To celebrate my last day of class as a college student, I am releasing my Bossa Nova song, ‘Coisas Inesperadas’ that I wrote two years ago when I was in Rio. It’s about indulging in the moment and finding happiness where you least expect it. I dedicated the song to my Portuguese professor and role model whom I’ve known for almost all of my Harvard career, Clémence Jouët Pastré.
This video is (especially) special to me because it is the first time other musicians have played on one of my songs. These talented musicians have really taken ‘Coisas Inesperadas’ to a place I didn’t know was possible and I owe this video completely to them:
Ed Graves for bringing everyone together to play on the track, for recording, arranging and producing the audio, and for doing a stellar job on the guitar
Kiran Gandhi (who casually happens to drum for M.I.A while attending Harvard Business School) for bringing the beat on the tabla, graciously letting us film in her basement and styling the shoot with funky clothes and sweet vibes
Sam Web Moffett for showing up unexpectedly at our door the day of the shoot and then putting the sexy in the song with his killer sax playing
Arantza Vzqz for lending her beautiful vocals,harmonies, and stage presence in the video
Manuela Manzo for also lending her beautiful vocals, harmonies, and flare to the video
Grayson Kirtland for seamlessly shooting the video and translating the vibe of the song into video form.
Hope you guys enjoy it!