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Recorded mostly at Le Manoir studios, in the south of France, in early January 2021, bpm is the first album composed entirely by Salvador, along with his inseparable partner Leo Aldrey.
The bpm songs arise from an initial concept developed during a retreat in the south of Portugal, in which Leo and Salvador elaborated the compositional skeleton of the album, which contains 9 songs in Portuguese, 2 in English and 2 in Spanish, demonstrating again the versatility of Salvador and the global vocation of his work. Together with the rhythmic base that has accompanied him since his first album, André Rosinha (double bass) and Bruno Pedroso (drums), Salvador has added several new elements to his line-up to this project: André Santos, who plays guitars and Abe Rábade on piano, along with Leo Aldrey who also participates with keyboards and effects.
The first advance that presents this new work, “sangue do meu sangue”, is accompanied by a video in which Salvador was subjected to natural phenomena that symbolize the passage of time, which he stoically resisted while playing the piano and singing. “When I sent the lyrics of “sangue do meu sangue” to Leo (producer and co-author of the songs), still in the album creation stage, I received in 24 hours an absolutely perfect melodic and harmonic structure, in my opinion the best marriage of lyrics and music of the album”.
Salvador Sobral is one of the most international Portuguese artists today, thanks to his resounding triumph in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with a song composed by his sister Luisa Sobral, which also achieved the highest score in the history of the festival. He lived in the United States and also in Spain, in Mallorca and Barcelona, where he studied at the prestigious Taller de Musics school. During that period he created several projects and discovered his musical identity. In 2016, he released his first solo album, Excuse me and in March 2019, after his triumph at Eurovision, he released his second album, Paris, Lisbon, on which Salvador sang in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and with which made an extensive tour throughout Europe. Along with his solo work, he has developed numerous projects that extend to other musical universes and from different origins: Noko Woi, Alexandre Search, Mutrama, Alma Nuestra, Quinta das Canções and, more recently, Salvador Sobral sings Brel.