The open road, the bohemian atmosphere, the existential mythology of travel-these were the visions the Brazilian singer CÃ©u had in mind while creating her latest album, Caravana Sereia Bloom. Numerous road trips from her SÃ£o Paulo home to Brazil’s Northeast proved to be the perfect inspiration for her new sonic adventure. Caravana Sereia Bloom is due out April 3 on Six Degrees Records.[youtube bPAaLAPvPRA nolink]
CÃ©u stretched her musical vocabulary by exploring a multitude of Latin American sounds and incorporating styles such as cumbia, lambadas, carÃmbos, bregas and guitarradas. As a result, Caravana Sereia Bloomis the Grammy/Latin Grammy-nominated singer’s boldest work to date. The album follows Vagarosa, which was deemed “the finest Brazilian album of the year” by The Guardian in 2009 and “international pop, but with strong American affinities” by The New YorkTimes.