Luiza Lian - Eu Estou Aqui - Out Now!

The Brazilian artist is about to release her new album and paves the way with a manifesto about presence.

After releasing the brazilian acclaimed "Azul Moderno", Winner of the "Best Album of the Year" award from the prestigious Brazilian critics' prize "APCA" and TV prize "Multishow" (best record) among others and listed in Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 albums of the year. Luiza Lian is back with an album composed in 2019 that speaks a lot about the moment we have been experiencing since 2020. The shock and trauma we have gone through in these years resonate deeply with the theme of the new album, which was meticulously worked on by Luiza and her producer, Charles Tixier, throughout this turbulent period we are going through. Unlike the previous album, this new one, titled "7 Estrelas | Quem Arrancou o Céu," the fourth album by the São Paulo artist, is a work conceived and created solely by the two of them, without external collaborations (with the exception of one song). And the first step in this new journey is "Eu Estou Aqui" (I Am Here).

"Eu Estou Aqui", the opening single that paves the way for Luiza Lian's new album, a spoken word song with influences ranging from Brazilian jazz to Andean folklore, with references to Jorge Ben Jor and Manu Chao. A track that, through deep layers of samples, reflects on the crisis of presence and the lack of certainties that the rapid transformations of the world, climate destruction, and times of polarization and war bring to the contemporary human being. The music manages to be both a political and spiritual act, a manifesto and a questioning of presence in our times. Thus, it is the manifesto of a Brazilian artist facing the dismantling of humanity in modern times.

The first single marks the moment when the album becomes less synthetic and more organic, with Luiza returning to her spoken poetry, raising questions that sound as absurd as they are unanswered ("Where is the end of the world? What time does the future arrive? How high is this wall?"), while also paying homage to Ataulfo Alves by singing "Morre o homem, fica o drama" (The man dies, the drama remains) instead of "fica a fama" (fame remains), as in the original samba.

"I feel that this song is like a manifesto about the album and also about the importance of presence and the lack of presence," explains the singer and songwriter, emphasizing that the new album also addresses this virtual and plastic era we currently live in. "It's the moment to say 'I exist,' despite the world coming to an end, despite people being lost in their mirrors, we are still here, we still live and die, the mystery remains a mystery, life and death with their gift and disorientation." And this is only the first step of the new album.

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