Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tomas Barfod: "Any day above ground is a good day"

Thanks to our fellow friend blog Golden Scissors I got the opportunity to hear the Danish producer Tomas Barfod's latest piece of art "Happy" featuring Eddie Chacon. This tune is about the friends that Tomas has lost during his only 35 years life. With that in mind this tune becomes even bigger. This is how Tomas himself describes the making of "Happy":

“The lyrics to Happy came about differently than any song I have written before. One day while driving in Los Angeles with my wife we were talking about a person’s natural disposition. She labeled me an eternal optimist. I thought about that for a second before I replied that this world is hard on artists. In my 35 year music career starting in the late 70′s in San Francisco and leading up until now that I had seen so many of my great musician friends slip away due to aids, drugs, car accidents, suicide and even santaria but that I had decided I was gonna be happy. My wife was moved by this and insisted I make a song out of it. 

 I’ve attended many funerals in my life and I always think the same thing: Any day above ground is a good day.”

The last sentence in this story is such a strong vision of how you should look at your life! It's not only of course just living YOLO, but it is a reminder to cherish every day and take care of the ones that you love and care about. Live and love!

"Happy" is taken from Tomas' upcoming EP "Pulsing" out next month on Secretly Canadian and in the beginning of January we could hear the title track for the EP featuring Swedish singer Nina Kinert. Pre-order the EP here.

Tomas and Nina made another piece of beauty two years ago in "November Skies".

The best remix that saw the light back then was the one by Jerome LOL.

With this post I want to say thank you to Golden Scissors for the finding but especially to Tomas Barfod for his talent in making brilliant tunes and for his vision of living his life. Big inspiration! Big love!