensations of impatience, passion, dread, and hope”- The Line Of Best Fit

“Her unique sound authentically reflects emotional depth, lush harmonies, and a courageous commitment to change.”- Wonderland Magazine

Veronica D’Souza is an Indian/East African/Danish independent producer and songwriter, with a feminist, multicultural and artistic approach to music and the world. “Just Because a Crush” explores the encounter between two people with a fragile mind, and with its catchy hooks, visual production and Veronica’s vocals, the debut single glides effortlessly over a pulsating rhythm of hypnotic beats and caring lyrics.

“Just Because a Crush” is the first single from Veronica D’Souza’s upcoming album, and it was produced by Veronica herself and mixed by Jorge Elbrecht, who is known for his work with, among others, Sky Ferreira, Caroline Polachek and Weyes Blood. Veronica contacted Jorge Elbrecht a year ago, and he immediately fell in love with her sound and has since mixed the rest of the album.

Veronica D’Souza lives in Copenhagen and she personifies fearless creativity and a genre-defining approach. In addition to her music, she is also recognized for her great work as an entrepreneur, activist, change agent and advocate for women’s rights, where her transformative influence resonates through her musical art. Veronica D’Souza’s music reflects her authentic voice of emotional depth, lush harmonies, and a courageous commitment and urge for change.

Veronica was the founder of fashion label CARCEL, which made headlines in Vogue, i-D mag, The Huffington Post and made the cover of The New York Times globally for its innovative approach to empowering women in prisons with paid employment and education through luxurious and sustainable clothes. She also founded Ruby Cup, a social enterprise dedicated to providing sustainable menstrual products to women and girls in East Africa.

Having to close down CARCEL due to Covid was a catalyst for Veronica to find her voice again in a new way and teach herself how to produce music. In line with her entrepreneurial spirit, she took the lead and spent the nights on YouTube to emerge as a self-taught and independent artist. Veronica’s music is an extension of her work promoting women’s rights and her fight for social change. There is a common thread in her messages and her way of looking at the world with an in-depth storytelling of many different layers and genres.

Built with glitchy electronics and a thick bed of yearning vocal harmonies, ‘Just Because A Crush’ is an atmospheric, genre-transcending, sincere antidote to post-covid anxiety. “If the stars don’t align, make them shine”, Veronica sings as the track sweeps over the listener with subtle, soulful life-affirming moods, reminding the listener that even if things don’t go to plan in life, that you can still make something beautiful out of it.

The visual part of Veronica D’Souza symbolizes the sensuality of connecting with nature and fire to breathe in instability and find power and strength. The press pictures are therefore photographed at Ordrup Næs – Veronica’s favorite place to breathe and connect with nature.

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The Daisy Jopling Band To Perform “The Northgate Story” July 12-14th, 2024 At The Stern/Cornish Estate Ruins At Northgate In Cold Spring, NY

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Join the Daisy Jopling Band featuring local students for an adventure of history and music as they perform “The Northgate Story” July 12-14th, 2024. 

“The Northgate Story” is a musical celebration of history through music presented by Daisy Jopling and her Band. The concert will present the story of the historic Stern/Cornish estate, part of the Hudson Highlands State Park located in Cold Spring, NY.  With narration and performance, Daisy will tell us about the families who owned the site and how they shared their time and estate with youngsters. This event will support music education as local music students will perform as part of the event. 

Northgate the Stern/Cornish Estate:

Northgate, also known as “the old Cornish Estate” located in the Hudson Highlands State Park north of Cold Spring, NY is a popular hiking destination in the Hudson Valley. It was first put together by Sigmund and Dove Stern starting in the early 20th century by purchasing small farms near and around the Surprise Lake Camp. The Sterns were connected to the camp and Mr. Stern served on the board and donated land to them. After Dove’s passing in 1915 the site was leased then sold to Edward and Selina Cornish in 1917. The estate became a gentleman’s dairy farm under Mr. Cornish till shortly before his passing in 1938. The Cornish family did not use the site much after Edward Cornish’s death, and in 1958 a fire destroyed the residence. Central Hudson purchased the estate to build a power plant in 1963, but heard the public wishes that it not be built and it was sold and given to New York State parks to be part of the Hudson Highlands State Park in 1967.

Classical/rock violinist Daisy Jopling was born in London, and now lives in NY. She has toured to 54 countries around the world and recorded nine albums, two with BMG RCA Victor. Daisy was the first international violinist to perform a major concert at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

She has collaborated with many international stars, including Bobby McFerrin and Hollywood’s Hans Zimmer, and her Solo work has included playing a concerto at the Royal Albert Hall in London at the age of 14, playing twice before 30,000 people at the opening of the Vienna Festival, touring with her band to 53 stunning concert halls in China, creating “Illuminance” on Bannerman Island, NY which aired on PBS in 2021 and 2022, and performing her own “Awakening” Concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. 

“The Northgate Story” will be performed at the Stern/Cornish Estate at Northgate, which is located in the Hudson Highlands State Park, in Cold Spring, NY from July 12th-14th, 2024.

Get your tickets for this amazing show here: 

http://daisyjoplingfoundation.org/northgate/

The official website for The Daisy Jopling may be found at 

https://www.daisyjopling.com

For more information and interview requests contact Jimmy Star [email protected]

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