Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Thiago Nassif made big waves with his last album, 2016’s Três, and he’s ready to release a follow-up later this year. Entitled Mente, the record is slated for a July 3rd release through Gearbox Records. As with his previous record, it was co-produced by Arto Lindsay and it sees Nassif continue to explore various influences, such as no-wave, electronic music, Tropicalismo, jazz and rock.
Mente has a double meaning in Portuguese, translating as mind and lying. “I chose this name mainly because Portuguese is the only language that connects these two semantic possibilities: thinking and lying,”, Nassif explained. “And also because now we are living this post-truth political era, where Brazil is at the top of the charts in these matters right now.”
For a taste of what to expect, check out his lead single, ‘Soar Estranho’, sung both in Portuguese and in English. Here it is.