Alixa García and Hilo’s BraveWater (aka C. Wood) have just released their lilting, lyrical, love song to humanity, “Fall Like Rain” on all major distribution platforms. The song was produced and engineered by Big Island’s David Williamson of DWP Sounds and is the first single to be released from this duo’s debut album, IMAGINAL, due to release in 2022.
“Fall Like Rain” is an anthem of inspiration for these hard times. A ballad of remembrance. A lullaby to get us through the complex and complicated. “It’s a soft song with a hip-hop sway to pick up the spirit and soothe the mind,” says García. “It was first born a week before the pandemic came to transform us all”.
C. Wood explained, “Alixa and I went deep into a lava tube, carved out by a rushing volcano, on the sacred Hawaiian land of Big Island. We lit candles and sang together, drawing inspiration from the dark earth-womb around us. The chorus had come to me seven years ago, but the rest of the song had been waiting for this moment with Alixa before it began to emerge.”
García went on to say “As the weeks unfolded, we thoughtfully sculpted this song as everything came to a sudden halt. The words are a love song for the world and a personal mantra to keep rising and falling, like rain.”
While it is García’s first time working with Williamson, it is the third time for Wood by way of songs “Dusty Road” and “Shell Point.” “Fall Like Rain” is the second song released by García and Wood together, the first being “Dust” a song they co-wrote and released on Climbing PoeTree’s 2017 album, INTRINSIC.
Alixa García is a Colombian-born, Brooklyn-raised musician, poet, activist, visual artist, and filmmaker. She is the Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director of Climbing PoeTree, an internationally-renowned, award-winning social justice hip-hop, spoken word, and world music duo. Touring the globe, García has performed on main stages including Lightning in a Bottle, Eclipse, and Symbiosis music festivals. In 2016 she performed on the main stage at the Women’s March for over 500K people on the streets of D.C., a performance televised to millions worldwide.
BraveWater is the new musical project of Christopher Bronson, (aka C. Wood). He has been a musician and a singer most of his life and has been a musical, songwriting nomad since early 2013. Bronson believes that being Brave by way of being vulnerable in front of others and sharing one’s authentic and loving self holds great power; therefore, his songs are his personal diary sung out loud to the world. He focuses on raw and emotive lyrics that inspire the fundamental questions of life – which beckons for one’s personal journey toward healing and reminds them of their connection to everything, and the power that comes from living in that awareness. BraveWater comes from his fundamental belief that everything is music, made up of frequencies and vibrations and that everything is connected through the continual transference of the same water.
David Williamson is an eclectic producer, engineer, and songwriter drawing on many styles including reggae, funk, acoustic, and jazz. Living a nomadic lifestyle he grew up in Florida, road-tripped up to Alaska, and sailed over to Big Island of Hawaii from San Diego over the course of two decades. Big Island is where he now calls home, the place of inspiration and community – working on musical collaborations with artists throughout Hawaii and the mainland.
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