Céu Performing @ City Winery Chicago
Brazilian singer, songwriter Céu is excited to return to the United States this summer for her 2022 North American Tour! Kicking off this July, it will be her first time back since 2016. Since her last visit, the renowned artist has won 3 GRAMMYs, and released 2 stunning records, including the newest album Um Gosto de Sol.
Um Gosto de Sol is her first covers album that features 14 beautiful renditions of classic Brazilian songs and international classics remade and crafted by the Latin GRAMMY Award winner. It is an ode to her roots back when she was living in New York in 1998. Back then she divided her time between a music course – the reason why she had left Brazil – and various jobs such as a cleaner, coat-check attendant, and waitress, to help pay for her rent. During that time she focused on cover songs, singing someone else’s repertoire was her first lesson – it guided her to find her own musicality – and, in the end, it was what gave her the fundamental tools to discover her place as a composer.
It has been fifteen years now since her debut self-titled album was released in the United States, and after five original albums, Um Gosto de Sol is the first album in which Céu is only a performer, giving voice to a dozen songs written by her favorite musicians and songwriters. Something she always wanted to do and finally had the time as a result of the pandemic’s impact on the artist’s life.