I hope you’re all safe and healthy, wherever you are. The world is facing a challenge widely unprecedented to our generation. It’s a time of fear, hopelessness and uncertainty. Especially for artists. But it is also a time to realize, once and for all, that no one is special. No creed, race, border, political view or belief system will save you from the impact of what’s happening. No matter if you’re under the illusion that this is just a regular flu and everything will be alright next month. Our ways are being challenged.
It’s strangely fascinating and terrifying that our society is being reshaped in such a short span of time because of a virus. Something older than money, something older than civilization, something older than your gym or the bar you used to hangout at. Something older than everything you perceive as “normal”. Something older than our very species.
As of now I am quarantined in a basement apartment in Brooklyn, New York City. I’m at the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, currently the country with the highest number o COVID-19 cases. When the lockdown began, fourteen days ago, the US was not leading this unfortunate race. I’ve been through every stage of mental turmoil and gladly I am safe and well. I wanted to give you answers on the future of Daydream XI and its lineup but unfortunately I can't. What I can do now is try to bring a spark of hope to some of you who had my music as a part of your support system. This is why I am releasing The Death of Art.
Stay tuned for a release date in the coming days, stay at home if you can, take care of your loved ones and be as truthful as you can, to others and yourself.
I love you more than ever and I hope this song resounds with you as our previous releases have.
The Death of Art
Produced by Tiago Masseti, Renato Osorio and Benhur Lima
Artwork, Music, Lyrics, Vocals and Guitars: Tiago Masseti
Bass, Mixing and Mastering: Benhur Lima
Drums: Thiago Caurio
Keyboards: Vinícius Möller
Additional choir vocals: Renato Osorio, Lucas Masseti and Marcelo Pereira
Drums recorded at Black Stork Studios, Caxias do Sul - Engineered by Thiago Caurio
Bass recorded at Black Stork Studios, Porto Alegre - Engineered by Benhur Lima
Keyboards recorded at Vinícius Möller Studios, Porto Alegre - Engineered by Vinícius Möller
Guitars recorded at The Daydream XI Cube - Engineered by Tiago Masseti
Vocals and Choirs recorded at Dry House Studios - Engineered by Renato Osorio
Re-amped at Dry House Studios by Renato Osorio and Benhur Lima