The Cherry On My Cake
The Cherry on My Cake. Maternal magic that made a dream come true. The learning of the jazz standards, the practice done by playing a Brazilian music in bars and the stamina of her creativity all filtered into songs that would either gain live in paper or in chords. One after another. Well thought melodies with images inside. I Would Love To, Don`t Let Me Down, Why Should I, among other songs that came together in an EP (My Funny Clementine). The emphasis on the starting theme was obvious: Not There Yet. A triple time rhythm, like a jazz waltz, colorful, an imposing chorus and violins in heaven. The record composition wasn't to become limited to the English language. Between trips to and from Portugal, Luisa performed at the Super Bock Super Rock festival in Stock 2009. At this gig she mentions how much she would like to have a song in Portuguese. Upon her return to the States Luisa sketches a poem and melody for O Engraxador (the shoe shine man). That is followed by Xico and Dolores. For the upcoming record the will for a Portuguese cover song was still very much present. Nobody would be better to fill this part than Rui Veloso, artist that Luisa's father listens to insistently. Luisa registers Carlos Tes lyric and tries a different version of Saiu para a Rua. The Cherry on my Cake is the result of all of this: of the person who dreams to live in Paris - totally inspired by French cinema. Result of the hectic New York vibe, of the familiar affection for Lisbon. From Regina Spektor to Elis Regina. From Billie Holiday to Bjork. From the 50's to ingenuousness. From sound to image. From voice and talent: "I have a good life" she concludes.