Promised Land

from by Jelena Ciric



Selo, selo moje okićeno gorom.
Vitom, vitom jelom i zelenim borom.
Sadi, sadi mala borove i jele.
Ja ću, ja ću ruže rumene i bjele.

Cradled by the mountains of blood-red stone.
Pines stretch their branches over buried bones.
You're only there to visit, but the welcome is warm,
and a party breaks out like the day you were born.

Faces shine brightly, lit by burning oak.
This is the promised land, can you see it through the smoke?
Give away the songs you've been clutching in your hand:
they're the waning roses of the promised land.


from Places (EP), released May 1, 2015
Jelena Ciric - vox and piano
Jana Sustersic - background vox
Stephen McHale - guitar
Andrea Fraenzel - bass
Mt Aditya Srinivasan - percussion

Engineered and mixed by Alayna Hughes

Mastered by Timothy Shull Jr.

Written and arranged by Jelena Ciric

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Berklee Valencia, Spain.



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Jelena Ciric Toronto, Ontario

Like Regina Spektor meets Joni Mitchell with a healthy dose of Serbian folk, Jelena Ćirić's fresh, original sound pays homage to the rich, traditional music of Serbia, where she was born, and the songwriting tradition of Canada, where she grew up.

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