“Sublime-voiced Latin prime mover continues to modernize Brazilian Pop.”
“São Paulo’s Céu brings her electronic zeal.” – Billboard
“APKA! integrates the creative lessons of all her previous outings and executes them boldly, in beautifully crafted artfully performed songs…with APKA! she sings from the future to reference the past and present in what currently amounts to Céu’s artistic manifesto.” – All Music
Latin GRAMMY award winning artist Céu will release her upcoming fifth studio album APKÁ! on June 26 in North America & Europe on Six Degrees Records.
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.