The Veil of Life - Album Notes
Geela's critically acclaimed album presents a unique fusion of Pop and enchanting sounds from all over the world. It features the use of exotic musical instrumentation like the bouzoki (Greek Guitar), oud (Moroccan guitar) and dumbeck (Persian hand drums).
Through her uplifting lyrics Geela offers a temporary sanctuary, spiritual comfort, and beauty to all. The album itself is a collection of divinely inspired songs revealing the true nature of the human experience, which is concealed by illusion, which Geela refers to as The Veil of Life. The music takes the listener on an enchanting journey into inner exploration, healing and peace.
With her unique ability to inject unmatched passion, soul and conviction, Geela's singing style is as distinctive as it is unforgettable. Her extraordinary music, which is an affirmation of our true spiritual nature, offers a truly unique musical experience like no other.
The songs in Geela’s timeless music album The Veil Of Life are as diverse as Geela's audience and include everything from the passionate and sensuous flamenco guitar work in "Heaven", to the emotional longing of "Sahara", to the reflective and contemplative chill out ambiance of "Like A Circle" to the salsa-flavored dance track "Bailalero." In addition, the album contains the innovative fusion of a Persian/Moroccan beat in "Faith Is Magic".
“Sahara” is about our eternal struggle to survive and transcend the pain of the human condition highlighted by pain. The title "Sahara" was inspired by a chance meeting with a nomad in the middle of the desert. The image of that nomad invoked an intense feeling of loneliness, yet connectedness to something larger than life itself. In a moment of instant enlightenment, Geela realized how joy and pain are both essential parts of the human experience.
In "Like A Circle", Geela captures the hauntingly beautiful sound of the rhythm of life; a sound which allows the listener to reach a higher level of consciousness. The underlying message of the song is to convey the truth that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but rather spiritual beings having a human experience and as such we are eternal. As expressed by Geela's lyrics, “...like a circle, life has no beginning or end.”
"Bailalero" is about celebrating the dance of life and the importance of living life to its fullest.
Because of the universal appeal of Geela’s music Greg Ozimek, Phenomenews Publication said that “Geela’s CD The Veil of Life should be an instant hit in every home where children and adults can be positively influenced by Geela’s lyrics.” And Transformation TV Show commented that "The Veil of Life is illuminating… must listening for anyone on a spiritual quest.”
“A revolutionary sound that will both uplift and inspire the listener, Geela’s The Veil of Life is a soulful blend of new age and new world beat, sprinkled with an exotic touch of Middle Eastern sounds. Geela’s personal story is unprecedented; although she composed and wrote the entire CD, she has never played any musical instruments and has no formal musical training. Her vocals are hauntingly beautiful and full of passion and mystery…
"Drawing from spiritual principles, Geela’s album The Veil of Life was inspired from a near-death experience she had after surviving a near-fatal car accident. After this traumatic awakening, Geela found that if she listened to her Higher Power, she would actually achieve her life’s dream…she was suddenly able to write and compose the beautiful music she treasured from the deepest part of her being…Geela’s powerful 'message-music' has been heralded by Deepak Chopra as being like 'a magic carpet ride….celebrating the human spirit in the realm of infinite possibilities."
- Music Review by Awareness Magazine
“The Veil of Life paves the way for a whole new genre of music.” - Mark Jeffries, Executive Direct Access Music Group
“The Veil of Life should be an instant hit in every home where children and adults can be positively influenced by Geela’s lyrics.”
- Greg Ozimek, Phenomenews Publication
“Geela…the goddess of healing Pop. Her music transcends any cultural differences.” - David Meyers, Winters Express
“I was deeply moved by both the music and the uplifting lyrics. A very exciting fusion that spells universal success.”
- Juan Rodriguez Flores, La Opinion/The Leading Spanish Newspaper
“About the song 'Faith is Magic'. With words like this I think I need this CD right now!
…and when you're in your darkest hour
your faith is a bridge to higher power
live your life with passion
make it happen faith is magic.
And then I read the About the Music page. This lady blew me away."