Brazilian touch on Kelly Slater’s song

Karian Zeviani on Instagram with SlaterKelly Slater is really a character full of ideas and energy. After launching his own drink brand, own brand of clothes and recently his own wave pool, he also released recently a song with some very brazilian character.

The famous Surfer from Florida, 11-time world champion, is investing in a new area: music. Kelly Slater wrote and plays “Feelin’ the feelings”, which includes the participation of Brazilian singer Karina Zeviani and carioca musician Pretinho da Serrinha.

The song was recorded in a studio in Rio de Janeiro and is now available on iTunes. “Feelin’ the feelings” has a particularly Brazilian touch, as the singer Karina Zeviani and musician Pretinho da Serrinha follow Kelly on the record.

The music was composed by Slater, and mixes lyrics in English and Portuguese, and has pinches of cuíca and tambourine (pandeiro), typical Brazilian instruments. Karina is the former lead singer of the American band Thievery Corporation, and has given some interviews counting how the partnership with the surfing phenomenon happened. According to her, during a party at the brazilian tv host’s house Luciano Huck, several musicians playing, Slater entered with a ukulele and soon was already made a duet with the Brazilian girl.

Kelly Slater recording in Rio.

It is not the first time that the 11-time world champion leaves the surf boards to venture into the music world. The bald man has played with Jack Johnson and ventured on vocals with Donavon Frankenreiter, and several other musicians.

Kelly Slater, in partnership with VEVO, released the video on YouTube, at the URL below:

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Max Francisco
Max Francisco has been involved with the Internet in Brazil and has been doing digital projects in the country for the last 15 years.