"Take Me Away" is a song about freedom and leisure—momentary getaways from the everyday struggles of lack of opportunities and violence in Northeastern Amaralina.
TrapFunk&Alivio are a Brazilian group coming out with some high-energy music built on influences from their home of Salvador, Bahia.
The quartet—comprised of Dj Alle-x, Manno Lipe, Dj MG and Banha—collaborated with NY-based producer Kashaka last year on the 4-track Bota Kára EP, which blends favela funk influences with hip-hop and much more.
"Take Me Away," one of the highlights from that EP, now gets this striking, glitchy new music video directed by Rafael Ramos, which follows the group to Amaralina beach.
"Take Me Away" is a track about freedom and leisure, which are just momentary getaways from the group and their neighborhood's everyday struggles due to lack of job opportunities and violence. The song features Choppy Chan.
"During the production process [of this song] we lived [through] a great slaughter in our favela (Northeastern Amaralina) and concluded that we should make a track with the theme "Freedom," Leisure," TrapFunk&Alivio mention in a press statement.