A girl in a green car
They work with us in Etisoft, play, give concerts in their free time and are a pillar of the band Around the Blues. Our people with passion – Joanna and Przemek Kaniewscy – have just recorded their third album in their musical career. The girl in the green car” premiered at the end of July during the festival “Lauba pełno bluesa” in Sztygarka in Chorzów. On the music market, Around The Blues is a brand itself. Let yourself be taken on this musical journey in an american limousine not only in blues atmosphere, but also read the interview with Joanna and Przemek.
– The album “The girl in the green car” differs from the sound to which we are accustomed. Where did the change come from?
Joanna Kaniewska (singer): This is our third album and we think it has a definitely different sound from the previous ones. It happened because of the change in the line-up of our band – a new guitarist, bass player and drummer. It’s probably less bluesy than the previous ones, although we managed to put some blues in, because it’s already rooted in us for good.
Przemek Kaniewski (guitarists): I approached the recording of the album itself this time much more consciously than it was the case with the previous albums. The recording process itself was a bit more complex. The material was recorded in as many as three different studios, and I “watched over” the recording of guitars, organs and violins personally, thanks to which I had a greater and more conscious influence on the final sound, which I hope you can hear:)
– The video promoting the album reminds me of road movies…… What is the leading theme of this album?
J., P.: There is no consistent theme for the whole album, but the lyrics of the title track is “The girl in the green car”. That is why a green car appears on the cover of the album as well as in the video promoting the album.
The video was shot in the neighbourhood, in Szałsza, and the cameraman and director is Piotr Holinko, our friend from Etisoft. At this point we would like to thank him very much for his good work and dedication, because the weather conditions were not favorable: +40°C and all day in the direct sun did not reduce his involvement.
Since the title track talks about a girl in a car, it was natural for us to have a girl and a car in the video. We also wanted it to be an old American car and, of course, to attract attention. And actually, when we were shooting, everyone was watching the car with curiosity. Additionally, its colour changed the title of the song – initially it was supposed to be a blue car.
– The premiere of the album took place in the post-industrial interiors of Sztygarka’s club in Chorzów, which is the favourite place of Silesian bluesmen.
P: We presented it for the first time to the audience during the festival “Lauba pełno bluesa” on 27th July. The release of the album was, of course, associated with a significant financial investment. Here, once again, we could count on financial support from Etisoft, for which we are very grateful!
– Thank you for the conversation.
We invite you to watch the video “The girl in the green car” and to see the concerts of Around the Blues.
Around the Blues debuted in 2005. It started with an random jam session in the Chorzów club Kotłownia during which the idea of starting a band came up. The musicians perform their own compositions and explore the work of the masters of the genre. They have performed at major blues festivals (Rawa Blues, Olsztyn Blues Nights). Joanna Kaniewska (Mrozek) is the winner of the first place in the category Blues Vocalist of the Year in the survey of the quarterly Twój Blues BLUES TOP 2010.
PHOTO: Marcin Kończak