A title in Latin, lyrics in English and French. A new opus produced between Asia (Japan, China), France and the United States; a reflection of the "Ut Fortis" project it illustrates, straddling several worlds. Published by Plaza Mayor Company Ltd., Christina Goh's thematic work sets foot in the moment and evokes the painful question of suicide and its prevention.
"Ut Fortis (Two survivor and builder songs)" put a focus on an Internet relay site referring to various associations and applications on suicide prevention or help in suffering; it also displays thematic articles... The state of emergency on the issue of suicide decreed by the World Health Organization (one suicide every 40 seconds in the world with no region spared) hits us hard.
Flagship track "Ut fortis" (so brave): a journey to the sound of Perraudin's 1965 stratocaster and voice of "the Black Pearl of Afro-Blues". Based, it should be noted, on lived and collected experiences and psychiatric research on youth suicide. It is the universal story of an evil that one could have felt and emerges from, victorious... In order to build?
Far from clichés, the title "La Fleur" inspired by a quote from Canadian psychiatrist and poet Joël Des Rosiers, evokes Martinique (the vocalist's mother island), a face-to-face between the "I" and an island called Mady, a pun on "Madinina" on the guitar of Boston-based Catherine Capozzi. This was an opportunity for the poetess, through her collaborations, to highlight that no region is spared from the global state of the emergency.
When entertainment is combined with musical poetic art and science, it is "Ut Fortis"; a way to view things differently, undoubtedly.