I’ve written before on the musical clout of Cape Verde.
This is something slightly different – more R’n’B influenced. There is, however, still a strong flavour to this outside of what you might expect Portuguese R’n’B to sound like.
Perhaps its the percussion, like a cloud of walnuts bouncing of a door. The heavy, insistent stabs of the sub bass?
Mayra Andrade’s accent, maybe. I don’t speak Portuguese but she definitely has a pleasing cadence, different from Brazilian or Portuguese singers.
In any case, the finished product is very easy on the ear, with a decadent smattering of piano and guitar licks to add colour.
The song was released in 2019, on the excellent Manga.