Ada Morghe aka Alexandra Helmig is a versatile artist. Besides a successful career as an actress and an award-winning author, her career in music began in earnest five years ago, after she wrote and starred in a play, then a film, called “Frau Mutter Tier”. Having been encouraged to also write songs for the soundtrack, those compositions fell into the hands of former Prince collaborator Hans-Martin Buff, and just six weeks later, she found herself recording at Abbey Road Studios. That ultimately put her in the relatively unusual position of releasing her debut album PICTURES with Sony Music, which has gained 1 million streams across DSP's. Followed by her album BOX in 2020 which has been stated “the best you can currently hear in the songwriting pop sector” (Jazzthing). After our enforced two-year period of stillness and contemplation, Morghe knew she had to take on a project with renewed weight.
LOST is a concept album shaped around the four elements that make the world: earth, water, air, fire. It has a beginning, a middle and end, with one melody leading to another until it completes a circle to mirror that of life itself. Morghe used the skills she had learned from writing scripts and books and applied a similar structure to the album. She wanted each instrument to inhabit an element. Earth is represented by Livingstone's bass, water by Luke Smith's keys, fire by MckNasty's drums and air by Luca Boscagin's guitar. Nothing is structured like a pop song, letting each musician express themselves and guiding them where necessary. Almost everything is recorded live. You get a quality from extremely talented musicians coming together and improvising that you cannot get from making music in any other way. “At the beginning I had a blurred picture in mind. Piece by piece it was becoming a full picture. I trusted intuition and my musicians, and my producer trusted me.” The result of this highly creative collaboration between Ada, her musicians and Hans-Martin Buff is her most complete work: a free-flowing vocal jazz suite with an allure and charm as magical as the elements themselves.