Herbert Vianna

O Som Do Sim

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In his new solo album, Herbert Vianna, with several guest stars, mixes several concepts and takes several musical directions. Violence and society, existentialism, and man/woman relationship are discussed in the lyrics, while the music ranges from rock to trad bossa. The album opens with "O Muro." In its gloomy overtones, the song talks about violence and the puzzled society. "História de Uma Bala," delivered with the help of Fernanda Abreu, keeps the dark tone and the focus on unreasonable death by bullets. The sunny folk ballad "Vamos Viver," shared with funk singer Sandra de Sá, has a proclamation for peace and love. "Partir, Andar," a new bossa with Zélia Duncan and arrangements by Eumir Deodato, abandons the previous path to talk about taking the road and leaving an old lover behind. "Mr. Scarecrow," with Cássia Eller, has a more aggressive rock groove and English lyrics. "Hoje Canções" has traditional bossa in the partnership with Paulo Sérgio Valle and the unsuspected Nana Caymmi, along with Valle himself in the arrangements, piano, and backing vocals, marking a turn in the album's concept, where the focus is the individual mind. "A Mais," written with Pedro Luís, has Fernanda Takai (Pato Fu) and keeps the self-concerned approach. "Inbetween Days" (Robert Smith), with Erika Martins, goes on with new bossa and individual inquisitions. The blues-influenced "Um Truque" (with bossa and Jovem Guarda touches) introduces the man/woman relationship. "Une Chanson Triste," shared with Daúde, has depressive overtones and lyrics talking about death.

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