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Gisela João sings with Louis Cato “THE CALL”

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Included in the album “Mirrors” which will be released on November 12th between concerts at Coliseum in Lisbon and Porto, November 5th and 13th respectively

Super-group also features BECCA STEVENS and members of Snarky Puppy, MICHAEL LEAGUE and JUSTIN STANTON.

Now available on all platforms “THE CALL”, the new single from the “Mirrors” album that brings together acclaimed artists Becca Stevens, Gisela João, Justin Stanton, Louis Cato and Michael League. THE CALL”, sung in Portuguese and English by Gisela João and Louis Cato, is about the intangible bonds that exist between people, in their closest relationships.

The group recently shared a preview of what we’ll be able to hear on the album, a collection of three tracks, “Over the Line“, “Tempestade” and “Sleep“, brought together in one EP. “Mirrors“, which will be released on November 12th, through the GroundUP Music label.

“Mirrors” came from Justin Stanton, Tennessee-born multi-instrumentalist, composer and member of the GRAMMY-winning instrumental project Snarky Puppy. In the first days of the pandemic, he was living in Lisbon with his girlfriend, the renowned Portuguese artist Gisela João. When the borders began to reopen, Stanton was eager to reunite with his musician friends. In addition to Gisela João, Stanton recruited his longtime bandmate Michael League, the acclaimed founder and creative director of Snarky Puppy; Louis Cato, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer, songwriter and member of Stay Human (the support band of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert); and her colleague, from their agency, Becca Stevens, a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, to record this album.

In August 2020, living and working under the same roof in western Portugal, Stanton, João, League, Cato and Stevens were guided by a simple guideline: each participant had to co-write a song with each of the members. The Mirrors concept was conceived months earlier by Stanton and inspired by one of his favourite albums, The Telluride Sessions. The 1989 LP featured a cast of bluegrass artists, who banded together to write songs together. “This album was important for my training. It had a big impact on my musical orientation,” says Stanton. The result was “Mirrors,” a dynamic and introspective collection of songs that not only serves as a testament to the artists’ versatile talents but also to the power of human connection.

For Gisela João, one of the most important interpreters in the history of Portuguese music, “Mirrors” has a special flavour: it was created and recorded in her country. After working in co-production with Michael League on her latest album of originals, “AuRora”, in which she debuts in composition and in sharing the authorship of the lyrics, Gisela João arrives at “Mirrors” with the certainty that she is now an artist. complete. Of the world. Remember that Gisela João returns to the Coliseums in Lisbon and Porto in November, on the 5th and 13th respectively, for an emotional reunion with her audience.

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