𝙇𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙙𝙤𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖 seeks an artist or forum to make possible widespread experience with messages inherent in her work.
She is a butterfly. But she is not just pretty -- she is bold. She is the unbridled fight against adversity with grace necessary to tame anger and achieve peace. And if you look closely, there are battle wounds…the parts that deepen the beauty. There would be no such depth in the absence of the history. With a broken wing, she arises.
WALTZ OF THE STRONG
“WALTZ OF THE STRONG" is a message of survival. Both the original song and the music video tell the story of overcoming life’s battles and viewing the scars that result from adversity as reminders of strength. The first scene occurs in front of a lovely home. Soon, the viewer is transported inside to learn that what is seen on the outside is not always when is happening on the inside. The video highlights three distinct stories of triumph from grief, abuse, and anxiety and depression. A mother has lost her child. Her heart is scarred. A young woman has been beaten. Her face and neck reveal the harm. A doctor has faced the repeated mental burden of witnessing trauma and sickness in health care. His faced is scarred by the mask he wears when trying to save lives. Still, they rise. Artist performances are brilliantly interwoven between the storytelling. Each of us has scars. They do not own us. We are warriors, rising in spite of it all. Our scars are beautiful.
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Written by: Jennifer Gutierrez
Artists: Lepidoptera (Jennifer Gutierrez)
feat. Booga Bradshaw and Gabi Marii
Mixed and mastered at Route 1, Acuff Studios by Alan Crossland
Produced by Mark Murray (Borgbilly), Jennifer Gutierrez, and Alan Crossland
Musician (electronics, synthesizers): Mark Murray (Borgbilly)
ONWARD, ARISE WITH LOVE
"ONWARD, arise with love" is a message of hurt, grit, and hope. The music video depicts the struggle in the life of a young black woman and captures racially fueled harm inflicted on her brother, with whom she shares a close relationship. The video highlights moments in her life that cause her undue pain and are the product of the color of her skin versus her talent, intelligence, grace, and strength. It is a story of resilience and overcoming. It is a story of forward movement against all odds and inspires continued work for racial equality, equity, and justice.
Out now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and more!
Written by: Jennifer Gutierrez
Artists: Jennifer Gutierrez, feat. Hannah Jackson & Odessy Anderson
Recorded at Route 1, Acuff Studios by Alan Crossland
Musicians: Jennifer Gutierrez, Megan Poppe, Joy Harris, Mark Murray
"Waltz of the Strong"
Music videos offer visual displays of the powerful messages delivered in original songs by Lepidoptera. Watch “Waltz of the Strong,” filmed, directed, and edited by DorK Productions and produced by DorK Productions. Watch the award-winning video “ONWARD, arise with love,” filmed, directed, and edited by DorK Productions and produced by DorK Productions and Patrick Collins. This production has been recognized internationally for: Best Editor, Best Actress, Best Female Filmmaker, Best Director, and Best Song.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jennifer Gutierrez has a passion for songwriting. Writing songs since the age of 5, she loves to tell a story through words and music. Lepidoptera Music was created to be a home for her original songs and to support collaboration with other artists on the production of these musical works. She chose the name Lepidoptera for the strength the butterfly represents, taking flight after the challenges of the life lived before.