In the second half of a two-part documentary-in-diary-form, we encounter the challenges that the band Clã faced around the release of the album Véspera, which was interrupted by the pandemic. A shift was needed in order to realign expectations and ways of working, managing, even then, to move forward with the recording of videos for the songs, photo sessions, until finally they returned to the stage for new concerts.
In the second part of this documentary-diary Na Sombra, we witness the creative process and how Clã manages to deal with all the challenges posed by a pandemic in March 2020 as they prepare to release a new album. Times when “strange habits, new fears, and many existential questions arose. Suddenly it seemed as if we were living in a dystopian science fiction movie”, as Joana X, the director, puts it. And, instead of capturing images during the tour that didn’t happen in April 2020, Na Sombra took a new direction and, in this second chapter, ends up recording what was probably the strangest year in the life of the Clan. We get to know what it was like to make a music video from a distance, the first day they wore a mask, how an album was released in confinement, the return to rehearsals, and the strange and very emotional return to the stage. A diary like life, in its world premiere. (Helena César)