18 Sep Luísa Sobral releases new single Para Ti
‘Para ti’ (For you) reached more than 2.5 million views on YouTube. It’s finally available on all digital platforms.
The song is part of the soundtrack of the famous Portuguese TV series ‘Golpe de Sorte’.
Luísa Sobral’s song ‘Para Ti’ has it’s unique path. Composed in 2016 and dedicated to the singer’s first child, the song was only available on YouTube where exceeded 2.5 million views. Despite not being included in any album, ‘Para Ti’ has been part of Luísa’s live repertoire easily becoming one of the most emotional moments of the concert.
The invitation to include the song in the soundtrack of the Portuguese TV series ‘Golpe de Sorte’, also brought the opportunity to finally release ‘Para Ti’ as a single, making it available on all digital stores and platforms.
In addition to the original theme, the single includes a version with new arrangements recorded live with the trio of horns (tuba, flugelhorn and french horn) that toured with Luísa Sobral the past 2 years supporting the last album ‘Rosa’.
Lauded far and wide as one of the most important composers and singers in a new generation of Portuguese artists, Luísa Sobral has achieved immense international success in her decade long career. Her debut LP ‘The Cherry On My Cake’ (2011) quickly went Platinum after many weeks topping the local charts, whilst follow up release ‘Lu-Pu-I-Pi-Sa-Pa’ (2014) received Gold with lead single ‘João’ playing its way into the hearts of millions of Portuguese listeners.
Sobral’s fourth, semi self-titled album ‘Luísa’ (2016) was a risky collaborative effort involving some of the scene’s most esteemed talent. Produced by renowned American producer Joe Henry and featuring seasoned jazz musicians and multi-instrumentalists Marc Ribot, Greg Leisz, Jay Bellerose, Patrick Warren, David Piltch and Levon Henry, the LP was immediately declared one of 2016’s best albums by a slew of Portuguese critics.
‘Rosa’ (2018) has been warmly received by national and international audiences and critics. Songlines magazine, a reference in what World Music is concerned, rated it 4 stars. Produced by the prestigious Catalan musician and producer Raul Refree – who also produced albuns for Sílvia Pèrez Cruz, Rosalía and Rocío Márquez, among others – ‘Rosa’ is an intimist album where Luísa travels new territories in her composition and arrangements. This new approach takes form in the original line up that has delighted audiences: voice and guitar are joined by a horn trio with tuba, french horn and flugelhorn.
Having performed at a multitude of festivals and events in over 15 countries including Austin’s SXSW, WOMADelaide, Barcelona Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, and a performance on Later… with Jools Holland, Luísa has garnered a mass of dedicated fans the world over. She has received two Globos de Ouro nominations (The Portuguese equivalent of The Golden Globes), and received a Commander of the Order of Merit from the Portuguese President together with her brother, after becoming the first first-ever Portuguese act to win the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with her career defining composition ‘Amar pelos Dois’. She regularly composes for artists such as Ana Moura, António Zambujo, Mayra Andrade, Salvador Sobral, Italian singer Tosca, among others.
A new album and a new tour is promised for 2021.