Discover the Secret Message Behind Clay Joule’s Poetic Song and How it Mirrors the Current State of Ukraine’s War with Russia
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Clay Joule, a talented singer-songwriter, recently released his new single “O’Dream,” which has a powerful message about Ukraine’s fate during and after the ongoing conflict with Russia. Joule composed and produced “The Song of Prophecy,” a poem-like song that mesmerizes the Ukrainian people’s power and dream of entering the European Union. Joule wrote the song at his farmhouse studio on the final weekend of February 2022, just as the conflict broke out, and it seemed like Ukraine was facing a speedy defeat by the Russian invasion.
Alex Gusinsky, a Ukrainian guitarist, was invited by Joule to compose the guitar part for the track while his homeland in Ukraine near the Russian border was under siege, and his apartment building was heavily demolished. While Russian forces were dropping bombs on the neighboring streets, Alex stood firm and continued his guitar take, exhibiting no fear and finishing the recording while remaining calm until they were forced to evacuate from their apartment building.
Joule’s song “O’Dream” was not formally released until May 11, 2022, but its press release and YouTube video were long delivered during April 2022, while everyone still felt that the conflict would be short-lived, and Russia would easily take Ukraine. However, the song’s music video foretold the majority of what transpired since the conflict began, and it seemed as though the future had already been determined, much like the prophetic song of “O’Dream” by Joule.
As Ukraine’s conflict with Russia continues, the future remains uncertain. However, “O’Dream” continues to provide a source of inspiration for the Ukrainian people as they fight for their freedom and their place in the European Union. Only time will tell if the prophetic song of “O’Dream” will prevail in the end.