Sol Nation - EP

by Sol Nation

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This is Sol Nation's first EP, released in 2009. It contains five of our first and best tracks, and represents the early sounds of Sol Nation as we developed as a band and created our wholly fresh sound. Bonita was the single and remains one of the band's favourite tracks to this day.


released January 6, 2009

All songs by Paulo Almeida and Colin Badger.
Arranged by Sol Nation.
Recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap studio.
Overdubs by Airi Ingram at Factory Seven.
Mixed by Chris Scallan at Soft Centre studio.
Produced by Airi Ingram.
Mastered by David Briggs.

Paulo Almeida - Vocals
Deline Briscoe - Vocals
Colin Badger - Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukelele, lap steel guitar
Gerald Frederic - Organ, keyboards, melodica
Daniel Golding - Bass
Tim Stewart - Drums
Daniel Mrocki - Congas, bongos, timables, repinique, hand percussion

Additional musicians - Airi Ingram, Nui Moon, Jake Savona

Artwork by Walter Baer

Special thanks to: Jorge De Araujo, Walter Baer, Michael Badger, Michael Havir, Mick Parsons, Carol Taweel, Simon Raynor, Fatima Almeida, Steve Adam, Craig Brewer, Miguel Carvalho, Zelda Grimshaw, Paul Stewart, Family, friends, and you.



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Track Name: Good Times
Four-hundred years of foreign occupation
This is the time for the new generation
To take control of the current situation
To build upon a stronger foundation

Let's not forget
Forget about the past
Let's work together
Together for a new path
We've made mistakes
We've got to move on
This is the time
To start for fresh

Good times are coming
So people get on board now
It is a new day
A new celebration
Look to the future
And give ourselves a chance now
Good times are coming
Good times are coming
Track Name: Bonita
Quando ela passa
Todo mundo
Fica parado
Para ver essa menina
Que e tao bela

She's the kind of woman
That understands and loves her man
She's the woman
That I've been looking for


Mas que princesa
Com um sorrizo
Que ilumina
A nossa vida
E da nos forca para viver

She's the kind of woman
That makes a man go crazy
And everytime that she smiles
She makes it all worthwhile


She's the kind of woman that understands
The kind of a woman that loves her man
The kind of a woman I've been looking for
Beleza, princesa one of a kind
Ilumina a vida e das nos forca para viver

Track Name: Força
Quem foi que disse que nao se passa nada
O Povo continua na luta com seu corpo é alma
Quem foi que disse que nao se passa nada
Amigos tornam se inimigos como um pai é filho
Quem foi que disse que nao se passa nada
O Pobre nasce pobre é o rico fica mais rico
Quem foi que disse que nao se passa nada
Esquecem da educaçao mais nao da corrupçao

Junta te a nos
Força para Timor
Junta te a nos
Força para Timor
Track Name: Hey Mister
From Lisbon to Kingston
City to ghetto
Everybody's looking
For some extra dinheiro
No man has control
Living without soul
Everybody fights for a child's right
Been to many places
Seen many faces
The wildest kind
Freeing the mind
Not much happens in this shanty town
Black clouds hanging around

Hey Mister!
Got to get it right
You've got to see the light
You've got to find a way
To make it a better place
Track Name: Beautiful Lady
O Sol ja nao bate na janela dela
A chuva cai mas nao bate nela
Menina bela cor de canela
Cada vez mais eu gosto dela

Beautiful Lady
One in a million
Beautiful Lady
One in a million
Beautiful Lady
She makes my heart go
Ring a ding a ding...

Sapato alto baton vermelhado
ela faz o menino cair de lado
menina bela cor de canela
cada vez mais eu gosto dela

Beautiful Lady
One in a million
Beautiful Lady,
One in a million,
Beautiful Lady
She makes my heart go
Ring a ding a ding...