Brazilian Girls’ ‘Let’s Make Love’ Album Is A Rampage Of Romanticism

Made with electronics, pop, ballroom, new wave, & love

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Hopscotching from tropicalia to dance pop balladries, Brazilian Girls toy with the abstract identity of eros in their new album Let’s Make Love. Listening to the 13-track album feels like stepping into multiple affairs – whether that is with an individual (“Woman in the Red”), place (“Karaköy”), or even with the idea of love (“Pirates”). When it comes to its thematic richness, Brazilian Girls maintains an exquisite equilibrium between social consciousness and indulgence. In “Balla Balla,” the quartet keeps lyrics at minimum to allow the listeners to fully immerse into the moment and indulge in the spontaneous freedom of dance. On the other hand, “Wild Wild Web” abandons the starry-eyed romanticism and addresses contemporary social corruption. Let’s Make Love is not a traditional romantic record, but one that pushes the conceptual boundaries of ‘making love’ from a celebratory physical connection to standing against social oppression. Stream below:

Let’s Make Love is the follow up of the quartet’s Grammy-nominated record New York City, which came out back in 2008. Comprised of Didi Gutman (keyboards, vocls), Aaron Johnston (drums, percussions, vocals), Jesse Murphy (bass, vocals), and Sabina Sciubba (lead vocals, electronics), Brazilian Girls is coming back from a 10-year hiatus with the new record.

“Sabina kind of reinvented herself in the way that she sings on this record—she sounds a little bit like Elvis Presley,” shared Gutman. “Singing is just an extension of your way of communicating,” Sciubba adds, “and as a young girl you feel this need to be nice and polite, even in the form of creating. And then, as you get older, you just want to get straight to the point—you don’t want any bullshit. There’s a need to be more authentic.”

Stream/purchase Let’s Make Love here.

See the quartet live:

North America 2018 tour

5/5 – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

5/6 – Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA, USA)

5/9 – Bluebird Theater (Denver, CO, USA)

5/11 – August Hall (San Francisco, CA, USA)

5/12 – El Rey Theater (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Europe 2018 tour

6/12 – Rich Mix (London, UK)

6/13 – Point Ephémère (Paris, France)