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DARRYL WEZY ANNOUNCES DIGITAL REISSUE OF ‘MAZE OF FEARS’ ON ITUNES

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Jakarta, February 12, 2015

Darryl Wezy, a Jakarta-based singer-songwriter, reissues his debut album, “Maze of Fears”, with a new cover art by Deborah Tasia Sugiyanto, a Bandung-based artist. After departure from the previous label, this album is now under his own label, Björnsson Records. This album could be purchased starting from February 12, 2015, on iTunes and will be available later in some digital music stores such as Spotify, Gracenote, Google Play, Rhapsody, Guvera, Deezer, and many more.

“Maze of Fears” is a debut album from Darryl Wezy that released in 2012 and later 2013 in Japan under the independent label Production Dessinee which has released the repertoires from Mindy Gledhill, White Shoes & The Couples Company, Adhitia Sofyan, etc. The producer Aghi Narottama also contributed very well for creating the true color of Darryl Wezy music through 11 tracks that well-produced between the years of 2011 – 2012.

Björnsson Records is a Jakarta-based independent label that owns its first release, “Maze of Fears”. This label is founded by Darryl Wezy as a home; a place to learn for contributing in the digital era of music industry.

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For press enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Björnsson Music Management

Andy
e-mail: darrylwezy@gmail.com


Darryl Wezy Umumkan Rilisan Ulang Digital ‘Maze of Fears’ di iTunes

Darryl Wezy, penyanyi dan pencipta lagu asal Jakarta baru saja merilis ulang album perdananya yang berjudul “Maze of Fears” dengan desain sampul yang baru oleh Debora Tasia. Setelah berpisah dengan label sebelumnya, kini albumnya berada di bawah labelnya sendiri, Björnsson Records. Album ini dapat dibeli mulai tanggal 12 Februari 2015 di sejumlah penyedia layanan musik digital seperti iTunes, Spotify, Gracenote, Google Play, Rhapsody, Guvera, Deezer, dan masih banyak lagi.

Maze of Fears merupakan album pertama yang dirilis pada tahun 2012 di Indonesia dan kemudian di Jepang pada tahun 2013 di bawah label Production Dessinee yang tercatat merilis katalog seperti Mindy Gledhill, White Shoes and The Couples Company, Adhitia Sofyan, dan sebagainya. Aghi Narottama yang merupakan produser album ini juga turut memberikan warna musik yang khas di dalam sebelas lagu yang diproduksi sekitar tahun 2011 – 2012 lalu.

Björnsson Records adalah sebuah label independen asal Jakarta yang kini memiliki rilisan pertamanya, “Maze of Fears”. Label ini diprakarsai oleh Darryl Wezy sendiri sebagai rumah dan tempat belajar untuk berkontribusi dalam industri musik di era digital.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, harap hubungi:

Björnsson Music Management

Andy
e-mail: darrylwezy@gmail.com

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DARRYL WEZY ON MTV ARTISTS

My MTV Artists Page

Hello, hello, hello!

Long time no post on this website.
I would like to announce a good news…

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Now you can visit my music on MTV Artists!

I’m so excited and really glad with this opportunity.

The other good news is, you can download my latest single “Imaginary Hill” for FREE via my MTV page!

So, feel free or PLEASE do favor for me, go to http://www.mtv.com/artists/darryl-wezy/ and download “Imaginary Hill” for FREE. Fill your e-mail address and we will send the download link to your e-mail. Well, it is so easy and I hope you also enjoy my debut album “Maze of Fears” for full streaming!!

See you there!

Darryl

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HELLO, JAPAN!

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Japan is my favorite country, and I’ve been listening everything about J-Pop and I’m a big fan of Manga and Anime since I was a kid, especially One Piece, Dragon Ball, Chibi Maruko Chan, Crayon Shinchan, Doraemon, and many more. One thing about their music industry that I really love is their additional sleeve—I don’t know what is the name of this stuff—they put it on left, as the information or special note about the CD. It was 2004, at the class, daydreaming, and I was wondering if I could release my debut album in Japan someday with special additional sleeve which provides the information about my album.



Now, I got it.

"Maze of Fears" Japan Edition with the additional sleeve on left side

“Maze of Fears” Japan Edition with the additional sleeve on the left side

After the release of my debut album nationally on 8 October 2012, I made a debut in Japan (24 April 2013) under the independent label Production Dessinee. Wow, they released me during Golden Week, which is COOL! It reminds me about Koinobori…Well, thanks to IVY League Music and Rooftop Sound for this wonderful gift. And also, big thanks to Masao Maruyama for the opportunity, I never thought it would be like this. It was like dream came true every day since my debut album, “Maze of Fears”, released without launching party and we just believed it would be fine. And yes, it’s fine…

Anyway, this is Maze of Fears cover for Indonesian Edition…
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Japan has given me a lot of opportunity to be introduced in their independent music industry and I don’t expect too much for this before, but I just believed that I will release my album in Japan with the additional sleeve outside the CD and using Hiragana letters as a special note. And it happened!
But, it’s not getting stop on the release matters. The other surprises came from some of media in Japan. They published me on Madame Figaro Japon (June edition, maybe?) which considered as a popular fashion magazine from France and Japan.

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Then, the next is Billboard Japan which surprised me when I read the review from Mr. Hitoshi Kurimoto. He knew me so well without interviewing me first. And he could explain everything about my musicality, perfectly. It was a great moment, thanks for this amazing review.

Darryl Wezy on Billboard Japan

Darryl Wezy on Billboard Japan

I thought it would be just in the scope of online media, but they introduced me on Sankei Shimbun Japan, a daily newspaper and one of top five national newspapers in Japan. It was shocking me. Of course, I got the online edition from their website, so I could access it easily when some people told me about this good news from Facebook and Twitter.

Sankei Shimbun Japan, 1 May 2013

Sankei Shimbun Japan, 1 May 2013

But the important thing is… they appreciated me very well anyway. I never felt so happy like this. Thanks Japan, wait for me! 🙂

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MAZE OF FEARS: A DEBUT ALBUM FROM DARRYL WEZY

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When you believe in something, you must be prepared. Maze of Fears is just an imaginary album from a little boy. Fears were his friends, but he realized that these things were just the messengers to the world. He started to write the fears and sing along as well as the bluest boy in this town. Writing music and lyrics are the things what he called the real fight against his fears.

Maze of Fears is a debut album from a boy who named his music project under a pseudonym name, Darryl Wezy. “This album consists of 11 songs telling about how to fight against your fears in relationships, family, friendships, cultural issues, and how to gain self empowerment and motivation for ourselves.” explained Darryl. The album was successfully realized after Darryl participated in A Music Network, music audition program, in which five acoustic songs offered by him successfully set aside tens of other participants. And now the five acoustic tracks have expanded to 11 songs arranged with producer Aghi Narottama (KALA, Pintu Terlarang, ONROP! Musikal, Negeri 5 Menara, etc) and string section assisted by Alvin Witarsa.

After year by year, Darryl Wezy finally got a home; a place where he could stay and share together about the missions in music industry. It is Ivy League Music, a Jakarta-based music promotion and label (or whatever) which have chosen to believe in Darryl Wezy’s music for his distinctive musicality among the other soloists in Indonesia.

Darryl Wezy is a Jakarta based singer-songwriter and grew up with a lot of music references since he was a kid and influenced by his parents addiction towards 70s music. He found his passion in music after watching MTV in the 90s and he starts to collect cassettes ever since. He stated that his music has been influenced mostly by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, The Free Design, Pulp, Ash, The Cardigans, Weezer, The Concretes, The Lightning Seeds, The High Llamas, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, SORE, and White Shoes And The Couples Company.


ABOUT THE SONGS

1. Imaginary Hill

When you live as well as the youngsters in the world, you may forget what we called conspiracy. To live in the society, there are a lot of conspiracies created that pointed for us; the youngsters. Sometimes we hate to say that our leaders did not perfect; corruption everywhere, media power leads the politicians to show off their power to the audiences. It shows that power only gives to corrupt. So, if they could make a conspiracy, so do we. Mostly of us might have been brainwashed by sounds and sightings. But what we need is a little faith after all. If it is possible, maybe we can use a little faith to make another conspiracy back.

2. Automatic High

In friendships, some people tend to be someone else. Sometimes friend is not what friend should be. It’s totally freak to fake in friendships. You’re just walking between the lines and you won’t reach the right one. How can you be happier without your true best friends around you? Meanwhile everyone knows that you’re a faker. That would be the worst thing ever if you’re still doing this to everyone.

3. Maze of Fears

We know that we have been considering the fears since a kid. You might be afraid with the ghost, the monsters, illness, the fakers, the smart asses, the insects, a serial killer, lightning and thunder, shark, sting ray, sea urchin, darkness, empty room, or even with a doll. People always have problem, but some of them have their own ways to solve it. I think if we want to stay alive, we can’t expect to live easier without defeat our fears in every maze.

4. Perfection Will Stab Your Back

To face the envious from people around you is not easy. They will always try to offer something that leads you to the fall. Perfection is something that has been manipulated for our life, including in our friendship and relationship. When you want these things work perfectly, you will see a disappointment for real soon. It is because The Devil has tricked you actually. What we learnt after all, just don’t expect too much with perfection or comfort zone. It’s a curse that covered by silver lining.

5. Northern Star

Broken hearted is the hardest thing we had. Losing your identity until you have a desire to die might be so stupid and cheesy thing nowadays. But some of us are still fighting with this phase. Why don’t we give ourselves a support? So they realize that we are not alone to find our soul that already flown away up there; Northern Star.

6. Smile through Your Sorrow

Bully and violence always happen to those who think they have no power to fight against. Sometimes we don’t know how to support them. But sincere heart and love at least will make them smile through their sorrow.

7. Wolfie

Relationship is quite complicated. Possessive and sense of belonging could be better or even worse. It is bitter to face someone who you loved never gives you love back. Unfortunately, when a careless jumps off through your patience, then BOOM… you are a monster in your love life. It sucks when you finally call them a pet’s name instead of ‘baby’ or ‘honey’ to show your anger in a satire way.

8. The War Is Over Now

For a good reason, we had empathy for every freedom which has been defeated by the evil. Another war is really worse, never been better. Kids, women, and men are killed by the fears just for a piece of plans. If only people always think about peace, maybe it is a better way to eliminate the evil inside them, or even us.

9. Fantasizing

Temptation from the drugs tends to drive us into the curiosity of fantasy. Maybe it is beautiful, but it is dangerous. People think once when they get a chance, but they think twice when they will get twisted chains. Surely, ignorance will always exist for those who stay with the drugs.

10. The Supernova

When you love someone but you frightened they won’t love you back, just remember one thing. Love is like a supernova. Just pretend that you are the star and will explode a lot of love someday. Being nothing to lose could break your fear for the love that won’t return your feelings back. But somehow, you can still be yourself and gain positivity with a lot of love that you had.

11. We Are The Stars

Youngsters are the nation’s expectation. In spite of this statement, sometimes we; as the youngsters, grew up by the pessimistic ideologies around us. It doesn’t mean I am trying to influence you with a radical movement, but here we are… Youngsters should be stronger than the pessimistic statements around them. Just believe even people think it is impossible to happen. Because at the end, what you believed in the past will bring you to your life of nowadays.