“For No Reason” is the second single for “Favorite Ghosts“, the album that Tomara, the project of Filipe C. Monteiro, edited this year. The music video was performed by Joana Linda.
According to Filipe, “For No Reason” was perhaps the most difficult song to end because I realized that I was addressing, in a very direct way, to the fear of taking a step that proved difficult and essential for me. Some fears persecute us, and as we age we try to fix them in a place where we think they will no longer torment us. Because we believe that the phase of the great changes has passed, it has remained behind, and that we can resign ourselves to it. But I don’t think that is possible. I believe that these ‘ghosts’ only become more present with the passage of time. For 2 or 3 years this song was just an instrumental where I got carried away by the energy of the guitar and the rhythm section. It had a different pulse from the other songs, more visceral to me. A mixture of anguish and hope. When I realized that I wanted to write and sing something about this sound landscape it was inevitable to have to write in a more direct and harder way. And this was a very time-consuming step, fraught with doubts and uncertainties, until he felt firm. I think the song, in part, explains why I’m releasing the first album solo at age 38. This time I did not want to take on the realization of the video clip, otherwise I would lock the meaning of the song in my own impressions about it. I trusted Joana Linda’s look to help me transpose it into images. And that’s precisely what she got. “