Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "Reversal of Fortune" by Nada Rosa, from the 2023 album Nunca Te Olvido on OTHERWORLDS.
Based in Seattle, but with roots in the Dominican Republic, Brandi Diaz celebrates her family with her musical project Nada Rosa. As she told KEXP Staff Reporter Martin Douglas back in June, the band name traces back to her beloved abuelito (or "grandmother"), who has passed away: it's a combination of her grandmother's name with the Buddhist concept of non-attachment. “And that’s when I started moving forward with music in a more intentional way,” she explained.
And the title of her debut EP, Nunca Te Olvido, pays tribute to her grandfather, who tells her as much over the phone when he calls. As she says on Bandcamp, the phrase translates to "I never forget you" or "You're always in my heart."
"This whole project is me learning how to love myself and the power of love between friends, between family,” she tells KEXP.