An essential voice in the landscape of contemporary Portuguese singer-songwriting music, Maria has just made a safe and very important step towards the affirmation of her art having released her first solo album last year (Chove Na Sala, Água Nos Olhos), after a long militancy with her sister in the band Pega Monstro. Song by song, she drifted away from rock to a territory where pop music is used to cure her malaise and bless what life throws in her direction.
It is an immaculate album made up of seven songs capable of hammering memories to the floor with a lyricism as real as allusive and melodies that last in their sweetness or in a certain bitterness that makes everything more vivid and tangible. “Chove Na Sala, Água Nos Olhos” is as firmly independent as communal in its calling. Maria will be presenting her music solo but in the company of a string trio, proving that these songs are very capable of speaking for themselves.