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You Hide, Disappear

Te esconder, desaparecer, nunca
Nunca, nunca

I’ve always been a sonically-motivated runner, although my running playlists have tended to stay quite as constrained as my ability, previously only being able to manage 1 1/2 – 2 miles, I’ve tended to stick to songs that have a bit of emotional stab or musical push to offer up a quick rush of adrenaline, something to my head down and my mentality to dig in.

But now I’m managing to push longer distances, I’m finding much better escape from songs that do quite the opposite, taking me away from the run entirely, and my current favourite, kicking in around 3 miles, is Trials and Way’s tribute to Brazilian pixação artist, Francisco Rodrigues da Silva (Nunca).

The second the ghetto-blaster button clunk drops the analog hiss is like an instant release of pressure, and while the lyrics make explicit mention of the streets and alleys of Sao Paulo, when the choral harmonies flow underneath the dream guitar, running app, trainers and footfall might as well be miles away. Pure motion.