Mombojó and Laetitia Sadier Reunite For Collaborative EP10 May, 2016
After working together for a track on their last album Alexandre, Pernambuco group Mombojó have once again teamed up with French singer Laetitia Sadier – best known as the lead vocalist for Stereolab – for what will be an EP called Summer Long.
The EP will contain four tracks sung in a mixture of English, Portuguese and French. The first of these tracks, the English-language “Power Of Touch”, is now available via the band’s YouTube channel. Mombojó formed in Recife in 2001, releasing their first album Nadadenovo in 2004. Alexandre, which was released in 2014 is their fifth album in a career that has seen them establish themselves as one of the most imaginative bands to come out of Pernambuco in the north-east of Brazil, adept at fusing pop, electro, MPB and indie-rock influence while adding their own personalities to everything they do.
Speaking about the collaboration with Sadier (who has previously worked with artists including Blur, Common, Tyler, the Creator and The High Llamas) Mombojó’s Chiquinho said “Sabe o que é ter a pessoa que mais nos influenciou como banda gravando um disco conosco, na nossa casa, em Recife?” (“Do you know what it’s like to have the person who has most influenced us as a band, recording an album with us, in our house, in Recife?”)
The Summer Long EP will be released soon. You can watch a documentary about the making of the EP (in Portuguese) on YouTube. More information about Momobojó at mombojo.com.br.
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