Alici is a singer and multi-instrumentalist currently living in New York City, but she wants you to know that her heart, and her ear, are firmly located in her home country of Brazil. She was born and raised in the Belo Horizonte, and safe to say the city’s sights, sounds, and essence left a lasting impression on her. Alici has made it her mission to spread bossa nova, the iconic musical language created in Brazil in the 1950s, to a new generation of music fans in America and around the world. Having been raised on the vinyl of Gal Costa, Tim Maia, Evinha and more, she is now creating a sound both timeless and forward thinking.
On her debut 7” Frutas / Can’t Keep My Plants Alive, which features analog production from Philadelphia’s Eraserhood Sound, Alici showcases the unique, soulful, bossa-influenced guitar style she has been developing her entire life. On the A side "Frutas,"Alici’s intoxicating voice glides effortlessly over a pulsating groove, as she sings in her native Portuguese about the beauty of life. A lush string arrangement takes “Frutas” to epic heights, while splashes of Brazilian percussion keep the momentum constantly driving forward. On the flip side, "Can't Keep My Plants Alive" is a slinky yet confident strutter replete with bossa nova rhythms and shimmering synths. In the outro, the percussion lifts the groove to new heights, and a fuzz guitar solo takes the party all the way home. All the while, Alici uses her smokey, sultry voice to paint simple yet powerful portraits of what it means to be young and finding one’s way in modern times. Be sure to grab a copy of this timeless 7" today.