Essencia is the result of the historical evolution of Madredeus over 25 years of an intense career, performing live throughout the world. Pedro Ayres enhances the repertoire's modernity and how all the songs became "parts of our vessel". Various parts that fulfill different roles on the essential drama that Madredeus' music contains, sharing a universal appeal, the core of Portuguese essence and the perfect pace each melody requires. By mixing all these elements a new idea for Madredeus emerges. And now, here they are revisiting their repertoire under a different light and soul.