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Norton Andreev

"Equally Lost" - available on July 10

Every summer, since 2010, I have been releasing a compilation with my favourite songs. Initially, it was mostly about the songs I liked at the point of the release. By the time, I started developing the concept of the project - and started working on it for the whole duration of 12 months. This would include "collecting" the songs I might want to include in the album, as well as thinking about the title and the cover. As it is created over a period of a year, I wanted it to be telling a story - the story of my life. I wanted it to be sending some message, to have meaning. This means I have always been putting a lot of efforts into selecting the best songs – creating a mixture of commercial hits with songs I like which are not as popular - and designing the album artwork. Looking back at each of the compilations I have released, and listening to the songs included, always brings back memories from the time I have been working on the particular album. No matter if it is the one from the last year or the one from ten years ago.
 
The album I will be presenting this year – “Equally Lost” – is about the challenges, the uncertainty and, in general, about going through life when it is hard. It reflects how I have been feeling during the past year and also how I am feeling about what is coming up next. After facing difficult times, it is always the case that something positive is upon us.
 
Music has always been my saviour and, especially in those dark times in my life, it has helped me go through it all. I had time to explore new music and this project includes many artists I have never included in my previous compilations. As the album includes variety of genres, I have been thinking how to do it, so that it does not sound like being all over the place, but rather as a complete piece of work which makes sense as a whole.
 
As I want to reach to as many people as possible, “Equally Lost” will be made available as a playlist on Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube. Furthermore, a premium physical edition will be produced – and, as usual, it will be a gift to my closest people with whom I would love to share my emotions, embodied in the songs included in the album.

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