About

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Since relocating to New York from Rio de Janeiro nearly 4 years ago, Brazilian-American singer Alexia Bomtempo has fully embraced, challenged, and redefined the Northern half of her American artistic roots. Equally comfortable wandering amidst hazy memory-inducing soundscapes as she is in delivering flowing melodies influenced by her beachside upbringing in Rio de Janeiro, Alexia is an artist of multiple worlds. Her sound is individual and confidently feminine, and her songs embrace the raw emotion and sensitivity of great film scores. The lyrics evoke the grit and honesty of American and British rock and blues, along with the exploratory spirit of Tropicalia. In 2008, she began touring throughout Brazil, Japan and the U.S in support of her debut release Astrolábio (EMI Brazil), and her 2012 English language tribute to the legendary Caetano Veloso, I Just Happen to Be Here (Biscoito Fino). Alexia’s new record Chasing Storms and Stars is available September 22, 2017, and was co-produced by the Grammy-nominated David Boyle (Patty Griffin, Trixie Whitley) and industry veteran Jake Owen (Augustana, Forró in the Dark, DO Sounds). Critics are raving about Bomtempo and the first single 'I Thought About You':

 

“One can hear Bomtempo’s Brazilian influences in the soft rhythmic percussions and subtle melody that floats from your ears down to your fingers and into your toes.”

-Culture Collide

 

“I Thought About You” [is] a deeply poignant meditation on lost love, broken dreams and the soul-searching confusion that comes with revisiting those memories.”

-BlackBook Magazine

 

“Befitting Bomtempo’s diverse set of musical influences, the song [“I Thought About You”] skillfully combines elements of pop, blues, and adult contemporary with a noticeable undercurrent of South American rhythm.”

-AXS

 

I Just Happen to Be Here,” [is] an ingeniously produced, lucidly performed, and hauntingly beautiful collection… [a] bright reinterpreter.”

-The Village Voice