Calling Blue Jay is the musical project of London-based, Belgian songwriter and musician, Marieke De Keukelaere, alongside Latvian violinist, Maris Peterlevics. The music can be described as atmospheric indie folk with a hypnotic flavour, a sound that is simultaneously intimate and powerful. Creating an otherworldly melancholy, the listener is taken to a landscape somewhere between the desert and the sea where nothing is what it seems. Seeking to explore complexities through self-reflection and visualisations, lyrics taste bittersweet and performances are known to be intimate and captivating. Calling Blue Jay is sometimes compared to Cat Power, Beth Gibbons and a haunting version of Laura Marling.
Following on from debut album Woods (release 2015) a new one is on its way to reach your ears later this year of which title track 'Indigo Dreams' was already released in February.
"mixed through tape to create a rich sense of atmosphere, elevating the tracks toward an otherworldly melancholy through which her words twirl.
"the lush ambience conjuring open spaces at dawn or dusk, a kind of crepuscular sadness" - Various Small Flames