The word “time” carries with it a powerful meaning: the relative duration of things, which allows us to conceive of the present, past and future, and to witness the succession of events. For the anxious, it can be a nightmare; for certain situations, it is the best medicine; and for MIDRA, it is a source of inspiration for his latest single, entitled “Tudo Tem Seu Tempo”.
On the eve of Valentine’s Day, the singer, songwriter and producer chose to address the process that follows the end of a relationship and marks the beginning of a new story. On this alternative pop track, MIDRA joined forces with musician and producer Eddu Ferreira, creating an engaging dynamic between bass, guitars, pianos and electronic drums, which bring the atmosphere of the song to life. Its striking verses and explosive chorus captivate listeners’ ears.
How did the meaning of the word “tempo” influence the creation of the new single “Tudo Tem Seu Tempo” for you?
Time is something very difficult to understand, accept and evaluate. Everyone has their own perception of time. Time can be considered a gift, cruel, decisive, insignificant, relentless, rare… and sometimes all of that at the same time lol. An excerpt from a text called my attention that said “Time is… Beginning, end, pause and transition”, in a way everything that happens in our life, everyday life, relationships… is included in this cycle. For the song “Tudo Tem Seu Tempo” I approach time in the experience of the phases of a relationship, which transits between memories (past), ecstasy, endings and beginnings (present and future), which is within the cycle of time, which we have no control.
Why did you choose to release this song around Valentine’s Day?
This song can be felt and understood in moments of absence/sadness at the end or in the hope of a new beginning. In any case, it’s a love song, and nothing better than that date to put that message out into the world.
What is the main message behind the song “Tudo Tem Seu Tempo” in relation to the process of starting over after the end of a relationship?
The main idea is how to relate to time. If in a relationship, live each moment intensely, because they can only become memories and the end, or these memories can modify the routine and bring a fresh start. The fresh start can be understood as something new, capable of healing. As the lyrics say: “I don’t always understand that every new beginning is to heal”.
How would you describe the sound and atmosphere of the alternative pop track you produced?
I summarize alternative pop because there is a mix of world pop music elements such as synthesizers, beats and pads with organic elements such as guitar, piano, bass, and others, within the language of the current music scene. These elements added to the references I have from indie, mpb and pop, generate this contemporary music, which is pop (but not popular like pop itself) with the b side of alternative music.
What are the musical elements highlighted in the production of the song, such as bass, guitars, pianos and electronic drums? How do they contribute to the atmosphere of the song?
All of my compositions are first made on the guitar, so everything transits around it or from it. The other elements add up and create the atmosphere that the song asks for, such as bass and organic or electronic drums that are the “pulse”, synthesizers to create an ideal atmosphere for the song, pianos that form the basis and highlights of notes and/or notes. chords, guitars that add up to riffs, base, solos and distortion, in short, this construction varies from each song, but the basis of my sound is there.
Did you have any collaboration in writing the song or was it an individual work?
This song is mine only. Even though I don’t consider myself an excellent composer, most of my songs are my own.
How did the process of creating the new single differ from your previous work?
In relation to the latest releases, I think it doesn’t differ, it complements and prints a concept. In relation to the first works, it is totally different. It’s current. The combination with producer Eddu Ferreira goes against this search for sound contemporaneity, because when the works were produced 100% by me, there were less ambiences, climates, etc., the focus was on the timbres of the instruments, recording and execution. The partnership with Eddu adds all this to the electronic timbres and dynamics.
What do you hope to achieve with the release of “Tudo Tem Seu Tempo”?
This song is part of a series of releases that I’ve been doing pre-album, experiments to understand what my audience likes, what I like, what works on a record, what niche I’m in in this wide market. With each release I hope to have more notoriety in the independent scene, for that I decided to release releases during the year and gradually occupy my space
How has the public reacted to the song since its release? What are the main impressions or feedback you have received?
The reviews so far have been positive, the song has been included in listeners’ playlists (which indicates that it was well accepted), it was included in editorial playlists on Spotify and Deezer, it had a good share result… So I believe I’ve been working the right way, the idea is to continue polishing this feedback and continue to evolve to reach the best result.
Besides the release of the new single, what are your future plans regarding your music career?
I’ve been making releases since 2019, creating a collection of singles, clips and live sessions. For the next year I intend to release my first new album, with a more mature work, understanding who I am as an artist and who my audience is. The idea is that this album opens new doors, manages to enter festivals and circuits in more places in the country and introduce me to more people.
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