Music has long been Cristóvam’s greatest passion. However, it would be during the course of this year that the young singer from the Azores would gain the notoriety he deserved for a long time, thanks to the theme “Andrà Tutto Bene”, which has become the anthem of resistance to the pandemic internationally.
“Setting Sun” is the first single taken from Cristóvam’s second original album, scheduled for 2021. It was recorded between Namouche Studios, in Lisbon and the artist’s own studio, on Terceira Island of the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean:
“I started composing it in 2018, when I was on vacation in Sardinia with my girlfriend, and I didn’t follow it up until, this year, due to the tragic event that transformed the world in a very strange place, those drafts that I have already had written gained new meaning and relevance. I was lucky to find a perfect refuge in my corner and far from everything, in the middle of the Atlantic, I concluded this and other songs that will be part of this album. The lyrics for “Setting Sun” speak of two people who are so interconnected that, without realizing it, they go through the greatest of storms as if only for them the world was a peaceful and serene place.”
The video clip for “Setting Sun” was made by Pedro Varela (Andrà Tutto Bene) and covers the nine islands of the Azores.
The film is starred by actress Joana de Verona and produced by Blanche Filmes:
“I always had the dream of having a video clip that showed the world the place where I was privileged to be born and grow, the Azores. When we started thinking about a video for this song, I thought this would be the right time for that and, of course, I immediately thought of Pedro Varela to do it. He made Andrà Tutto Bene’s film, and he is also the director who signs Visit Portugal’s international films that have shown the world the best that our country has to offer. Varela chose Joana de Verona to be the protagonist of this story and, with the support of the Regional Directorate of Tourism, we managed to tour the archipelago and make a memorable film that makes us all proud.”