Snowapple and Friends

In the current volatile climate with half the world on lockdown due to the global pandemic, every song we hear on the radio seems to resonate with a deeper meaning – and the same is true of Snowapple’s “Simple Things”. 

The vintage track reminds us of the little things in life we too often take for granted – like a tree shedding its autumn leaves, a cool raindrop, or a songbird singing upon a newborn branch. In fact, we oftentimes say goodbye to things much too easily, and never even noticing how much we cherish them until they’re gone forever.

“Simple Things” is an adaptation of Armando Tejada Gomez and Cesar Isella’s famous song Las Simples Cosas, which was immortalized by Chavela Vargas and Mercedes Sosa. Now, please enjoy the track.

Aside from the nostalgia, the track also urges us to enjoy the present moment.

For this flowing cover, Laurien Schreuder and Los Angeles-based producer David Ott assembled a unique line-up of musicians: Mexican harp marvel Malena Duarte and Snowapple members Cynthia Martinez and Osito Morro von Ropi were joined by top LA trombonist Ryan Porter, as well as Leddie Garcia on percussion and Thomas Lea on violin. All the other instruments were played by David and Laurien.

The track was recorded in a tiny studio in central Hollywood.

Because of the world’s pandemic crisis all of Snowapple’s tours and travel were cancelled, so we hoped you enjoyed this in the warmth of your abode. Please stay tuned.

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