I’m currently based in Brazil.
The first instrument I started playing is violin and singing happened very naturally I actually started sing myself to sleep when I couldn’t fall a sleep.
Recently I’ve been enjoying being away from the city I’m currently on a island in Bahia and it’s been really nice to reconnect with the natural world. Also I’ve been working on two new singles that will come out after the EP.
My indigenous roots stem from my fathers side my great grandmother was part of the Tupi guarani tribe and my father has dedicated his whole life to creating documentaries about that group he also organises exhibitions with them and through him I learned a lot about their culture. I find their way of living in harmony with nature very inspiring and try to shine a light on that powerful existence that is about to extinct.
The song wasn’t written by me but my dear friend and talented artist Noah Slee.
The single for me implies the importance of the natural world and water being something we need to live. The metaphor of water being hope or an anchor to all our experiences.
I started recording the song in Auckland New Zealand where I was based at that time and finished the recording in Berlin together with the sound Engineers Jacob Rush, Simon Abela as well as the producers Tim Granbacka and Noah Slee. The song was mastered by Reuben Cohen.
The collaboration started also in Auckland Noah Slee was living in the same house for a week and we started writing music together and then one day he said he wrote a song for me I loved it and then we asked the New Zealand rapper Raiza Biza to jump on the verse and he was directly down for it. On top of that we also collaborated for the music video with the amazing director Connor Pritchard who is also based in Auckland. So the whole project was a kiwi thing 🙂
I always try to get into a meditative space and not have a lot of people in the studio so I can be as calm as possible.
The Ep will be out by end of may it’s very exciting since it’s my first and I think you can expect a diverse sound experience with organic elements.
I’m currently listening to ODIE I actually only recently discovered him. Also there is this afrobeat Soundcloud playlist by Ben Olayinka that I’m listening to on repeat but in general I listen to a lot of different music through out the day.
Like I mentioned earlier I’m living right now on a beautiful island and one of my favourite things to do beside doing music is going for a swim in the ocean eat good food and watch a good movie or series.
This year I want to focus on collaborating more with Brazilian artists that’s also a big part of moving to Brazil.
My favourite food would have to be fresh fish with rice and a well seasoned salad followed by a by a petit gateau. My favourite place to hang out would be on a daybed located on a beautiful beach and there is a slight breeze going on:)