Her self-titled album has been out elsewhere for a couple of years now, and yesterday, CéU hit stores in the U.S. In keeping with the electro-jazz trend that artists such as Bebel Gilberto and Cibelle successfully imported, CéU and her band fuse jazz, electronic music, and diverse rhythms to create unique grooves. Not that any of that is necessary; her voice alone is enough to hold an audience. The impossibly sexy songstress is supporting the release with live dates, including one this coming Saturday at the National Geographic Society Headquarters. According to the NG website,
CéU's unique sound combines Afro-beat, soul, and electro-jazz with a voice of unforgettable beauty. Born into a musical family in the artistically diverse city of São Paulo, she decided to become a singer at the age of 15, pursued music studies in lieu of a college education, and developed into a composer of great complexity as well as popular appeal. A sensation in both Brazil and France, she was nominated for a 2006 Latin Grammy Award as the Best New Artist.
CéU - Lenda (mp3)
CéU - Concrete Jungle (mp3)
Let CéU delight you.
Treat yourself to a drink and watch this: