So, I great soul asked me this question: If you were to choose a brazilian song for Mon-El what would be? And for Karamel or Supercorp? Why?
This will become a mini ramble, but bare with me please. Starting with a song for Mon-El… While I do understand people’s point of view when they say they hate him, I’m also very comprehensive when it comes to his character in particular. So, I choose Abrace a Sua Sombra, of the brazilian band Fresno. Here are a few reasons why:
1) It talks about darkness x light. As so many people like to point out, he was a jerk… He whined, he beated people up for money and did countless other things. In psychology we called shadow. The worts parts of urselves… Everyone has it. Either when it comes to our lives, our job, our relantionship. Every single one of us is afraid of what lies beneath, of the darkness that lingers and that we fell grippind on our shoulders. We often deny it, pretend thar isn’t there. But everyone has and no one can loose it. Our shadows, the darkest parts of souls, make’s us who we are. We can’t put or fingers into Mon-El’s actions while pretending we didn’t make mistakes, some of us on a lower ou bigger lever. But we all have.
2) It’s about embracing your past, our present and future. Mon-El was a Daxamite boy. That makes him who he is. He’s a dick, someone who wants to earn money easily and live a happy life without having to work hard. He’s haves a male ego which is, as Kara said it, enfuriating. He’s all of those things. But he’s NOT abusive. He never - NEVER - played tricks into making Kara stay. He went away when she asked him to, knowing that even thought he wanted, he coudn´t give what he believe she deserves. My cousin once was in a abusive relantionship, a lot of women I know were, and what they have is not that.
As a song por Karamel… I would deffinetly go with Pra Você Guardei o Amor, of Nando Reis and Ana Cañas. It means “For You I Kept the Love”. It’s about a felling thar someone kept for another person, I felling that he/she was learning to process. Some of you might not be aware, but love a social skill, it’s learned, if you don’t know how it makes you life very complicate. How many times you screwed something up because you didn’t know how to love?
And for supercorp… I’m not entirely sure, but problably with Pais e Filhos, of Legião Urbana, but I’m not sure why haha. I fell like although I like their frindship, I still fell that Lena is gona stab Kara in the back eventually, so who knows right?