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Mia Doi Todd – “Paraty”

This song makes you feel like you’re on holiday. It actually transported me to a happy past life as a Brazillian smallholder growing coffee and coconuts on the fringe of the Amazon rainforest. Bossa Nova accompaniment blooms forth over the course of the song, elevating Mia to ever more seductive heighs. The song’s tone matches the rest of her folksy acoustic album Cosmic Ocean Ship. Recalling bygone eras of ’60s lounge music, the rhythm section on this track transmutes this song into the ultimate in easy-listening.