Music: Pull the Trigger by Ricardo Maranhao – Curitiba, PR

pull the triggerRicardo Maranhão is a brazilian songwriter/singer and lives in Curitiba PR. Since little has always shown great interest in music, and with a family that always had music around, on both sides (Father plays the piano for fun, and mother always liked to sing and play acoustic guitar, with friends) and his Grandmothers on both sides studied Piano too.
Ricardo discovered the blues with 16 years old, on a Sunday lunch at Grandma´s house, listening to a Robert Cray´s LP (one of his greatest idols today) and never stopped writing songs and playing. Today is working on his first album called “Pull the trigger” and his first Single with the same name is out!!  Ricardo also plays guitar and sings at “Milk´n Blues” band, a well known Pop band in Brazil.
Check out Ricardo’s great music and this sure hit, “Pull the Trigger” and find out the reason behind writing this song below.
Why did you select this song as your current single? 
I think Pull the trigger shows the artist and songwriter I am ; It´s a blues track with some rock elements, and I think would be great in a Quentin Tarantino´s movie =D haha
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album, EP or Mix-tape?
I´m working on my first album, I need to finish problably a couple of songs to get the album done, and I could say that “Pull the trigger” is one of the best chorus on the album, has kind of a movie style also! All the tracks I could say theres a little bit of blues music influence.
What was the writing process for the song?
I wrote this song 11 years before, I went to a beach called “Shangri-la” for vacation with some friends, one particulary day they went walking and I stood sitting on the shore, looking at the sea, and then the riff and the harmonies started to came in…! It was a really nice experience..
That night I had the song structure ready to play! Then I worked the melodies.
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
It´s a contradiction. Every coin has two sides, that´s whats the lyrics about. “Pull the trigger and stop this pain” it´s not just about dying, it´s also about changing things in your life, ending things.
It´s also a contradiction about the character´s thoughts!
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
Problably very excited and happy on stage Lol ! I love this song, and I am a Blues Lover, this song sounds very bluesy and from the heart everytime I play it!
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
Yeah, totally! This songs summarizes me as an artist. My voice, my guitar playing style, my songwriting style.
But not the lyrics ok?? I am NOT suicidal! LMAO hahaha
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video? · One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
A: I´m looking forward to have a first videoclip, It might be “Pull the trigger” I´m still working on a script, a story. Problably something related to Quentin Tarantino Lol (Please guys would you show him this song?hahaha) Just kiddin, but would be great anyway!
Well, my motivation is to be part of the new generation of blues music that is now going, but also to bring the blues music to a larger crowd. Like Eric Clapton did, and like John Mayer is doing nowadays. That’s my BIG DREAM.

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