Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is “Nieve” by Tres Leches, a 2020 self-released single.
photo by jake hanson
written by Janice Headley

The latest track from Seattle's Tres Leches is a beautiful example of community, featuring guest appearances from fellow Northwest artists Terror/Cactus, Rachael's Children, and Medejín.

The band describe the song as an attempt to "stay alive once more through music." They point to a quote from poet Audre Lorde: “Implicit in survival is joy, mobility and effectiveness… if we do what we need to be doing then we will leave something that continues beyond ourselves."

The new single also features a video by director Carlos Cruz and production company Dos Rios. Cruz, they explain, "uses live action, stop motion and motion graphics to display themes of death, rebirth, transformation and joy. Themes which are particularly relevant for all of us right now." Watch the clip below. 

While the band recently had to cancel their spring tour due to the coronavirus (hear band member Alaia D'Alessandro talk about that on KEXP's Sound & Vision), they're using this period of self-quarantine to work on new music. A vinyl release show for their latest LP Amorfo is scheduled for Friday, April 17th at the Tractor Tavern. 

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