During the arrangement work on “Les Bras Tendus” Roby Tola was talking about the mood of the song and how it took him back to a city in France where he heard someone playing in the street an accordion melody while people passed him without noticing him. I wanted to build on it and started looking for an accordion player that would bring the French culture and a Slavic sadness that would fit the theme of the song which is about ending up living in the streets. I met Yuri Yadchenko online and he recorded a beautiful introduction that sets the mood to the song and helped bringing it together. We also did collaborate in another song that might or might not end up on the album.