3 times in the Global Top 40
Genre: samba reggae
This song explores the interconnectedness of all things, and is a not so subtle nod to two of my musical heroes: Caetano Veloso and Carlinhos Brown. When I discovered the world of Tropicalia, my life was changed forever. The way that they “cannibalized” and integrated different cultural musical elements and then came up with something refreshingly “new” has always been something that greatly appealed to me. Add to this Caetano’s often minimalist approach to lyrics, driving a point home through the almost meditative repetition of a phrase or mantra, and you’ve captured something eternal. Enter Carlinhos Brown, who taught me that “everything is music,” whether it be the wind through the bamboo, a car screeching its tires, or the thundering Samba Reggae of his beloved Bahia. I thank these two masters for everything they have given to the world and the ways they have helped my life come into sharper relief as a musician and a human being.