21 Oct Luísa Sobral presents ‘DanSando’, her sixth album of originals
Luísa Sobral is back with “DanSando”. The new album was produced by Latin Grammy winner Tó Brandileone and features a more pop aesthetic, with songs that inspire daily life with intimacy and hope.
Luísa Sobral finally opens the doors to the solar pop of “DanSando”, her brand new album. Exploring a more pop aesthetic than its predecessors, but without ever losing its jazz tones, the new album is filled with 11 original songs, guided by the need to sing about love. “DanSando” is an album that Luísa admits “that she has wanted to make for a long time: happier and sunnier, an ode to life”.
Recorded between Lisbon (Portugal) and São Paulo (Brazil), “DanSando” can already be purchased at Luísa’s Official Online Store and, as of this Friday, it will also be made available on all digital platforms. Simultaneously with the Portuguese release, the album is also being physically distributed in Japan and, at the end of November, in Germany, country that will integrate the album’s international tour, to be announced very soon.
Considered one of the most important singer-songwriters of the new generation of Portuguese musicians, Luísa Sobral made her debut in 2011 with ‘The Cherry on My Cake’, which was followed by ‘There’s A Flower In My Bedroom’ (2013), with guests such as Jamie Cullum, ‘Lu-Pu-I-Pi-Sa-Pa’ (2014) and ‘Luísa’ (2016), produced by Joe Henry (Madonna, Elvis Costello). ‘Rosa’, produced by Raul Refree (Silvia Pères Cruz, Rosalía, Rocío Márquez) arrived in 2018.
Her songwriting facet stood out over the years, composing for artists such as Ana Moura, António Zambujo, Mayra Andrade, among many others. In 2017, Luísa wrote ‘Amar Pelos Dois’, which she handed to her brother, Salvador Sobral, to interpret. The fraternal partnership was a resounding success, with Portugal achieving its first victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.
It is also to her passion for songwriting and words arranged in songs, that Luísa Sobral pays tribute with “DanSando”, her urgent celebration of love in times of war.
LUÍSA SOBRAL Lyrics and Music
TÓ BRANDILEONE Production
RICARDO MOSCA Mixing
CARLOS FREITAS Mastering
RICARDO FERNANDES Voice Recording
JOÃO CUNHA Voice (“Não foi tu”)
ANTÓNIO QUINTINO Double Bass (“Maria Feliz”, “O Quadro que Pintei”, “Há Guerra”)
ANTÓNIO LOUREIRO Drums (“Festa Antecipada”, “Gosto de Ti”, “Há Guerra”, “Quero falar de Amor”)
MARIA BERALDO Clarinet (“Festa Antecipada” and “Amo Como Eu Sei”)
JOÃO SALCEDO Accordion (“Festa Antecipada”)
QUARTETO DA CIDADE Strings
Betina Stegmann, Marcelo Jaffé, Nelson Rios, Rafael Cesário
TÓ BRANDILEONE Voice (“O Nosso Amor É”) and all other instruments
PHOTOGRAPHY Ana Paganini
ARTWORK Camila Beirão
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Locomotiva Azul
RECORDED between Lisbon and São Paulo from March to June 2022