Sometimes things don’t always go according to plan and this song is a good example of that. I was looking for a singer to perform on this track, still not quite sure what I wanted, then I found Mia. Loved her samples on her fiverr.com profile so I reached out to her.
I texted her in English about the possibility of working together on this project and she replied in Portuguese which was a surprise.
So it turns out that Mia is actually from Brazil living in the US. She called me her Portuguese brother and gave me a discount on the gig so we got along pretty well from the beginning.
At this point, I only had the melody that the flute is playing in the background. We found a common ground where we discussed what sort of style she would be singing and the final suggestion was something towards Sade whom I love and am a bit fan!
Singing in Portuguese was always an option. I think that initially, she was not very keen but later she changed her mind and she wrote the lyrics in Portuguese. She sang it beautifully!
The lyrics (in Portuguese) have a particular twist if you realize that what she is talking about the state government which gives it a different meaning, well played Mia!
Once I got the tracks of the lovely voice of Mia and mixed it all in I wasn’t able to add more value to the song myself. Tried many things but couldn’t find that extra kick. So I turned to fiverr.com again and found a lovely sax player, very talented that goes by the nickname Slick Sax. He’s very slick indeed and was able to take the song to that extra level I was looking for. Ricardo also did an amazing job mixing it all, so I hope you like it, check it out!