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During the isolation period, I often thought about the things I wanted to do, the places I wanted to go and the people I wanted to meet, hearing the sounds of ambulances coming and going several times a day. I imagined what the first thing I would say when I met someone I wanted to meet in a café, in a record store, in a park or on the street. Perhaps it's ahhh.

Phew and I recorded this song during lockdown. Throughout this time, a great weight fell heavily on all of us - fear, mismanagement, injustice, physical and mental pain and massive loss - ahhh. We’ve missed the small things too, our sense of wonder, when exploring the outside world, especially during spring. Where were the buttercups, the cherry blossom, the surprises, the laughter, the faces? ahhh.


released June 5, 2020
Recorded by Ana da Silva & Phew, April 2020, London and Tokyo.
Mixed by Hiroyuki Nagashima.


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Ana da Silva London, UK

Ana da Silva is a founding member and songwriter of post-punk band The Raincoats. Across four albums, The Raincoats helped shape the timeless notion that punk is what you make it to be-an act of raw expression, not any one sound. They set a crucial precedent for feminist work within a DIY punk context, marked all the while by Ana's poetic lyrical style and innovative noise guitar playing. ... more

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