Folk Pop Meets Americana. - Listen to Olivae: A Place to Stay
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posted 31 Dec 2018 by Krister Axel
This new single from Portuguese artist Olivae is a reminder to appreciate beauty wherever it is found.

This plaintive and sleepy acoustic ballad builds slowly from guitar and vocal, to some added bass, and a few solemn notes on the piano and glockenspiel. From there, the string section begins to weave in for the bridge, and with a subtle but beautiful vocal harmony, the space is complete.

But only for a moment: A Place to Stay, the new single from Portuguese artist Olivae, if nothing else, is a reminder to appreciate beauty wherever it is found. Included is a message to find strength in the separation, and perhaps a fleeting pleasure from the pain.

“Every color is a dream
to make it through the day
and every word is a place
for us to stay”— Olivae

OLIVAE is the alter ego of Vasco Oliveira, a singer songwriter born in Porto, Portugal. This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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