Tuesday, January 17, 2017

One More Reason: Deolinda and "Não Tenho Mais Razões"

Portuguese band Deolinda brings us today's random tune, called Não Tenho Mais Razões. Deolinda was formed in 2006 when the brothers Pedro da Silva Martins and Luis José Martins asked their cousin Ana Bacalhau to sing on a few songs they had written. Realizing that Bacalhau's voice fit perfectly with their songs, they created Deolinda and rounded out the band with her husband José Pedro Leitã. The band's style is inspired by fado, but they have made numerous departures from the form. While fado utilizes Portuguese guitar, Deolinda does not. Deolinda's songs often contain social criticism, and can be lively, upbeat, ironic and humorous which does not fit the usual melancholy style of fado either. Fado performers often dress in black when performing, but Deolinda does not. In their flouting of convention they are helping define a post-fado or neo-fado style. Não Tenho Mais Razões is from their 2010 release Dois Selos e Um Carimbo.