“Colours”, Ksenia Parkhatskaya


Debut album from Ksenia Parkhatskaya – “We can paint life and life paints us. It’s a creation that is ongoing and is happening right now”


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“I see life as a palette of powerful rich colours, each one of them worthy of attention, each one beautiful, even if it is the darkest colour of all. For there is no light without darkness, there is no joy without sadness, there is no white without black. They help each other exist. Each one is the reason for the other.

Some songs paint a deep blue haunting loneliness, red inner turmoil or grey melancholy. Others paint a golden dawn full of hope and youth, a purple milky way where all things intertwine and connect, a green endless ocean of the eyes of a loved one.

My lyrics explore themes of death, fear, love, the present and the universal connectedness of all things.

Many songs on the album are dedicated to my mother Vera Parkhatskaya and to my husband David Duffy. As well to my younger 15 year old self, to the days of suffering and doubt and to the days of love and joy.

We can paint life and life paints us. It’s a creation that is ongoing and is happening right now”
— Ksenia Parkhatskaya


  1. For Saturdays
  2. In My Room
  3. How Long
  4. Close Your Eyes
  5. Fear (with award winning video)
  6. Behind My Eyes
  7. Standing In the distance
  8. Rose and Blue (with award winning video)
  9. Green Eyes

© Jazzville Productions 2021


Songs written by Ksenia Parkhatskaya and David Duffy
Lyrics by Ksenia Parkhatskaya*
*track #4 written by Bernice Petkere

Ksenia Parkhatskaya – Voice
David Duffy – Double and Electric Bass
Anton Jarl – Drums
Marc Martin – Piano, Organ
Gabriel Amargant – Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass clarinet
Gilles Estoppey – Piano, Fender rhodes (track 5, 6, 8)
Carlos Sarduy Dimet – Trumpet (track 4, 6, 8)
Alan Sousa – Percussion (track 4)
Ferran Donatelli – Guitar (track 5)
Keelan Kenny – Lap Steel and Baritone Guitar (track 5)
Hugh Dillion – Guitar (track 9)

String arrangements, synth, additional pianos – David Duffy
Produced and arranged by David Duffy and Ksenia Parkhatskaya
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Ferran Donatelli, Vértigo Studios, Barcelona

Cover artwork by Evgenia Parhatskaja
Photograph by Núria Aguade
Album Design by Carla Rossignoli

Additional information

Digital Download, Physical CD

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