Discovering Gilsons: Explore "Pra gente acordar" and "Várias queixas"!

Inspired by the diversity and vibrant energy of Bahia, the Gilsons have been making waves in the Brazilian music scene with their distinctive sound. From the streets of Salvador to the candomblé terreiros, they capture the essence of our culture in every note, blending elements of samba, bossa nova, afoxé, and axé.

Two standout releases from their discography are "Pra gente acordar" and "Várias queixas EP," each offering a unique musical journey. 

And “Várias Queixas” have just arrived at Taioba!


But who are the Gilsons?

Gilsons are José Gil, Francisco Gil, and João Gil, respectively the son and grandsons of Gilberto Gil, a prominent figure in Brazilian music. Emerging in the late 2010s, Gilsons quickly gained attention for their catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics, energetic live performances, and influences ranging from Gil’s legendary career to contemporary pop and rock sounds.

"Pra gente acordar" is their debut album, released in 2022. This record showcases the band's versatility and creativity, featuring catchy melodies, poignant lyrics, and infectious rhythms. Tracks like "Duas Cidades" and "Proposta" exemplify their ability to fuse traditional Brazilian sounds with contemporary pop sensibilities, creating a nostalgic and fresh sound.

The album became a critical and commercial darling, earning them a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Pop Album in Portuguese in the same year of its release.

Now, the Gilsons are back with their highly anticipated EP, "Várias Queixas," a testament to Gilsons' evolution as musicians!

What makes “Várias Queixas” so special?

"Várias Queixas" is special for several reasons. Firstly, the name of the album is also a cover song, originally by Olodum, a renowned Afro-Brazilian percussion group, which adds a unique rhythm and cultural richness to the track. Gilsons' interpretation of the song infuses it with their own distinctive style, blending elements of samba, MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) and Bahian rhythms, creating a fresh and dynamic sound.

This EP delves deeper into themes of introspection and self-discovery. With tracks like "Devagarinho" and "Índia," the band explores new territories while staying true to their roots. The collaboration with Banda Lagum on "Céu Rosé" adds depth to the EP, showcasing Gilsons' ability to collaborate seamlessly with other artists.

The EP also marks a new chapter for the band, throwing the listener into profound emotions. Pressed on high-quality vinyl, the record offers an unparalleled listening experience, allowing you to appreciate every detail of the Gilsons' masterful musicianship.

Overall, "Várias Queixas" stands out as a powerful and memorable piece that showcases the best of Brazilian music and culture.

“Várias Queixas” is available for order!

For fans of Gilsons or anyone looking to explore new music, "Várias Queixas" is a must-have addition to your collection. The vinyl release includes the EP and features additional singles like "Algum Ritmo" and "Bateu", making it a comprehensive package that offers hours of musical enjoyment.

If you're ready to embark on a musical journey with Gilsons, look no further! By purchasing the vinyl directly from Taioba Records, you are supporting the band and contributing to the growth of the independent music scene.

So, take advantage of this opportunity to own a piece of musical history. Order your copy of the "Várias Queixas" today from Taioba Records!

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