I am very happy to announce the release of Monday Michiru‘s latest project, ‘Brasilified‘.
Working with Monday has been a unique experience and I feel honored to be the producer of this record.
I’d like to tell you how wonderful it has been to work on this album, Monday is an incredible writer, singer, musician and artist all around and has a deep understanding of the meaning of working with others, making this record was making music at its best!
None of this could have happened without this super team: Masa Shimizu (guitars and bass), Itaiguara Brandão (guitars and bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums and percussion), Alex Sipiagin – who did a terrific job arranging the horns and playing trumpet and flugelhorn- , Seamus Blake on sax and master Dave Darlington at the mixing board.
I have written two songs for Brasilified, and here goes a special mention to my long-time and über-talented friend Zé Luis Oliveira, with whom I co-wrote ‘Things I Say’, one of the songs in the album. Zé Luis is a terrific musician, producer and composer who has worked with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Cazuza, Gal Costa and many other incredible artists.
Brasilified is released by Billboard Records and Celebrate (Parabens) – one of the songs from the album – is already climbing the Tokyo Hot 100 chart in Japan. Go Monday!
Here’s a very nice short film about the making of Brasilified. Check it out!