Duchiez talks A Week And A Day
Late last year, while jailed for an undisclosed offence in New Jersey, USA, Duchiez used her eight days away from society to do some soul-searching.
The deejay wrote profusely about her experience in lock-up. Those jottings became the songs on A Week And A Day, her EP which was released on April 21.
Duchiez, who co-produced the project with Jaboog, said she was scheduled to appear in court in April last year for a minor offence but did not honour the date.
After performing at an event last September she was arrested and jailed for eight days. Although her incarceration was brief, it made her realise that freedom should not be taken for granted.
“My thoughts when writing was home, being in my comfort zone and how much I took for granted. Even as much as a pencil and a piece of paper. I didn’t have anything to write them down, so they were organised in my head at first and then, about six days in, they transferred me to the halfway house and that’s where I physically wrote and completed them,” she said in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.
God is Real, Crisis and Humble Child are some of the songs from A Week And A Day.
Duchiez, who was raised in east Kingston and Portland, migrated to the United States in 2007. She has lived in New Jersey since that time.
Although she began recording five years ago, it was not until 2020 that her first song, Rolling Stone, was released.
A Week And A Day reflects on a humbling situation Duchiez does not want to relive.
“While inside, I definitely had time to sit with my problems and my emotions, and that’s where the healing started,” she said.