Through Juniper Vale is a concept project combining illustrations with music created by Sarah Jane Wood and Hein Zaayman. In the vein of The Gorillaz, the artist has created illustrated characters adventuring through the fantasy world of Juniper Vale. The project has been featured on dozens of Spotify playlists including New Music Friday Canada, Indie All Stars, and Indietronic. Her last single charted on the viral charts in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malta.
“Will I Find my Home” is a piano driven pop track Sarah Jane created with artist and friend Vian Izak. Both projects are on Vian Izak’s record label, Vohnic Music, and focus on creating animated fantasy world for fans to get lost in. Sarah releases a monthly audiobook documenting her imaginary adventures through Juniper Vale. Vian similarly releases story driven illustrations so fans can follow him “through the arctic.” These projects focus on creating a multi sensual world for fans instead of just music or art.
The song is inspired by Sarah Jane’s exploration of what it means to be home. Previously, she explored the definition of home as being a place or feeling. This song is an exploration in finding home in another person. The foundational message that Sarah and Vian discovered is that home resides in community with other people. The two wrote the song in a day. The production took several months as Vian explored sounds that are both timeless and contemporary. He teamed up with string arranger Adam Aldo in NYC to create a symphonic backdrop and then layered in electro beats and vocal hooks.