Maceió, the capital of Brazil’s Alagoas state on its sprawling east-coast, is home to pastel coloured colonial houses, white sand beaches and a brilliant young composer, poet and multi-instrumentalist named Bruno Berle.
With a voice of pure gold and a startling sensitivity for heartfelt pop songwriting, on No Reino Dos Afetos (In the Realm of Affections), Berle firmly embraces earnestness, through starry-eyed Brazilian love songs, ambient vignettes, warm, home-cooked beats and gentle strokes of MPB genius.
“It’s an album that was built from my desire to find beauty”, Berle explains - his simple, graceful words mirroring the graceful simplicity in his music. But amongst the simplicity, the compositions, arrangements and productions on No Reino Dos Afetos tingle with nuance and detail.
Listen to lead single "Quero Dizer" - produced by Berle and longtime friend and collaborator Batata Boy - and pre-order No Reino Dos Afetos on vinyl LP, CD and digital, ahead of the album's 1st July 2022 release.
1. Até Meu Violão
2. Quero Dizer
3. Guardo Em Tuas Mãos
4. Beat 1
5. O Nome Do Meu Amor
6. Som Nyame
7. Virginia Talk
8. Só O Amor
9. Só Nós Dois
12. É Preciso Ter Amor
Buy the album below or on Bandcamp