Today on Ecléctico you're listening to an ear-worm of a pop tune by Fernanda Abreu, a singer from Brazil. The 90s beat and the slinky guitar lead that swirls around it are paired well, and the electro vibes add to its moment in time. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article on 365 Brazilian Songs.
"Speed Racer" by Fernanda Abreu
1990 | Brazilian pop singer
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Fernanda Abreu has always enchanted me. I confess that, for many years, she became a kind of muse for me, with her magnetic presence, her serious look of a strong, determined woman, owner of her career and, above all, of herself.
One day, I was watching TV Cultura's Rehearsal program – or was it another attraction? – and I was inexplicably mesmerized by a simple song, “Speed Racer”. At the time, there was no easy access to the internet, so it fell to me, resignedly, to save the track name and try to hum part of the chorus later. Well, I just kept the name, and I didn't hear the play for years, written by Fernanda herself, plus producer Fábio Fonseca and Herbert Vianna. By the way, at that time, I was discovering Paralamic discography and maybe that's why “Speed Racer” caught my attention – like “Um Amor, Um Lugar”, the song seemed something like a “technical reserve” from the trio's repertoire, leaked to Fernanda's work, where it could flourish more vigorously.
- Read the whole article. It's in Portuguese, but you can translate it to English (or any language you prefer) online like I did.
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