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  • Giavanna Gradaille

Review: "Dreamer" - Judah Gavra

There is a silent beauty in pain; it produces sentimental art that moves the masses. And sometimes even inspires others to produce art of their own to be shared. But, at some point, we become so hyper-fixated with these creations that we allow ourselves to live in a constant state of agony. Judah Gavra is going out of his way to prove that one does not have to live in this state to create meaningful art with his song, "Dreamer".

“Dreamer” is a pop ballad accompanied by beautiful violin and piano playing. The song details how essential it is for someone to dream - to have hope - to aid them in overcoming personal struggles. Gavra begins the song by vocalizing the grip pain had on him while searching for this hope: "Show me how to dream again / Every time I close my eyes I’m drowning". This pain has its hooks in him for some time. But Gavra eventually finds his way back to a hopeful outlook. Or as Gavra puts it, "the dreamer found him". The dreamer, in this case, being the hope people need to persevere.

Judah Gavra is no stranger to the spotlight. After graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York, he performed at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, and several prestigious international festivals and stages. His most easily recognizable performance being at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, where he represented Israel by singing Tomer Adaddi and Yehuda Gavra's "Hayom". It landed him 4th place in the overall contest. Since then, the artist has had multiple performances and released five profound songs, "Dreamer" becoming his 5th and most recent. Now dream wondrous events, people, and things into your life while listening to "Dreamer".

Written By Giavanna Gradaille



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