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.
“Can’t Keep My Plants Alive” is her latest single, and was produced and released by Eraserhood Sound. The song 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 keep your eyes on this exciting new artist, as there is more to come throughout 2023.