The Spanish Christian Group Papel Mache (Paper Mache) has been sharing several of his singles along with their videos on his YouTube channel for a while now.
Spanish news site digital protestant spoke with the project creator and vocalist Keila Elmon the songs that will be included in the group’s new album and the premiere of the single If the galaxy (If the galaxy).
“It’s very special because this song name the new album Galaxy whispers (Galaxy whispers). The message we want to share is what if, for example, the moon or the stars could speak and tell us everything they have seen over the years? It’s something like what Jesus said about how, if stones could talk, they would talk about Him; is to understand how creation cries out and speaks of its creator and through it we can marvel and know him betterElm pointed out.
The the album will include songs that have already been released on their social media such as At the mountains (To the mountains); Barquitos de Papel (Little paper boats); My Hogar (My house); Grace (Grace); Meteorico astronomico (Astronomical meteoric); Miserable disasters (miserable disasters); Global pandemicl (Global pandemic); Aquel verano (This summer) and now If the galaxy (If the galaxy) has been added.
Keila explained that this time they are working with producer Edu Míngolo of Time Machine Studio, and “the new album is very varied, in fact, in some songs we mix folk and Celtic music with a more modern rhythm. As musicians, we are not closed to new sounds”.
The singer-songwriter pointed out that Galaxy whispers (Whispers of the Galaxy) also features the collaboration of several artists such as FerMusicK, Daniel Lüdtke, Twice, Samuel Troc, Betty Akna and Jaz Jacob.
“The the album will contain 11 songs plus 3 bonus tracksthe latest promotional title, Satellite (Satellite), will be published at the end of Octoberand then we go officially release the full album“, she says.
Keila Olmo Sánchez, known on social media as Keila Ormeis the creator of Papel Mache. She explained that the musical project bears this name because the dough used for this craft technique is supposedly worthless because it comes from what is not used, like an old newspaper.
“But if you take it, break it into pieces and mold it, you can make works of art; I thought of God as an artist which gives value and despite how life breaks us, he keep working and can do artwork with us“, underlined the singer.
She also mentioned that papier-mache is made from pieces of many types of paper and in a way which characterizes the philosophy of the group.
“As a group, we have been many musicians along the way. Now that I am married, it is a project that I lead with my husband Edwin Puerto; we are accompanied by Judit Pujol López who plays the flute and other instruments, she is in charge of Children’s Papel Mache with us,” she added.
In Spain, “we are now a somewhat fixed group; however, we understand that some members are married, have children, or are missionaries, they have jobs, and sometimes it is difficult for all of us to fit together. We have a whatsapp group to check availability and there are around 30 people includedElm pointed out.
The Children’s Papel Mache The Youtube channel currently has about five thousand subscribers and “we already have new songs to record, some are original and some are versions of older songs; it will be a super special material available from 2023”, informed Keila.
The singer explained that they want to do more concerts for childrenbecause nowadays there is a lot of material for the little ones through a screen, but there is little live activity.
“We want go to camps, churches. We always tell the organizers who invite us that we can do two events in one day, in the morning with children and in the afternoon with adults”.
She urged parents and legal guardians to provide children with tools to discern and learn how to face the world in the future.
“Our job is to make songs full of values so they can fill their minds and hearts with the right message to be ready for the future, so that when they go out, they know how to make the right choices. In the end, when they grow up, it will be them make their own decisions“, she says.
Elm concluded by announcing that among their future plans, they hopes to release a song to celebrate Christmas in December with the Chilean group Primera fe (First faith), and they plan agendas to try to achieve this goal.
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