Friday Song Day: SIMONA RADU

Friday Song Day: SIMONA RADU

Now, I must be honest. Usually I listen to all types of music; new ones, old ones, doesn’t matter. As long as the song inspires something and keeps me humming it for days since I first listened to it, then it’s a winner. Now, I usually tune in to easy listening radio stations. That’s because I like the music there, there are no commercials and they play tracks from all over the world. I am not that keen on commercial music (unless it’s really good).

One day, while listening to the radio, I heard a Romanian song that caught my attention. And because I was tuning in on-line, the song name was displayed in Winamp. And I immediately started searching for it, and guess what: it was nowhere to be found. Nowhere; not on Youtube, there was no CD release, nothing. But because I knew the artist and the name of the song I did something that I haven’t done before. I went on Facebook, and contacted the person. Her name is Simona Radu.

And after a few hours, she replied back to me, happy to hear that I like the song. Then, she has sent it to me. I don’t want to tell you how many times I have listened to it since then. But before I share this with you, let me tell you something about Simona, information sent by her personally for Finding Romania.

Born in the city of Drobeta Turnu Severin, she studied math before realizing that her greatest passion is music. She collaborated with one of our famous bands ever (Vama Veche) and was the lead vocal singer of “Trupa” . Then, a new project commenced, in 2011, with the album “A Million Others Like Me” , winning 2nd place at the People’s and Jury’s Choice of Eco Arts Awards for the song “Blood Stained”. After that, for 2 years in a row, she was the semifinalist of International Songwriting Competition.

Her musical style is set between alternative and pop, most of the times showcasing what we are trying to do to rediscover ourselves, ignoring the limitations set by our current society.

In 2015, Simona composed 2 songs for the soundtrack of the Romanian movie “Bucharest Non-Stop” , directed by Dan Chisu. The song “Non-stop si de la capat” can be heard on the end credits.

You can follow Simona on Facebook to learn more about her career and what she’s planning next.

Now, the song in question, the one I cannot stop praising is “Prinsoare” which means “Through the sun”. It was the first song to be recorded in a professional studio. Composed in 2000 and launched in 2001. Thank you Simona for your contribution to Finding Romania. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song with the world.

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, “Prinsoare by Simona Radu”.

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