JP Coimbra is best known for being the mentor of one of the most successful pop projects in Portugal, the Mesa as well as being a regular contributor to the Three Sad Tigers. However, in his first solo adventure, the entire pop universe is removed to access a new classicism combined with electronics. ‘From Afar’ is the breakthrough single.
In the words of JP Coimbra “this single is really different from everything I did in the past, however, it goes against something that I always tried to do that is to use different sounds in each song and, this idea I could take it further with the Vibrates”.
From Afar (as well as the rest of the Vibra album), can be cataloged as Modern Classic. Category that JP Coimbra does not reject entirely but “I think that all music is difficult to catalog. It is something completely abstract. More abstract than painting for example. In the case of this theme, it is not a song but it has a narrative, it does not have a voice but there are instruments that carry the melodies… And then, there are elements that I will look for in classical music, electronics and that I try to combine in a sound cake that is coherent. “
As for the inspiration for From Afar? The composer JP Coimbra tells us that “it came from the very introduction of the theme that was made with the silencer that the vertical pianos bring. This silencer has a felt that muffles the sound so we can play at home without disturbing the neighbors. But I really like it I chose this single as the first sample of the album because it is representative of my idea of aggregating several musical genres in a single theme. It was from it that I realized that I had found a language and that that language would allow me to build an entire album.”