Ten minute tea with Afternoon Tea. Spend ten minutes with Afternoon Tea. In the time it takes to boil one kettle, and let one cup of tea steep, we will have your daily art + music fix covered. Take your afternoon tea break with our Afternoon Tea curators.
Today’s tea + soundtrack + visuals curated by Mary Clements. Mary is a singer-songwriter based out of Hamilton, ON, who uses her music to explore the world around her. Rooted in piano and voice, her songs can sometimes sound like indie-folk, pop, classical or even country. Her sincere vocals combined with the textures of her production create an experience that is simple and authentic.
Clements wrote her soothing new song, “Bonne Nuit,” to encourage a gentle approach to sleep that’s free of judgment about the day. Featuring both French and English lyrics, “Avec mes peurs et défis, je fais des amis, come with me it’s okay, I’ll help you find your way,” translates to “With my fears and my challenges, I make friends” as an invitation to cultivate self-acceptance of the less comfortable aspects of ourselves and life.
The official music video for this song is filmed, edited and produced by Clements, featuring her singing over a green screen with different dreamy backgrounds, wishing the viewer a ‘bonne nuit’ alongside the range of images they might experience as they fall asleep.
Clements‘ radiant and rich vocals are showcased in her first studio album through sincere and poetic lyrics. This combined with the textures of her arrangements equals a unique and fresh musical experience that is curious and innovative, but approachable. Come With Me is slated for release in November 2022.
Tea: Matcha green tea with coconut milk & maple syrup
This is the most delicious tea combination! I would not recommend drinking in the afternoon though if you are sensitive to caffeine since you will be awake all night. Also, only add a little bit of maple syrup otherwise it will became too sweet!
Music: Voices By Yoko Kanno
This is a song by composer Yoko Kanno for the anime Macross Plus. It is in Japanese and it is a timeless, haunting and beautiful melody. Whether you like anime or not, we can unite on the fact that this is a very pretty song. Yoko Kanno has composed for many animes and is a very famous Japanese composer. I highly recommend you to check out more of her works!
Art: Usagi and Mamoru
Behold, beautiful art from the Sailor Moon Manga. This picture is very special to me because when I was young I had just started watching Sailor Moon on YTV and I wanted to know more about these amazing magical girls when I saw a magazine with this picture on the cover at my local comic store. It was a picture of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask from the original comic book version. It was from this picture that I first stepped into the amazing world of anime and manga which are full of beautiful art and stories! I particularly love Sailor Moon because it is the story of a girl who fights for love and justice and I just LOVE LOVE! 🙂