Singer-songwriter Bea Carneiro is back with the release of her first track from her long-awaited debut EP. Entitled “Me Faz Mergulhar”, the song, which features Venâncio, mixes the styles of new MPB, pop and rap, providing an immersive and experimental experience for listeners. The track features an engaging love song narrative, accompanied by a musical base that combines acoustic guitar, guitar, keyboard and spatial elements such as synthesizers and bird sounds. The EP, titled “Introspectivo Amor”, is set to be released on July 28th and promises to bring compositions inspired by the artist’s love experiences.
Bea Carneiro shares that the creative process for this track was a challenge, as unlike her usual compositions, this time she needed to develop the music based on the guitar. The singer is excited about this new project and reveals that the entire EP was inspired by her recent love experiences, indicating an even greater opening of her heart in her art.
Immersed in art since childhood, Bea Carneiro found in music a form of expression that makes her feel alive. With the proposal to bring a more alternative reading to the new MPB, the young promise works alongside the independent record label Sirius Lab Studio to present melancholy, yet engaging compositions, inspired by influences such as Gilson and Liniker. At the age of 25, Bea has already conquered her space in the music scene, and her debut EP promises to consolidate her trajectory as one of the promising voices of the new generation of MPB.
How was the production process for the track “Me Faz Mergulhar” and what was it like working with Venâncio?
It was difficult, I had many obstacles. I fell down the stairs, twisted my foot and had to be immobilized for 2 weeks. Do you think that stopped me? Not even. There at Studio do Vena, there are a few stairs, I went on crutches and recorded everything. Working with Venâncio is great, he is super patient and listens to all suggestions. Throughout the process we became great friends.
What is the inspiration behind the EP “Introspectivo Amor” and what can listeners expect from the project?
My idea was actually to do something more political and social. However, I was coming out of a troubled relationship. I realized that I would be lying if I spoke of anything else. I saw at the Óraculo that I was going to do a catharsis and that I was going to untangle all the feelings that were trapped. That’s when I started Introspective Love, which is a deep and personal way to see how I react to love and what that love usually does to me.
The main track “Stay a little longer” was my third composition in life, I wrote it when I was 19. I noticed that I reacted to love with a lot of emotional dependence. The tracks “Me faz dive” and “Me inventa” were compositions based on my last relationship. How much can I love unconditionally and when the other can only love what he invents from me. Listeners can expect a luscious, reflective sound to listen to. And look, the songs are pretty addictive.
How did your experience in recent relationships influence the EP’s compositions?
It influenced a lot! All my relationships have had the advantage of teaching me a little bit about everything. Both about me and about the people I related to.
How would you describe the musical style and sound you bring to the new MPB?
I grew up listening to MPB, it was part of my childhood. For you to have an idea, at the age of 4 I put Renato Russo’s CD in Italian to listen to. And that’s what I want to do, to mix this footprint of the new mpb and other styles like r&b and pop, with some references from traditional mpb and make an experimental sound, with my identity. I try to bring this mixture of beat and organic sound too, to bring more movement, agitation and different dynamics to the tracks.
What are the main messages you want to convey through your songs?
I want people to stop running away from their ghosts, seek help and therapy to understand better. And, we need to deal with these expectations that we create of the other, and the expectation that the other creates of us. /self advice. I will always treat a lot about self-analysis, self-care and self-love. That’s the message I want to get across.
How do you see the importance of art and music in your life?
Art and music were the biggest moving factor in my life. They told me that I should seek to understand Faith, that’s when I discovered that Faith is the opposite of fear. I can’t be afraid to be me, so I needed to go after what I love, which is art and music, what moves me.
Who are your main musical influences and how do they shape your identity as an artist?
Ana Carolina, Milton Nascimento, Marisa Monte, Adriana Calcanhoto and Rita Lee are my main influences. They inspire me in compositions and sounds. But bringing a little to the current sound, I think Marina Sena, MC Tha and the whole female rap scene are devonic. I wanted to take the opportunity to send a kiss here to Mc Carol and say that I am a big fan of hers.
How has the public reception of your work been so far?
It’s been very good, I’m very happy that a lot of people are identifying. Since “Fantasmas” I’ve been getting great feedback that makes my heart warm.
What are your future music career plans after the release of the EP?
Wow, I’m full of energy and ideas. I already want to start a new band building, preparation for presentations and many more. And of course, I’m already thinking about new sounds. I’m very excited!
How do you see the scenario of the new MPB currently and what is your role in this context?
Hard question. But I honestly like the current scenario, voices like Luedji Luna and Luiza Lian make the scene even stronger and hotter. I’m new to this new MPB scene. I take inspiration from music I grew up listening to and mix it with current sounds that are part of my everyday life. With the intention of leaving the work with a young, modern tone and with my face!
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