BEBEL GILBERTO TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM AGORA ON MAY 1 | NEW SINGLE “DEIXA” OUT NOW
[PIAS] Recordings is thrilled to announce the worldwide release of a stunning new album by the iconic ground-breaking Brazilian artist Bebel Gilberto entitled Agora (“Now”) on May 1st, 2020. This is Gilberto’s first new studio album in six years and was produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent). Agora will be available May 1st on CD & all digital formats and June 5th on vinyl – fans can pre-order Agora HERE.
Listen to Gilberto’s intoxicating new single “Deixa” below or HERE.
“I have gone through a lot while we were writing and recording this album. I lost my best friend, then six months later my Mom and then six months after that my Dad. It was very hard for me and still is,” says Bebel Gilberto. “I took a different approach with Agora, supported by the love and confidence I received from my long-time friend and producer of the album, Thomas Bartlett. Thomas trusted me – and let me be me. The album as a result is a little bit crazier, more mature and extremely sincere.”
World renowned and multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto has been enchanting fans and critics worldwide since her solo debut release in 1986. She catapulted onto the global music scene with a track on the celebrated compilation CD, RED HOT + RIO, followed by the worldwide success of her hit breakout album Tanto Tempo in 2000. The album featured her trademark electronic bossa nova, taking over clubs around the world and positioning Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists since the ’60s. Critically-acclaimed albums to follow included Bebel Gilberto (2004), on which she refined her sound to create an acoustic lounge style that showcased her strengths as a Brazilian composer, and Momento (Six Degrees 2007), which masterfully showcased her skills at fusing all her musical styles. Bebel’s 2009 Grammy-nominated album All in One (Verve), brought to forefront more of Bebel’s personality and love for organic rhythms. In 2014, Bebel Gilberto released a beautiful concert DVD called Bebel Gilberto in Rio in Brazil, featuring a superb live concert on the beaches of Rio. Returning to her trademark sultry Brazilian rhythms infused with electronic beats, Bebel followed up with the album Tudo, released in August 2014 on Sony to great media acclaim.
2 May | BRISTOL Fiddlers
4 May | LONDON La Linea (Southbank Centre)
6 May | DUBLIN National Concert Hall
7 May | CHELTENHAM Cheltenham Jazz Fest (Everyman Theatre)
9 May | BASEL Volkshaus
11 May | ROTTERDAM Bird
12 May | AMSTERDAM Paradiso
13 May | PARIS New Morning
15 May | VIGO Teatro Afundación
16 May | LISBOA Teatro Tivoli
18 May | SAN SEBASTIAN Teatro Victoria Eugenia
20 May | BARCELONA Barts
22 May | CASTELLÓN Auditori I Palau De Congressos De Castelló
23 May | ANDORRA Auditori Nacional D’ Andorra
27 Jun | MONTREAL Festival International De Jazz De Montréal (Théâtre Maisonneuve)