Megan King is a South African born artist, poet and selector creating under the name Lemonella. Her work has an alchemical quality to it; rooted in an intimate observation of the inner and outer environment, and then blending, mixing and combining diverse elements (including sound, poetry, video and collage) in a way that creates something new and more valuable than its separate parts. She is inspired by themes of sensuality, playfulness, subtlety, harmony and a return to earth reverence where these qualities are inherent. On Soundcloud, she creates mixtapes of carefully selected musical storytelling and an archive of sonic moods. “I am angered by the destructive power dynamics that govern our systems. While a lot of the time these are hidden, we often remain ignorant and ‘innocent’ by choice (myself included). I am working on using this anger as a call to action and greater self-autonomy rather than a recoiling into sadness.”
GARDEN OF DELIGHT
Released April 3, 2020.
Music by Lemonella&Harry Charles.
we live the stories we tell
Using poetry, organic sounds and electronic composition, ’The Garden of Delight' is a journey of collective reclamation. It is about tuning into the intelligence of the natural world with wild reverence. It is a new mythology. We live the stories we tell; so we let go of what is outdated and rigid and create new narratives that will seduce a more nurturing, loving and integrated earth into being.
Foraging for frequency, life sounds like poetry.
Plant Poetry mixtape series
CHAPTER 1: Love From a Distance
Every month, I will be putting together a new Spotify playlist of music for the times. This is April’s 'Chapter I:
Love from a Distance.’
[all poems are extracts of larger poems]
Courtesy of the artist.
All videos, files and photos are courtesy of the artist. © Lemonella