Happy New Year!

Like many I’m not the best at sticking to New Year’s resolutions, but it’s only the 6th of January, so my idealism is still strong. I’d like to treat this website a little bit more like a blog and post here more frequently. Time will tell if I can keep it up, but here goes!

It’s a cold and rainy day in Lisbon. On days like this the city doesn’t resemble the sunny haven I had in mind when I first came to Portugal. Then again, I almost prefer it like this. There’s something enchanting (and slippery) about the shine of rain-soaked cobblestone. The air is thick with fog and clouds of smoke wafting from the carts of roasted chestnut vendors. The chill reminds me of home, but the scenery is always breathtakingly new. A sliver of sea in the gaps between buildings. A tall palm tree splayed valiantly against the monotone sky.

trolley lisboa

The old trolleys are stuffed to the brim with tourists and commuters. They clamor past with a bell for a horn and a loud grinding of metal gears. It’s a wonderful, chaotic sound that I’ve come to associate with jumping out of the way as quickly as possible.

2015 was a quiet but fruitful year. I’ve had the chance to work with some extremely talented people on the new album, and I’m so pleased with the result and eager to share these new songs. It’s been a long wait between records. I promise that it will be worth it.

In the meantime, here’s an acoustic sneak peak/listen of a new song, filmed in Coimbra on a rainy day much like this one, filmed by Cultur’Arte Mag.