"Saudade é Pouco" is the song that anticipates Anna Setton's upcoming new album “O Futuro é Mais Bonito” (The Future is More Beautiful), due to be released worldwide by Galileo Music, next January.
"Saudade é Pouco", available on all digital platforms on November 10th.
"Saudade is not enough" she sings, "for everything that comes out / inside my chest / warmth that brings me / saudade is little / fleeting word / mystery, desire / the miss it makes."
It makes sense for Anna to sing of “Saudade” (the Portuguese word meaning a king of longing), now that she has settled in Portugal for the new stage of her career. But her new work, even so, is totally "made in Brazil", as the singer headed to Recife to work with great local talents of the new generation including Barro, producer and author of these words, or Ed Staudinger and Juliano Holanda who are also on the songwriting credits.
Anna Setton is an artist, singer-songwriter and instrumentalist from São Paulo, trained on the most interesting side of MPB: she moulded her voice singing in the clubs of São Paulo, travelled the world accompanying the enormous Toquinho, collaborated with Omara Portuondo, Sadao Watanabe, Mestrinho, among many other current musicians. A journey that gave her the right balance to make her debut solo album in 2018, with a homonymous record that underlined her obvious talent. Pandemic inspired her to pick up the guitar and do weekly live shows where she would give her voice to the great treasures of Brazilian popular song. This discipline led her to produce Onde Mora meu Coração, an album of accurate versions which includes, for example, the beautiful "Morena Bonita", by Toninho Horta.
Anna recorded this new album in Recife, letting, as she explains, the songs choose her. When she heard the basic idea of "Saudade é Pouco" she knew that the song belonged to her, perhaps because she already carries that longing from one side of the ocean to the other. Over modern and subtle production, Anna sounds playful, charged with light, transparent, with her voice positioning itself right in the centre of the song, as it should be. The theme, explains the artist, is a xote, a Brazilian rhythm and was inspired by Dominguinhos, a master of the genre. Alongside her are Barro, on guitar and guitar solo, on bass, synthesizer and programming is Guilherme Assis, on accordion is Karol Maciel and on drums Ricardo Fraga, all recorded at Zelo studio, in Recife, between July and September 2022. A song as full of Brazil as of the world, as happy as it is sweetly melancholic. Anna Setton has already sung classics from other times. Now she offers her soul and voice to the future.