Eliane Elias – “Baby Come To Me” from Love Stories, available from Amazon.
Eliane Elias’ new album Love Stories, to be released on August 30, gives full display of her mastery and artistry as a vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger and producer. Recorded in Brazil and at Abbey Road Studios in London, expect another sumptuous musical treat featuring some alluring Brazilian classics, heartfelt originals and a nod to one of her favorites, Frank Sinatra. Says Eliane, “I am very proud of this album and feel it’s one of the most romantic sets of music I’ve ever produced.”
Love Stories is an orchestral album, revealing Elias’ mastery and preeminence as a multifaceted artist – a vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer, lyricist and producer. Sung almost entirely in English, the album features three original compositions plus seven superb arrangements of pieces from bossa nova’s golden age, including songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
As both an interpreter and composer, Elias inhabits the rich tradition of bossa while bringing the music into the present. She infuses familiar songs with unexpected twists that intensify the music’s evocative power – whether by creating harmonic modulations that enhance a lyric or shifting the rhythmic feel of a section to heighten its emotion – allowing the subtle complexities of her voice to take centerstage, all the while.