Album: Tulipas, Efêmera (Totolo)
Sunday 13 February 2011
Brazil is most famous for its samba and bossa nova, but these days what it does best is intelligent, innovative pop music.
This debut from a young Sao Paolo lass is at first a little off-putting in the way it tries to cozy up to you. But it's saved by off-kilter arrangements, unpredictable chord progressions, and a wayward charm that has made me return to it over and over again. Sometimes child-like (but in a good way), its sophistication is complemented by an admirable lightness of touch.
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