Yunnan Gold

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Today’s tea + soundtrack + visuals curated by Canadian OBGYN turned singer-songwriter, Kristina Dervaitis. Kristina, is sharing the first single from her second solo album due this April. The powerful, piano-led track “Everything & Nothing” focuses on the concept of denial. “Some signs just can’t be ignored without grave consequences,” explains Dervaitis.

The song’s moody vocals and ominous production underscore Dervaitis‘ exploration of how we can over analyze situations and twist any information in order to justify our wants, which often aren’t in line with our true needs.

Everything & Nothing” lyric video

Climate change denial came to mind when Dervaitis sat down to create the lyric video for “Everything & Nothing.”

When you consider the growing number of forest fires worldwide, as just one example, it’s astounding to think that there are still those who deny the role that climate change is playing. It’s right in front of our face – everything is pointing to it – but there are those that so badly want to believe that nothing’s wrong.

Soundtrack: Rivers Underground by Noah Reid 

Noah Reid holds a special place in my heart. It was my obsession with his Gemini album (produced by Matthew Barber) that prompted me to seek out Matthew as my producer for this album. This song in particular is my favourite from their latest album project together (“Adjustments”)- it’s powerful and haunting and it just hurts my heart every time I hear it. 

Visuals: Soft is Strong by Ontario artist Roshan James (@roshan_james on IG)

Tea: Yunnan Gold (to be honest, I haven’t tried it but we are guests at a friend’s house and he made a special run out to a tea store today for it, must be good!)

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