7:00am

Sat March 29, 2014
Weekend Audition

Thievery Corporation Revisits An Old Love With 'Saudade'

In their latest, Thievery Corporation highlights what Eric Hilton and Rob Garza call "the essence of Bossa Nova." It is a word with no easy English equivalent, saudade.

Also the title of their forthcoming album, Saudade, holds the meaning in Portuguese of a loneliness or absence, a contented melancholy and longing. Hilton and Garza drew inspiration not only from Brazilian artists like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa and Luis Bonfa, but from electro-samba pioneer Isabelle Antena and Serge Gainsbourg of France and Italy's Ennino Morricone.

"Depth Of My Soul" features Shana Halligan, formerly of the band Bitter:Sweet. Give it a listen below:

Also joining Thievery Corporation on Saudade are five female vocalists, LouLou Ghelichkhani (who has musical history with the duo), American and Brazilian jazz/pop singer, Elin Malgarejo, Nouvelle Vague singer Karina Zeviani, and Argentine singer Natalia Clavier.

Saudade is out April 1, 2014.

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