Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 – Mas
Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 have announced details of the release of their album, Mas on Banana & Louie Records on Friday February 26th 2021.
Like it’s predecessor, Joia! the album is a collection of songs sung in Welsh combined with distinct pop and Latin American flavours drawn from Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Samba and Tropicalismo styles.
Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 – Ar Ôl Y Glaw
The first song to be taken from the forthcoming album by Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18, ‘Mas’, Ar Ôl Y Glaw [After The Rain], is a “lockdown-flavoured reaction to the horrible swirling nastiness in America that we saw earlier this year,” says Carwyn Ellis. The song talks of the hope that we have to cling to after such troubling events, its mood inspired by a YouTube clip Carwyn loves of Donovan and Sergio Mendes singing Donovan’s song, ‘There Is A Mountain’ together. Marged Rhys (of Welsh folk trio Plu) co-wrote it, Carwyn sending her the original demo and chorus, which she finished, he laughs, “unlike me, at lightning speed”.
Ar Ôl Y Glaw is available to stream now.