Who TF is Janeuary?

We found out some more about Ukranian artist Janeuary following the release of her stirring and powerful new single ‘Awakening’

Ukraine based artist Janeuary is someone who has been winning over the hearts and minds of listeners over the last year thanks to the deeply thoughtful and captivating qualities of her sound. The artist’s back catalogue is full of tracks that showcase a potent and stirring neoclassical sound that is saturated full of nuance and an elegant sense of composure, making for releases that leave a profound and lasting effect on you as a listener.

A perfect example of this lies within her romantic and engrossing new spring single ‘Awakening’, a deeply intimate track that encapsulates the heart and soul that the artist consistently pours into her work. The track unfolds in subtle but deliberate fashion, painstakingly unfurling itself like a flower, and has a stunning video that was fittingly captured in the Kyiv National Botanical Garden. ‘Awakening’ is a masterful showcase of the quiet power and engaging allure that the artist has, and we felt that the release offered the perfect chance for us to get to know Janeuary and find out a bit more about her and her distinctive style.

Who TF is Janeuary?

I’m just a musical weirdo. I can watch the music and listen to the paintings. Touch the sounds and feel them physically.

More officially Janeuary is an alternative composer and singer from Ukraine. Her music is deep and philosophical. She is very sincere with her listeners: every note comes from the depth of her heart and soul.

How long have you been making music?

Since I remember myself, I’ve always been making up some melodies and singing like Donkey from Shrek.

Why do you make music?

Because I’m not able not to.

What are your biggest influences?

My musical family, vinyl records from childhood, my talented musicians, my cat.

What would you say has been your best moment so far?

The moment I got to play a grand piano at the highest placed hotel in the world: Everest View.

I played my “Everest” there. And cried.

How would you describe your sound to somebody unfamiliar with it?

As a bleeding heart served for you on a golden plate

What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?

I guess, a concert in London would be great, one day.

We love your new single ‘Awakening’, what more can you tell us about it?

I can tell you, I made up an additional part for strings just two days before release, and now I suffer and can’t sleep at night, ’cause I never had a chance to add it to the composition anymore…

What else do you have planned for the near future?

I plan an album a year! Or two. Or more.

And finally, who is your biggest fan right now?

My dog, Charlie.

(It’s Ray Charles, actually)