Gazing through neo-symbolism once more, Realma paints a whimsical fay scenery in her newest single, ‘Ashgrey Butterfly. She addresses real-life concerns of social burnout, loneliness and depression prevalent in modern adolescence and young adulthood. Although, on the surface, the twinkly music exudes a dreamy, euphoric nostalgia in the psychedelic mix of orchestral and synth textures, the ambiguous lyrics are poignant in their sobering slice of irony:
With this brand-new track, Realma
is once again excited to be delving further into the music world . With a single that explores yet another new angle of her insights, introducing yet another distinct realm in her musical universe. Keep an eye out for her fourth single . It will further emphasize the unique divisions of her musical persona.
Realma is an intimate musical alter-ego of an independent Serbian/Chinese polymodal artist. Her music has been featured in Rolling Stone India, Calvert Journal, Music Crowns, Zile si Nopti, Vreme . Also numerous other media outlets across the world, as well as Femikseta 9 and 10 – yearly compilations of original music by Serbian female artists.
While her eye-catching live session videos feature notable locations, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Felix Romuliana and Botanical Garden “Jevremovac”, Realma’s animated music videos, in collaboration with the award-winning animator and artist Mihajlo Dragaš, have been a part of multiple international film festivals. To name a few : Lift-Off Global Sessions, Flipbook Film Festival and Animest. Most recently, her performance at Femix Fest has been described by Headliner.rs as “Eclectic, distinct and multidisciplinary”. Her single has entered Top 3 semifinals in the MArte Live European competition.
By finding unlikely intersections
that border the traditional and the experimental, the mystical and the quotidian, Realma is foremost a neo-symbolist at her core. Using otherworldly sonorities and narratives to confront the everyday in all its light and dark hues, the artist wields the medium of songwriting as a transformative force of reverie and escape. Like disparate realms reflected in the crystals of a sorceress!. Her songs manifest divergent themes through influences of different musical genres. Fused together by the omnipresent witchy quality, Realma’s music is both atavistic and postmodern. Gloomy and empowering, filmic and life-like. Within such a multi-genre brew, each song and its animated accompaniment represent a distinct adventure in her unique audiovisual universe.
Based upon Realma’s art songs,
Realmaverse is her multi-genre audiovisual universe infused with engaging characters and their gripping stories. Realma and her team are currently working on the exciting possibilities of shaping this musical universe into a powerful franchise, with plans to extend the storyworlds into the comic, tabletop RPG and video game mediums.