Gabriel da Rosa Shares Video For “Bandidia”
Gabriel da Rosa plays traditional-inspired Brazilian bossa nova and samba with a contemporary edge. Today, he shares his single “Bandida” with a video directed by Eric Coleman. Bandida is an invitation into Gabriel da Rosa’s inner thoughts in times of solitude. The swooning bossa nova track came about from an idle night spent in, drinking wine and strumming his guitar. Gabriel says, “the wine and my guitar brought out some bitter-sweet thoughts – all day I’m surrounded by amazing people, real friends and acquaintances, but at the end of the day, I’m alone.” “Bandida” follows “Jasmin Parte 1” which is about enchanted feelings of first meeting someone, but having doubts about whether the connection will last. Growing up in rural southern Brazil with a radio DJ for a father, Gabriel was exposed to all kinds of music from his home country, but it wasn’t until he moved to L.A. that he began curating Brazilian records and DJing himself.
In L.A. he bonded with Stones Throw’s founder, artist and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, over their shared love of Brazilian music, and began writing his own bossa with collaborator Pedro Dom, a musician who’s worked with some of Brazil’s best internationally known artists (Seu Jorge, Rodrigo Amarante and Latin Grammy Award winner Ian Ramil).
His songs pay tribute to the greats of samba and bossa nova, with a modern edge. Sung in Portuguese, the autobiographical lyrics explore Gabriel’s rural childhood, his adventures traveling around the world, and the stories he’s picked up along the way.
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