Oct 8th, 2021
“Y Bywyd Llonydd” (which translates to ‘The Still Life’) is the second single from Yn Rio, the gorgeous new album by Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
With the group’s principal producer, the Rio de Janeiro-based Brazilian polymath Kassin unable to participate in this album (it was written and recorded during the depths of the Covid winter of early 2021), Carwyn set about thanking him in the purest possible way, translating Kassin’s beautiful bittersweet break-up song “A Paisagem Morta” to create “Y Bywyd Llonydd”. “It actually means ‘still life’, but the titular Portuguese words literally translate as ‘the dead landscape’, which in itself is beautiful.”
“Y Bywyd Llonydd” out Digitally on October 8th via Légère Recordings