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We Hurt: Enchanting Simona-Valentina reminds us that life has a real purpose when we love on ‘Whispers’

After affectionately sending a fitting tribute to her much-beloved Grandmother via her stunning ‘Snowflakes Fall‘ from December 2020, Simona-Valentina shines a superb light on the true value of that all-important love which we all need and treasure on ‘Whispers‘.

Simona-Valentina is a terrifically talented indie folk/pop singer-songwriter, one half of SVRPoole, painter, and dancer born in Victoria, Transylvania, who is now based in busy London, England.

Inspired by the dusty cassettes and classic vinyls she heard whilst growing up, she makes that dreamy love-filled, break-up packed soundtrack, which has so much elegance flowing from each note sung.

A song I wrote after contemplating on the meaning of life and love. We are like whispers in the dirt or tiny specs of dust floating around with meaningless and painful blisters, broken bones and painful wounds, until we discover the true and immense value and power of love that gives sense to this life and our living on this Earth. Love is everything.” ~ Simona-Valentina

Whispers‘ from the sensational Romanian-born, London, England-based indie folk/pop singer-songwriter, dancer, and painter Simona-Valentina, shows us a hauntingly beautiful piece of art that holds you close, as you get out of the cold and move inside to feel the warmth again.

Made with a genuine care which is so sadly rare these days – this is a marvelous single with so much exquisite grace wrapped subtly all over to make you smile – and certainly touches your fragile heart just right. Its easy to see why this is such a highly respected artist, who sings like an angel sent from above.

Hear her latest beautiful work of art on Spotify and see more of her lovely creations via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

SVRPoole get over their fear of rejection with ‘Dusted Artist’

Pop-folk as a concept might sound like it takes a bit of explaining, but that’s what we’ve got here with acoustic singer-songwriting duo SVRPoole; a mix of early Fleetwood Mac, June Carter, ABBA, and Steeleye Span. It’s a cute little mix, vocalist and guitarist Simona-Valentina’s high resonance, Angel Olsen-like vocal underpinned by some frankly delicious slide guitar work and ballady brushed drum-and-tambourine patterns.

Lyrically, this is a song for mistakes, misshapes, and misfits, or anyone who feels stigmatised, rejected, or otherwise discriminated against. Written originally as a poem for Simona-Valentina’s sister, it’s gentle, it’s quirky, it’s got a bit of a boho indie vibe going on amongst the folk-country-ish tinges, and the lilting chorus vocal is irretrievably hummable.

You can hear ‘Dusted Artist’ on Soundcloud. Follow SVRPoole on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes