Sarah Correia wants to be more. It’s a simple phrase, but it nicely sums up the lifestyle and ambition of the 30-year-old artist, who is already one of the famous names of the new generation of fado. About to launch freedom, his third studio album, has already appeared on stages around the world, winning awards and garnering public acclaim and critical appreciation. Glories can satisfy the vast majority of artists, but for Sarah it is just the beginning. “My future will be better and better,” he said at the end of the interview with El Observador.
It is a high bar she sets for herself, but, contrary to what one might think, it does not betray the humble roots she holds and of which she claims to be proud. That was actually the motivation behind it Shelasthe first single from the new album and an anthem to the Lisbon neighborhood where Sara Correia was born, and where she learned to be a woman and a fado singer.
“Sarah, watch what you say / Wash your face, you don’t show where you come from / Wear dresses and hide your roots / Pretend you’re a lady, pretend good“He sings in the third person, lamenting the pressure to conform according to good taste. It is a lament that reveals itself in the chorus as a challenge and an assertion of identity: “colloquial” is the “good Portuguese” of someone who embraces the neighborhood and carries its cultural and linguistic matrix – an attitude that extends into the neighborhood conversation with the observer, always in an informal tone and without regard to the formalities of the language.
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