Madrugada is the time in which most of the world sleeps, but for some it is a magical slice of the night when the everyday disappears and the mind and soul are able to breath and rejuvenate.
MJ Cole Presents Madrugada, the accompanying documentary to MJ’s album of the same name, creates a world of tranquility in the tiniest things – a changing stoplight, a ride on an escalator, a simple lullaby sung to a child. It’s an honest peek into the lives of those awake without the hum of the rest of the world, and there’s a special softness added to the characters as they share themselves openly alongside MJ Cole’s moving piano melodies. Director Henry Dean bottles the magic of these moments – hopes, fears, loneliness, and all – and reminds us that even when the world around you has gone silent, we as individuals are still very much alive. It’s an especially pertinent message in today’s current times.
Watch MJ Cole’s gorgeous documentary below, and check out his album ‘MJ Cole Presents Madrugada’, out now on all streaming services.