Porto based harpist Angélica Salvi has shared new song ‘Crina’.
The musician is a key part of the Portuguese underground, with her 2019 studio album gaining widespread plaudits. A keen collaborator, she returns to solo duties for incoming album ‘Habitat’ which is slated to be released on November 4th.
Ahead of this, Angélica Salvi has shared new piece ‘Crina’, and it’s a beautiful composition, all subtle undulations and vivid about-turns. A supremely gifted musician, her melodic sense of exquisite, the notes rising and falling like clouds, showering rain over distant landscapes.
Online now, ‘Crina’ means mane or horsehair in Portuguese, with Salvi describing the song as “the feeling of riding a horse… A journey into the unknown.”
Portuguese filmmaker André Gil Mata directs the video, which takes its inspiration from the album artwork. “He said he really enjoys to look at my hands when I play. He says it is like a dance” Salvi explains. “He imagined my hands mimetized with a natural habitat. I told him I was imagining a mimetic atmosphere in the whole album: with water, plants, sand… so he chose plants, moss and water.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Dinis Santos