Charlotte Dos Santos has released single “Hello Hello” and announced her debut album Morfo that is due out October 14th via Because Music. The single “Hello Hello” reflects on a toxic relationship, recalling the good and the bad times, and it is accompanied by a Margot Bowman-directed video. “Hello Hello” follows the release of “Patience” and “Away From You”.
Growing up with a Brazilian father and Norwegian mother, Dos Santos encountered many musical genres and Morfo draws on that “rich archive”, and approaches universal themes like partnership, trust, and betrayal.
On the album, Dos Santos also interpolates Brazilian composer Edu Lobo’s “O Açoite Bateu” on “Filha Do Sol”, with a harmonizing chorus in Portuguese, which is a direct homage to Brazil and her lineage.
Dos Santos comments:
MORFO is a sonic tale about transformation, about love and pain. It’s a playful journey through my deepest inner thoughts combined with elements of music I admire, such as Soul, R&B, Funk, MBP/Samba and Classical. I am a child of the world, born in two cultures and on this album I am digging deeper into my ancestral roots and into my consciousness.
The album title and artwork also connects to Brazil via the iridescent Blue Morpho butterfly native to the Amazon forest. Dos Santos collaborates with Josh Crocker (Kali Uchis, Celeste) and his Ivor Novello-nominated Gotts Street Park bandmate Tom Henry (Mabel, Rosie Lowe) on the album.
CHARLOTTE DOS SANTOS LIVE DATES:
6/4/2022 – World Island Presents – Leeds, UK
6/5/2022 – Cross The Tracks – London, UK
7/12/2022 – Gent Jazz Festival – Gent, BE
7/16/2022 – Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park Bandstand – NYC, US
8/13/2022 – Øya Festival – Oslo, NO