I just got here, oh cidade maravilhosa!!
The weather is a bit "under the weather"...it's end of winter here and I was not so used to cloudy Rio, it's similar to Rome's fall...a bit gloomy with early nights and hazy mornings. I still love it. Feels like home on Guarana'!
My parcera amiga Ana Carolina is shooting a DVD with a lot of other guest artists and our duet RESTA will be featured on it as well. So I'm heading to the location now!!
Our songs turned out to be really amazing. We wrote 5 and she just released 4 on her new cd N9ve celebrating all the 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 in her life with 9 songs :) including a duet with John Legend and Esperanza Spalding and the wonderful piano playing of my friend Daniel Jobim.
I adore the album, musically and conceptually. The 5th song we wrote, Mais Que a Mim, she's recording with Maria Gadu on the dvd, and I'll definitely record in english with the title "I Didn't Want"
I never experienced such a connection in a collaboration. We found a perfect place in the middle, effortlessly stretching between our musical universes and backgrounds.
A place from where songs and words simply stormed out of us...
all songs came out right away in a double version and in the process eachother's languages helped eachother lyric....really magical.
Can't wait to record them as well.... I am preparing to record in oct/nov....
will keep you posted.
I kiss you all. Chiara