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New Bebel Gilberto Single Available for Download Here!

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The press release reads:


‘Brazilian gold. Again! ****’ DJ

‘Spellbinding stuff.’ i-DJ

Bebel Gilberto releases her new single ‘All Around’ on July 19 through eastwest/Crammed Discs. ‘All Around’ is the first single to be taken from Bebel Gilberto’s acclaimed new album, Bebel Gilberto, which will be released on June 7. The single will initially be issued on 7” limited to 500 copies and as an exclusive download single from select websites. A gorgeous, slow and sad bossa nova performed with Japanese guitarist Masaharu Shimizu. ‘Do you know how it is without anyone?’, croons Bebel, wistfully.
Bebel Gilberto will perform an exclusive open-air concert in the courtyard of Somerset House in London on Friday July 16 as part of this year’s Somerset House Series.

Bebel Gilberto is the follow-up to Bebel Gilberto’s critically acclaimed, best-selling debut Tanto Tempo, which is now one of the most globally successful albums of Brazilian music ever, having sold more than one million copies worldwide and reaching Gold sales status in the UK. The new album was recorded between New York, London, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador with Marius de Vries, Guy Sigsworth and Pascal Gabriel. ‘A record of utterly seductive beauty. There’s no doubt that Bebel Gilberto has made the summer’s most fragrant soundtrack and quite possibly the biggest world music crossover album since Buena Vista Social Club,’ proclaimed The Times, while MOJO described it as, ‘Another rich balm for the senses. Splendid.’ ‘It’s perfection epitomized and heaven on earth,’ wrote Blues & Soul, who made it ‘Album of the week’.

“The new album reflects the years I have spent working and travelling since Tanto Tempo,” explains Bebel. “While I tried to recapture the magical feeling of Tanto Tempo, I had to move to a more grown up stage.” She and de Vries decided on predominantly acoustic instrumentation. Understated flourishes help provide a framework for her oh-so intimate voice. The opening track, ‘Simplesmente’, sets the standard; ‘Aganjú’ - written by Carlinhos Brown and featuring Bebel’s mother, Miúcha, on backing vocals - keeps it. There’s the gorgeous ‘All Around’, a slow, sad bossa nova performed with guitarist Masaharu Shimizu. The Portuguese-language ‘Cada Beijo’, co-written with Sigsworth, is all the more dramatic for its stark simplicity. Then there is ‘Baby’, a track by Caetano Veloso with tongue-in-cheek English lyrics provided by Os Mutantes. On the pathos-filled ‘Céu Distante’, Bebel teams up with Pascal Gabriel. ‘Every Day You’ve Been Away’, written especially for Bebel by two musicians with similarly impressive pedigrees: Daniel Jobim and Pedro Baby Gomes. Both insisted that Bebel, and only Bebel, should sing it. Bebel originally wrote ‘O Caminho’ for Cesaria Evora, a track whose poignancy is augmented by exquisite piano from yet another legend, João Donato.

Described by In Style as, ‘Brazilian music’s hottest star,’ and by The Times as, ‘The new queen of bossa,’ Bebel Gilberto is ‘The new girl from Ipanema,’ according to Vogue, Blues & Soul’s ‘Ultimate summer delight,’ and ‘A class above the rest’ in DJ’s eyes. As the daughter of João Gilberto, the creator of bossa nova, Bebel was always going to have to work hard at forging a solo career. Her mother, Miúcha, is a well known singer. Her uncle Chico Buarque is one of Brazil’s first pop stars. Brazilians expected great things of Bebel, who made her recording debut at the age of seven on one of her mother’s records, and appeared live at New York’s Carnegie Hall (alongside Miúcha and jazz legend Stan Getz) at the age of nine. In 1991 she left Rio for her birthplace, New York. She fine-tuned her musical vision, worked with the likes of David Byrne, Thievery Corporation and Deee-Lite’s Towa Tei, brought the bossa nova sound to the metropolis’ dance floors, and created Tanto Tempo with the late lamented production genius Suba. Critical acclaim for Tanto Tempo was both widespread and ecstatic. ‘The epitome of cool,’ proclaimed MOJO. ‘Tanto Tempo already has the unmistakable aura of a classic,’ wrote the Sunday Times. The Daily Mail praised it for mixing ‘Bossa nova and smooth electronics in a fresh and fascinating way,’ while Q rated it ‘Excellent’.

1. All Around (Telefon Tel Aviv remix)
2. O Caminho

Catalogue information:
12”: EW294T

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You can read Raphael Pour-Hashemi's CD Times review of Bebel Gilberto's self-titled album here.

Last updated: 19/06/2018 11:35:02

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