Like so many others, Alex Cuba has found hope and inspiration in music to help him get through tough times.

The Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has been recording songs at his home in Smithers, B.C., throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, releasing a trio of singles that have received international attention.

The latest is Concéntrica Canción, an acoustic bossa nova tune with beautiful, velvety, breezy vocals that make you think of summer days. The song focuses on “the concentric circles in life are the repeating patterns of our actions that we go through each day and experience as time,” as Cuba explains.

Before that, he shared Diablo De Un Segundo and a cover of Bill Withers’s famous song Just The Two of Us. The singles series follows Cuba’s latest full-length album Sublime in the fall of 2019.

Cuba joined Café Latino for an in-depth conversation about his approach to music — putting complex ideas into the simplest terms.