“Vou ver se te levo a cantar”, is the first advance for Ruben Portinha’s new album, scheduled for release in September.
The single, with lyrics and music by the artist, is a demonstration of persistence, of someone who does not give up on someone else, who never fails to try the final victory just because he lost in the first rounds of this timeless game that is love.
“In fact, it is a theme that is already a few years old, to which we decided to give new life” – confesses the musician. “We had several possibilities on the table for the first single, but we opted for this one. It is a positive message in these difficult times that we are all living in, from someone who persists in fighting for his goals and who has music as an ally ”- he adds.
Taken to the stage several times before arriving at the studio, “Vou ver se te levo a cantar” was a soundtrack for moments that Ruben Portinha does not forget.
“I remember so well that late afternoon on August 18, 2018… It was our debut at the Festas do Mar in Cascais, a huge stage with a magnificent setting.
Thousands of people in front of us who, in reality, were not really there to see us, but were waiting for the headliners that night. Gradually we managed to win them over. Everything went normally until, when we were playing this song, the light went down.
Between not knowing what to do and the stress of the technical team trying to understand what had happened, our instinct was to try to get that sea of people to sing the chorus of a song and an artist they didn’t know before. nowhere. But we did it. In the middle of the darkness, a gigantic choir singing “I have nothing to lose, I am convinced that I will win”… It was incredible!”
In times of pandemic and confinement, the video clip was authentically the result of homemade production. Ruben took charge of the argument, enlisted to appear in front of the camera and challenged his quarantine companion Inês Trevo to do the same.
Both starred in a comic-romantic story with a series of games in which someone loses successively, but ends up winning in the last and decisive round.
This duo was joined by Ricardo Duarte, Nuno Barreto, José Manuel David and João Coelho, the studio accomplices, each at his post (some more confined, others less…), and Rita Féria, who was in charge of joining the pieces and do magic.