The singer and composer Luísa Sobral will start today in Coimbra, in the S. Francisco Convent, an Iberian tour through eight national and four Spanish stages, to present her new album, “Rosa“, released last November.
Luísa Sobral, in this tour, presents his new band, sharing the stage with Manuel Rocha, on the guitars, and a trio of woodwinds composed by Sérgio Charrinho, in flizcorne, Ângelo Caleira, in the horn, and Gil Gonçalves, in the tuba.
The tour opens today in Coimbra, at the Convento S. Francisco, and continues on Saturday at the Casa da Música in Oporto.
On the 14th, Luísa Sobral will perform in Setúbal, at the Luisa Todi Municipal Forum, under the “Montepio, sometimes the love” festival, and on the 22nd, he will take the stage at TivoliBBVA in Lisbon.
The fifth stage of this tour is the Cine-Teatro Avenida, in Castelo Branco, where it will perform on March 9, followed by the Culture House of Ílhavo, on the outskirts of Aveiro, on the 15th, and on the 23rd Cultural and Congress Center of Caldas da Rainha.
In April, Luísa Sobral is in Spain, performing at the Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos de Castellón in the Comunidad Valenciana on the 6th, and on the 9th at the Cofidis Alcázar Theater in Madrid, following her to Barcelona, where she sings on the day 11, at Luz de Gas, under the GuitarBCN Festival.
On April 13, the songs of “Rosa” are heard in Pontevedra in the Pazo de la Cultura, under the “Voices” cycle. In May, Luísa Sobral works at Altice Fórum Braga, in Minho.
Luísa Sobral defined the new album, “Rosa“, as “a record of ‘cantautor‘, in which the lyrics are more important”, in which “it is almost like being in a concert”.
Luísa Sobral signs, in song and lyrics, the eleven songs that make up the CD, which took the name of “Rosa”, in honor of her daughter, because it was composed during her pregnancy, which influenced the final work.
“This album tells stories and speaks of love, like all my albums, but this one has a different sonority, and the songs are more exposed, besides my voice being a little different, because during the pregnancy I became very hoarse, which influenced the way I wrote it, but I decided to record it like that, with the voice that made me write the songs, “he said.
“The most different thing is the album being all sung in Portuguese, the fact that I’m so naked, and I’ve changed the group of accompanists, which were previously guitar, piano, drums, and double bass, but I’m still in composition, and with my features”.
A “simple” album, he said, but that is what he likes most in art, “because it is more direct and reaches the heart of people.”
“The simple word is often underestimated, but for me, simple is the best, it’s the easiest to reach people. And sometimes we’ll analyze the ‘simple’ and it’s not that simple, but it ends up the opinion and is what I like the most in the art, seem simple and after all not be, “he argued.