Remember when Julianna Barwick made that EP using brewing samples to go along with her signature Dogfish Head IPA? Well, Alanis Morissette has done something similar with coffee sounds, and it’s a lot more… inspirational? As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Morissette and Costa Rican musician Carlos “Tapado” Vargas “used coffee beans and other machinery used in making coffee to create the percussion elements in ‘The Morning,’ a new anthem inspired by female coffee producers in Costa Rica.” The song was produced in conjunction with the new documentary A Small Section Of The World, directed by Waiting For Superman/An Inconvenient Truth producer Lesley Chilcott. The film “focuses on the Asociación de Mujeres Organizades de Biolley (ASOMOBI), and depicts how the female inhabitants of the Costa Rican town are vital to the global coffee production industry.” The song, meanwhile, is rife with references to blending and working “from sunrise to sunset.” Morissette offered a quote to THR: “”I just basically live for the feminine being and beauty — really talking about it and extolling the virtues of the feminine being celebrated in men and women alike.” Watch “The Morning” here.
A Small Section Of The World premieres at DOC in New York this Friday 11/14 and will get a brief theatrical release before going to VOD in December.