A late-night groove meets lyrics about the feeling of loneliness and the volatility of modern love. This is how “Comprometido” appears, the new single by singer-songwriter Felipe Parra, which receives climatic beats from Patrício Sid, a producer on the rise in national rap from Santa Catarina. Uniting Sid’s coastal vibes with Parra’s urban vibe, this is the artists’ second collaboration.
The recording was all done at a distance, with composition by Felipe and many exchanges of references until they reached the ethereal beats, just as they did in “Vazio”, a single released at the end of 2022.
Patrício Sid has been conquering space with his Nômade project and producing names like Jean Tassy and Yago Opróprio, totaling more than 30 million streams. Felipe Parra, on the other hand, has been on a growing path since he released his first solo album, “Estrela”. The work was a personal and danceable dive through the rhythms of his origins, in the East Zone of São Paulo, mixing influences from indie pop, hip hop and Brazilian music. Recently, the artist revealed “Foto de Agora”, feat with Souto MC. Check out the interview!
Exploring the situation of a late-night groove, “Commitado” works on the feelings of loneliness and volatility of modern love. What were the paths that made you arrive in this context?
I’ve been trying to rationalize the creative process less and let things flow more spontaneously. So that feeling came quite naturally with the everyday things in life. I think that being a composer is being an observer of what happens to me and around me and shedding light on what matters, within my perspective. That’s how “Committed” was born. A way of understanding that, even within this context of modern love, where feelings are more ephemeral, it is possible to experience things in an intense, committed and real way.
In addition to you, another name that helped in the production was Patrício Sid, who has had great success in national rap. How did your exchanges happen in this project and what did each of you manage to contribute to the music?
I got to know Patrício’s work with the productions he made with Yago Oproprio and Jean Tassy. Our way of thinking music hits a lot. Basically I wrote to him saying that I had this desire to work together and it turned out really cool. We have this process where I show him the music in a very simple way, without any kind of lead or anything, so as not to influence too much the way we are going to build it. Then we exchange an idea about the feelings that came with the melody and the pen to get to a place together. And we create the layers from there. We made Void first, now Committed and we’re going to continue making more music together.
Still on the partnership, at the moment it is your second release. What do you believe was the differential of this second release in relation to the first project?
I think the more we work together, the more we arrive at our own aesthetic. So, in a way, this second sound is an evolution of the first one. But we’re still going further.
Talking about the aesthetics of the song, she managed to mashup two cultures, popular with modernity. Do you believe that this fluctuation is being a current trend with the public?
I don’t know if it’s a trend, but for me it’s something I really like. I came from the hood and I really want my music to be accessible. I don’t like to make music that is difficult and distances itself from people. So I don’t even know if it’s a mixture. Popular and trendy are not antagonistic things after all. I think it’s a good way.
Precisely by reaching these two poles and being able to bring them together in a single project, you consequently manage to reach a larger audience, in terms of identity and interests. What do you hope people feel when listening to your music and what is the main message it aims to promote?
I guess I hope people feel identification. Within this idea of being something accessible. And I don’t know if there’s anything more accessible than love. The promoted message goes around as well: that it is possible to experience this feeling, all you have to do is want it.
In addition to the phonographic, this period also reflected in your own style, and Street My Chique in partnership with Karina Isidoro developed an exclusive outfit for you. What was it like to receive this news and how would you define yourself in your current phase?
Karina is an incredible professional and a partner who has helped me since the beginning of my journey as an artist. I think fashion is a very important language to convey the message and she has a vision similar to mine: to be something stylish, different but also possible for everyone. And for this project we had the incredible opportunity to work with Street My Chique who designed this piece for the photo shoot, which was directed by my longtime partner, photographer Gabriel Vituri.
A curiosity about this project is that, as with the single “Vazio”, the recording was carried out completely remotely, via a home studio – a trend that gained strength with the pandemic. Do you believe that the continuation of this modality in artistic work has come as something positive?
I think it’s a positive thing. As much as being physically in the same environment generates an important exchange, producing from a distance makes it possible for many people to connect and work together, as was the case for me and Patrício in these two singles. With us living in different states, it helps a lot.
What is the true meaning of music in your life and what do you owe to it today?
Wow, I owe everything to music. Everything I conquered, everything I dreamed of, everything I dream of. She takes up almost everything. I’m very, very grateful.
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