The guys from Three Minutes Music made their own video for “Eyes Wide Shut” (Antonio Remix) and I am absolutely stunned by the result. It fits the mood of the song so beautifully – and I hope you will enjoy it just as much!
This Christmas, I am offering you the acapella track for my single “Eyes Wide Shut” for FREE DOWNLOAD. You are absolutely free to remix it and post it online, as long as you don’t make any profit off of it. My team and I will choose ONE of the remixes / versions to be an official release.
You can write to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
I wish you the best of luck and inspiration and I can’t wait to hear your take on my “Eyes Wide Shut”! Merry Christmas 😀
~ NAVI ~
On Friday, December 4th, NAVI will perform at BOUND Party in Bucharest, an event dedicated to the Shibari art (Japanese bondage). The event, organised by Play SMart, will take place on Hristov Botev no. 25 and will feature performances from Romanian and foreign riggers.
NAVI will be accompanied on stage by the young Romanian rigger Drysin and she will sing live while being suspended in ropes. This combination of live music and Shibari is unprecedented and NAVI takes full advantage of it to express the freedom and sensuality that define her music.
The singer has made her passion for BDSM quite public, to the extent of featuring hardcore S&m scenes in her debut music video “Picture Perfect” (2014).
Drysin și NAVI will ve the first act; the evening will continue with masterful erotic shows performed by BogdanB & Sash_a (Romania), Silent_TeddyBear & Sandra Du Verena (Bulgaria), Pedro_Cordas (Portugal) & Maya Homerton (Spain) and Dark Shibari (Romania). The music will be provided by Devil Doll and Feather Duvet will color the night with paintings and sketches inspired by the shows, in real time.
Entrance: 35 ron / person
Doors open: 22:00
BOUND Party is an open-to-the-public event, but the rules for usual private parties organized by Play SMArt apply – read them here.
The organizers reserve their right to select participants permitted to enter the premises for safety and discretion-related reasons.
Pe 10 octombrie am fost invitată la emisiunea “Sala de Repetiții” de pe Radio3net “Florian Pittiș”. A fost prima oară când am pășit în studioul T6 al Radiodifuziunii după foarte mulți ani – am participat la o ediție mai veche a emisiunii, pe vremea când făceam parte din proiectul Alexandra & Alec.
A fost un moment special pentru că a fost primul performance live filmat cu noul meu band, alcătuit din instrumentiști tineri și foarte talentați: Mihai Munteanu (chitară & backing vocals); Mihail Doman (bass) și Marian Bolea (percuție). Ei îmi vor fi de acum alături în concerte și sunt încântată că împreună am reușit să dăm o formă nouă show-ului “Acoustic is the New Black”. Avem tot mai multe piese, atât originale cât și cover-uri reorchestrate în stilul nostru, și totul sună mult mai dinamic și “viu” cu instrumente live.
Atâtea povești, atâtea cântece prinse între pereții vechi ai studioului, mirosul acela specific de muzică, toate m-au inspirat să cânt cu tot ce am, să-mi pun sufletul pe tavă și să-i povetesc adorabilei Carmen Tîrșănoagă ce se ascunde în spatele unor compoziții foarte personale, ca “Picture Perfect“, “The Burning Process” sau “Put him to sleep”.
Iată ce a avut Carmen de spus despre apariția noastră la emisiune, într-un articol publicat pe site-ul Radio3net:
“Cum arată un artist? Îți spun eu! E sensibil, talentat, muncitor și pune suflet în tot ceea ce face pentru ca mesajul să ajungă așa cum trebuie la public. Navi cu siguranță are toate aceste calități și a demonstrat acest lucru sâmbătă, 10 octombrie, la “Sala de Repetiții”. Și pentru că e un om pozitiv, are alături oameni la fel de talentați, cum ar fi producătorul său, NMC și band-ul ei, Mihai Munteanu (chitară), Mihail Doman (bass) și Marian Bolea (percuție)”
Setlist NAVI + Band @ Sala de Repetiții
Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry cover)
Only Love Can Hurt Like This / Ghost (Paloma Faith / Ella Henderson medley)
All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor cover)
Mulțumesc doamnei Mădălina Ion pentru această oportunitate, de-a reveni la “Sala de Repetiții” cu vise și cântece noi, mulțumesc întregii ei echipe, sunteți extraordinari și ne-am simțit minunat alături de voi!
* Foto: Raluca Miroi
During her intense promotional run for her new single “Eyes Wide Shut“, NAVI stopped by TVH’s morning show, “O 9 ZI”, for a live performance and a quick Q&A. She performed “The Burning Process” live and acoustic, accompanied by Mihai Munteanu on guitar, and introduced her latest music video. Also, she accepted Alexandra NesteA’s challenge to answer as many personal & funny questions as possible in under one minute.
On Tuesday, September 29th 2015, NAVI was invited to the popular Romanian morning show “Neatza cu Răzvan și Dani” on Antena 1, to perform her latest single, “Eyes Wide Shut“. Dressed in a classy black veil blouse designed by Baroque Fashion, complete with and an Anca Irina Lefter leather harness and PVC pants, NAVI took to the stage to deliver the emotional love song, accompanied by a music video directed by NMC.
It isn’t the first time NAVI has performed on this show: in recent years, she has premiered some of the Alexandra & Alec singles here and also claimed an award during the Battle of Songs songwriting contest, showcased by Răzvan and Dani.
The Romanian newspaper Click! published an article about NAVI’s love story with guitar player and composer Andrei Grigore (Mindcage Escape). The two musicians met on Tinder last autumn and have been together for a year now. NAVI revealed the romantic details of their first dates exclusively to journalist Raluca Damian:
“From the very first moment, I was very attracted to him, I felt something I was quite afraid to define. He took me to a wonderful restaurant, where we sat and talked until closing time. We moved to a bar, that also closed eventually. Our first was magical. I wanted that moment in time to last forever, all I knew was I didn’t want to let go of his hand”
NAVI also explained the connection between her beautiful love story with Andrei and her latest single, “Eyes Wide Shut“:
“Eyes Wide Shut” is the most honest song I’ve ever written. It’s about the kind of love that can drive you insane, but also saves you, about that state of grace in which you’re so afraid to lose yourself, even tough you know you can’t help it (…) The song is about, inspired by and dedicated to Andrei”.
Read the full article here! (in Romanian)
On September 16th, NAVI was invited to the Bucuresti FM morning show to present her single, “Eyes Wide Shut”. Accompanied by Mihail Doman (guitar), the singer also offered an acoustic rendition of “The Burning Process” and told listeners all about what music means to her, the way she writes songs and the upcoming series of concerts in autumn. Also present in the studio was NAVI’s producer, Marian Nica, who also directs her edgy / epic music videos.
You can watch the whole show here (“The Burning Process” begins at minute 16:00)
Photo: Alexandru Dolea
An exciting competition for semi-professional and amateur sound engineers is now open for submissions. Audio-Technica, Genelec and Focusrite have teamed up for the “Sound, looking for sound engineer” contest, offering amazing prizes for home-studio owners who want to try their hand at mixing a song from scratch. The tracks provided by the organizers have all been recorded with different types of Audio-Technica microphones.
All you have to do to subscribe is download the tracks and take your time with the mix (submissions are open until December 14th). If you’re currently living in Romania, then you’re a candidate for this contest.
Submissions: September 15, 2015 – December 14, 2015
Announcing the winners: December 17th, 2015
Mihai Pop (sound engineer with over 15 years of professional experience), Adrian Despot (singer-songwriter and the frontman of Vița de Vie, one of Romania’s most successful rock bands), Bryan Borcherds (composer and sound engineer; Global Channel Marketing Manager for Focusrite), Dré Klaassen (European Regulatory Specialist On Wireless Products at Audio Technica Europe and a professional drummer) and James Gallacher (Area Sales Manager at Genelec).
- 1st place: a pair of Genelec M040 studio monitors + a Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre audio interface + an Audio-Technica AT4047 studio microphone
- 2nd place: a pair of Genelec M030 studio monitors + a Focusrite ISA One preamp + an Audio-Technica AT4040 studio microphone
- 3rd place: an Audio-Technica AT2035 studio microphone + a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M70x professional monitoring headphones
I wish you all the best of luck and inspiration!
NAVI’s latest single, “Eyes Wide Shut“, has received positive reviews from the local and international press. Among the indie blogs supporting the Romanian artist is BluesBunny.com, that posted a short, but conclusive review about the song last week and featured the music video on its homepage.
“Although she is from Romania, NAVI takes a very American approach to her song “Eyes Wide Shut” and, while the piano may well be much to the fore, it is her heart that truly drives the song forward“, the reviewer states.
BluesBunny.com has also reviewed NAVI’s previous single, “The Burning Process“, opening the door for other independent blogs to discover the singer songwriter’s releases.