May 12 2014
DC's Thievery Corporation recently released their seventh studio album entitled Saudade on their own label ESL Records.
Saudade borrows its title from a Portuguese word meaning “a longing for something or someone that is lost, a contented melancholy, or, simply, the presence of absence.” “Saudade is the essence or feeling of true bossa nova,” explains Hilton, who names “those warm, soulful, melancholic vocals” as one of the elements of bossa nova that’s most alluring to him. Drawing influence from classic Brazilian performers like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá—along with Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, and more modern artists like electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena—Saudadeachieves its delicate yet deeply sensuous sound with the help of more than a dozen guest musicians.
This week only, you can download their single "Depth of My Soul" featuring guest vocalist Shana Halligan.