Aguava is back with a smooth, borderline therapeutic single called “Can We.” Drawing on a wide range of influences ranging from Afro-Cuban jazz and bossa nova to disco and 90s house, the emerging producer seeks to blend these genres into forward-thinking, retro grooves. Chinese by birth, Aguava’s musical influences are vast, ranging from traditional Chinese folk music along with the works of Mozart, Chopin and Beethoven from his dad’s vast collection of classical music.
Speaking about the new release, Aguava shares, “Can We is a healing track that I made in reaction to the crazy events that occurred in the summer of 2020. I was stuck at home with my parents in quarantine at the time, and learned about the tragic death of George Floyd. I felt powerless and hopeless about the world and the hatred that was dividing us as a species. I sat down that day to make something that would soothe the pain and anxiety I was feeling; a sort of plea to the world for love to triumph over hate. It represents what I love about music as a whole; the ability to heal wounds and make the tough times a little bit better.”