Mona Gadêlha

Mona Gadêlha

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Mona Gadêlha writes her own compositions on her debut solo album. Exploring rock, blues, ballads, and reggae, Gadêlha struggles to keep her language as non-commercial as possible, avoiding the newest electronic trends of the market or some forged sensuality (the exception is the "Cinema Noir Remix"). Instead, she depends on the band format, delivering her simple songs in a straightforward way, exposing her credo in "Identidade Secreta." Committed to unconventional thinking, she devotes songs like "Cinema Noir" to debate the necessity of social changes. "Ingazeiras" (Ednardo) is a good re-recording of the beautiful and expressive song, while "Cor de Sonho" instills some bitter romanticism in a folk ballad. A capable contemporary singer who will certainly appeal to those who appreciate the genre.