You can now read a glowing review and check out Seu Jorge and Almaz in its entirety via NPR before the album is released next Tuesday. An excerpt from NPR’s review:
“Seu Jorge and Almaz mostly consists of cover songs, which in any other artist’s hands could be a recipe for disaster or mediocrity — but, boy, can Seu Jorge pull off a good cover song. He manages the perfect balance between adding his own distinct style and keeping the essence of the original. The results are portraits of complex emotions, such as his take on Kraftwerk’s “The Model.” With Jorge’s raw vocals and an Old West guitar that feels like a distant memory, the song becomes a strange cocktail of lust and sadness — not an uncommon feeling, but not commonly discussed in rock ‘n’ roll, either.”
Link: Seu Jorge and Almaz Preview at NPR.