I Love The Afternoon

Album: The Mirror (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Raul Midón is a blind jazz guitarist who can coax a cloverleaf of sounds out of the instrument, making him a captivating solo act. "I Love The Afternoon" is the breezy first single from his 11th album, The Mirror.

    As demonstrated here, Midón's lyrics tend to rely on feelings more than images. "People really relate to images and I've never seen images," he explained. "But what I realized early on is that you have to write from what you know, and I hear, touch and feel intensely, and those are sensations and experiences that everyone can relate to."
  • Midón explained to Songfacts: "'I Love The Afternoon' is essentially a song about my creative process. When I write a song I must sit, silence my thoughts, and do nothing in order to come up with something.

    The afternoon, in this song, is that placid state between the hectic hustle of the morning, wherein I must go somewhere or do something, and the intense excitement of the evening, wherein I must perform or socialize. In the afternoon I silence the internal dialog and listen to the universe."
  • Midón is a longtime fan of the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, so he was thrilled to have their singer Janis Siegel on this track along with Lauren Kinhan of the group New York Voices. Also appearing on the track are Richard Hammond on bass and Andres Forero on drums and percussion.

Comments: 1

  • Leslyvalies from Paramaribo Suriname Als meneer Midón a.u.b. Conga van Mevrouw Estafan samen met een goede backing kan doen? Dat zou ik gráág zien gebeuren A.U.B !!!!
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