I hope you’re all doing great, despite the cold and the American depression. It’s pretty much a month since I shared with you the first track of my upcoming record Who Am I. I’m really thankful for all the spins and the lovely notes you sent me. I’m really grateful to all of you and genuinely amazed by your support and feedback. Today, I’m writing to share with you a piece of sunshine. Holly, a very talented young man from Portugal, reworked Berlin During Winter and gave it a South European treatment. And it got sunny and summery – definitely nostalgic and eerie. It lost its rocky edge, but for a very reassuring beat and calming piano melody that’s embracing the words and the feelings. Berlin During Winter is not depressive now – it’s just melancholic, like a beautiful girl with dark lips and a nonchalantly empty look. But she’s got more to it, the song’s got more to it.
As I wrote in my previous letter to you, Berlin During Winter is about all those things that I cannot wrap around my head. I ask you to take a moment and think of all the things that you cannot understand. All those things that are happening in the world and upset you, annoy you or leave you in shock. If the original track feels too heavy for you, perhaps this version will be more soothing to your ears. Perhaps, this version will help you understand better what’s bugging me and why I’m writing all those lengthy texts and notes. And maybe you’ll write to me – the offer still stands. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts and views and opinions on the world and the politics, the social (in)justice and everything that’s bothering you. My solidarity goes to all of you who feel confused and disoriented. We’ll always have Berlin during winter.
Berlin During Winter (Holly Remix)
Berlin During Winter