Brazil was the center of the globe this summer thanks to the World Cup. While news organizations from around our planet showed the beauty of Brazil's land and culture, it also showed the unrest of it's people who protested the politics of the Cup and FIFA. As Brazil is in the midst of an election season and Rio preps to host the 2016 Olympics, before that happens, another key focus on Brazil comes from a musician -- Silva. Silva, who will release his new album, Ocean View, this month, combines bossa nova, samba, ambient, shoegaze, dream pop, and electronica into his music. Inspired by the beaches that surround him and the life he lives with his feet in the sand, Silva has created the perfect summer time record that makes anxious to see the season go. I recently spoke to Silva about his new album, country, and influences.
Your latest record, Ocean View, sounds more to a listener not from Brazil as a voyage to your country. Was that your intention?