We as humans have emotions. These emotions hide behind our experiences in the world, our relations with people, our belief systems, our happiness and our stress. Each of us has a way in which we cope and function in our life. If we are unable to do this by ourselves, some of us talk while some of us don't. Some use other forms of release mechanisms that form creative explosions. Some write, some sing. Some dance, some paint. We all express in ways that give us an identity. 'Hue Know Me' is that open diary of emotions that we will learn to use to express any form of art to embrace our emotions as our identity for that fleeting moment and eventually releasing ourselves from them.
• Identify Experience • Identify Emotion • Expression through Art • Inspiration and Influences • Learning and Understanding Release • Expression of Art through Colour • Expression of Self/ Sharing
We are all unique. We all have our own stories, our own problems. ‘Hue Know Me’ is an experience that empowers each one of us to find our own form of release. It helps us to identify and also accept who we are. It also gives others a better understanding of who we are which will help us to communicate, share and relate to each other in a more compassionate way.
Valerie D’Silva is a Singer/Songwriter from Mumbai who has now found home in Goa. For her, listening to music is just not enough. Writing is the story of her life. Composing and playing instruments is the metaphysical essence of her soul through sound and all that remains is to share that experience with the world. She plays the guitar as she sings her self- composed songs but the keyboard is what she considers her soul instrument as she loves to compose soundtracks in order to use sounds to create depth in her compositions.
For Valerie, music is a personal journey. She puts forth her emotions through lyrics. Valerie expresses, “There are certain truths that relate to each one of us and every song is an experience of a time that I have had to deal with, learn something from and finally accept.” This is explicitly found in her song 'Diseased' written in 2011 which is dedicated to her mother who was a cancer patient and passed away in 2016. This song is her philosophy on life; our choices, our priorities, the necessity of mental healing, helplessness, anxiety; in which we sometimes feel trapped. The end to it all is hope, faith and the fight against time and troubles to finally reach a point to live a day of peace, happiness and a dignified life.