Mariza is simply Mariza - unique, expressive, original. Consequently, her new seventh studio album has the simple but apt title "MARIZA" . On the one hand, because her voice and her genre-spanning talent never locked in common drawers. On the other hand, because you can not expect less from Mariza than Mariza.
Accordingly, it seems only logical that she sends her new album not just one, but two singles ahead. In the classic "Trigueirinha", Mariza is the earthy Fado singer, who prancingly expands the spectrum of the traditional Fado tune with a tropical breeze - including tasty-sounding bass and percussion. In "Quem Me Dera" she can be heard as a subtle interpreter of a poignant acoustic ballad.
The Fadista and the sentimental ballad singer add up to one and the same Mariza. They reflect facets of the Mariza, which became a worldwide phenomenon with their debut album Fado em Mim 2001, actually 17 years ago. They belong to the Mariza, which for the first time has sung and recorded their own text in the play "Oração" for "MARIZA" . They are part of the Mariza, which has shown tremendous growth over the course of five studio albums, three live recordings and a Greatest Hits compilation. Each and every one of her many concert tours, every performance, every new experience, every award and title she has received - for Mariza, every aspect of her career has remained a lesson. She has always remained true to herself. Every phrasing, every note is filled with her, because Mariza sings because she has to sing because her voice and she are one. That's Fado. And that's why Mariza is Fado - no matter what she sings.
What she sings on "MARIZA" is a seductive blend of tradition and modernity, past and future. Jorge Fernando, Mário Pacheco and Tiago Machado, who have worked with Mariza since their early days, contributed songs to the album. Stars of urban music and African music like Matias Damásio or Héber Marques did the same for long-time collaborators, alongside pop singer-songwriter Carolina Deslandes. It will be accompanied by old friends like José Manuel Nateo, Portuguese guitar virtuoso, flamenco and jazz guitarist Pedro Jóia, Jaques Morelenbaum, cello virtuoso from Brazil, and producer Javier Limón, who is collaborating with Mariza for the third time.
Above all else, above everything else, is the voice: Matured, more expressive, engaging, more informal in any context. You can already recognize this voice in the first note and in the first chorus you will feel its seductive power, which has carried away at the latest at the end of a song. It only gives this voice once. It is Mariza's voice - filled, experienced, unique, "MARIZA" .
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