I begrudgingly love to wake up early. For me, its one of the few times of the day when the world gives you a breather to take in sounds, sights, and smells you couldn’t normally experience. The only problem is that your body, as its wont to do, struggles to be as alive as the world already is. “Clareana” by Joyce, Mauricio Maestro, and Nana Vasconcelos (all Sudeste Brazilian artists) from the “Visions of Dawn” album just reminds me perfectly of that feeling. This track has Joyce’s and Mauricio’s dual acoustic guitars slowly unfurling over Nana’s bicycle spoke percussion. The vocals keeps repeating a mantra: what’s coming around to greet us every day? the water, earth, sun and air. Everything else is meant to surprise us. I don’t know about you, but I kind of find that thought comforting and this track more than comforting. Put it on one morning, heck maybe this morning? and see what I mean.
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