NEW SINGLE “Forçar o Verão” IS OUT TODAY ON SIX DEGREES RECORDS
FROM UPCOMING ALBUM APKÁ!
OUT JUNE 26 IN NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE
Latin GRAMMY award winning artist Céu just dropped her new single “Forçar o Verão”, from her upcoming fifth studio album APKÁ! The full length album is out June 26 in North America & Europe on Six Degrees Records.
Céu states about the single, “‘Forçar o Verão’ is a song to help us think about how we behave. We Brazilians have a short memory and a certain passivity, which is also part of our appeal — this receptivity, this human warmth, this wonder is part of who we are.
But at the same time, in such dark times of corruption, we need to remember what has been done & what has been said in the past.
I wanted to reflect on all of that that. It’s not just about our human warmth. We have a lot of problems happening in Brazil. Very serious problems. Let’s face that our beaches are polluted with oil and that there’s veiled racism. Let’s look at what’s happening.
It’s my protest song from the album.”
APKÁ! (with capital letters and an exclamation point), the fifth album from São Paulo’s Céu, consolidates the journey of the singer and composer’s career up to this point. A hot, minimalist record, which brings together sonic, thematic, musical and conceptual extremes, the new album reveals an artist passing through the musical trips made on previous records while eventually leaving her chrysalis, transformed into a new composer and interpreter, ready to start a new phase of her career.
The album’s title comes from Céu’s youngest child Antonino, a word shouted by the one year old to express complete satisfaction. Smiling & happy, Céu’s son with producer and drummer Pupillo, shouts the strange, made-up word to show that he is happy with everything from a meal to a game. It’s a mixture of excitement and gratitude. In its own way, APKÁ! does just that – in the form of music.
APKÁ! features the same team that worked on Céu’s celebrated previous studio album Tropix. French musician Hervé Salters, from the band General Elektriks, repeats his role as co-producer and keyboardist, as well as long-time bassist and faithful accomplice Lucas Martins and Pupillo on drums, programming and co-production. Guitarist Pedro Sá, completes the quartet that accompanies Céu on almost all of the new album’s tracks.