Céu Takes Pop Songcraft Through A Kaleidoscope Of Fresh Beats And Sonic Textures On Tropix, Out March 25 On Six Degrees Records
GRAMMY And Latin GRAMMY Nominee Forges Bold, Seductive New Sound With Help Of Producers Herve Salters (General Elektriks) And Pupillo (Naçao Zumbi)
Billboard Premieres Video For First Single “Perfume Do Invisível” – Watch Here
March 1, 2016 - “I am going back to the beats.” That was international star and GRAMMY/Latin GRAMMY nominee Céu’s edict when she went into the studio to create her fourth album Tropix, out March 25th on Six Degrees Records. With the help of producers Herve Salters, the French electronics whiz who records under the name General Elektriks, and Pupillo, drummer for the legendary Brazilian band Naçao Zumbi and one of the most in demand producers in Brazil today, Céu let the beats guide her to a bold, seductive new sound on Tropix. Electronic beats and live drums mix with hazy sonic textures to create the backbone for the deeply melodic tracks – at once some of the most adventurous and pop friendly songs Céu has written to date.
“Working with Salters and Pupillo was a dream come true,” says Céu. They were able to translate her vision into reality with Tropix, which she says is a combination of ‘tropical’ and ‘pixel.’ “Somehow the pixel became a inspiration,” Céu says. “A pixel is a small part of a big thing—defragmentation as a concept. That’s also why the album has a lot of arpeggiator keyboard, to capture that sound.”
The album opens with first single “Perfume Do Invisível.” Distant echoes of synthesizer and muffled drums provide the bed for Céu’s magnetic vocals, before a thumping bass line and angelic backing vocals take the track into a deeply grooving chorus. “A Menina E O Monstro” utilizes an off-kilter rhythm and stabs of gnarled electric guitar to provide a counterpoint to the lilting melody and Céu’s supple vocal delivery. Washes of synths and an insistent drumbeat give “Chico Buarque Song” a laid back start, until fuzz guitar swells into the songs driving chorus. Disco strings and wah wah guitar blend with rubbery bass on“A Nave Vai,” one of the most immediate tracks on Tropix.
Céu and a revamped band will be touring North America in June, dates coming soon.
For more information on Céu, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.