TUNE Meredith Baker - Coisas Inesperadas
I wrote this song two years ago when I was living in Rio and taking Bossa Nova guitar lessons at the Conservatório Brasileiro de Música with the amazing Brazilian guitar teacher Valmyr de Oliveira. Living in Rio taught me to indulge in the moment and find happiness where it's least expected. My hope is that 'Coisas Inesperadas' captures that sentiment. 'The Girl from Ipanema' was my musical anthem growing up (and especially when I was living in Rio) and I hoped I would one day write a song to pay homage to my musical inspiration. 'Coisas Inesperadas' is dedicated to my Portuguese professor, Clémence Jouët-Pastré, who is also one of the most caring, genuine, and inspiring people I know.