So I have never blogged much about Brazilian music because I hardly ever listen to it. I hardly ever listen to it for 2 reasons:
1. I am a music snob in English and I only accept music with musical superiority and exceptionally grandiose lyrics, and because my Portuguese is not at grandiose levels, I can't receive that same pleasure from Brazilian music; and
2. This passion for said grandiose American music has rubbed off on Alexandre, which means that pretty much all he listens to is American indie music (go me, except he hardly introduces me to any Brazilian music).
Anyway anyway, thanks to the wonders of friends on Facebook, I discovered this really sweet YouTube sensation named Clarice Falcão. Here's one of her cute, satirical songs that can help you learn (or run away screaming from) the subjunctive mood:
And then there IS one Brazilian singer who Alexandre is really into. His name is Marcelo Camelo. Here's one of his songs:
I can't really vouch for the lyrics; it seems like lots of Clarice Falcão's lyrics are sarcastic and self-deprecating at the same time, while Marcelo Camelo seems to use lots of metonymy involving the ocean (though I may be reading into things too much).
In his personal life, Marcelo Camelo is a little stranger; he is dating a Brazilian singer who's like, half his age (Mallu Magalhães). I know you may be tempted to leave comments telling me to check out her music, but I'm way ahead of you, and my vote is a thumbs-down. All of her first songs were in English (come on), and most of them were Bob Dylan covers. Sorry sweetie, but I just can't accept a tiny Brazilian teenage girl singing about cocaine and American prisons.
So yes, that's all I've got for ya. I hope you like the songs!