With the idea of creating something different starting from Bossa Nova, a style marked by traditionalism and the emulation of its idols, Felipe Lion – a “carioca” (from Rio) singer and composer based in Sao Paulo – brought together a group of young musicians in a combo he called Last Aliens in Rio. Initially he recorded a demo with songs written in English and sent it to several European and American labels. In no time he received several proposals, finally opting for Swedish label Mareld after his art director, Håkan Ludvigson, encouraged him to sing in Portuguese. The debut album, Teu Doce Jeito de Dizer Adeus (The Lovely Way You Say Goodbye) was released in June 2015, remaining for several weeks in the Top Charts of iTunes Brazil. One of the songs, O Luar de Havana , entered the rankings of several other countries, including South Korea. The second album, Bossa Nova Hotel, released in September 2016 by Italian label RNC Music, immediately entered the best-selling list of iTunes Brazil. The album, with 10 songs, is based on 7/8 Bossa beat – Lion’s trademark – played with a jazzy touch. The very “carioca” song Onde Tú Tá? and the pop song A Gente se Cola are outstanding. In addition to bossas, there is also space for beautiful songs like Asas Acrílicas and Giorgia Lullaby, where Lion exploits all his melodic and poetic potential to create two small and delicate jewels. In 2017, Last Aliens in Rio will go on tour to disseminate their first two albums.

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TRACKLIST

Musa Urbana



Onde Tu Tá?



Small Peaceful World - feat. Rita Oliva



Eu Só Vendo Doce



Três Falsas Lágrimas



Fica Como Está



Lovely Light Hand - feat. Naomy



Asas Acrílicas



A Gente Se Cola



Georgia Lullaby



Last Aliens in Rio - photo by Rogério de Lucca (2016) - Marcelo Freitas (sax) with Felipe Lion (vocal)
2016©Rogério De Lucca
CREDITS   Produced by Felipe Lion & Alexandre Fontanetti. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Space Blues studio, São Paulo (Brazil). Sounds engineer Alexandre Fontanetti. Assistants Leandro Henrique & Marcelo Cavalcanti. Cover: photo by Felipe Lion; Art by Weslei Marinho (WM Fusion) & Rogério de Lucca; Model Alessandra Vilhena. Tracks: # 1 MUSA URBANA vocals – Felipe Lion, piano – Luciano Ruas, guitar – Leandro Henrique, bass – Alex Dias, drums – Wagner Vasconcelos, alto sax – Marcelo Freitas; # 2 ONDE TU TÁ? Vocals – Felipe Lion, piano – Luciano Ruas, guitar – Leandro Henrique, bass – Alex Dias, drums – Wagner Vasconcelos; # 3 SMALL PEACEFUL WORLD vocals – Rita Oliva, piano – Luciano Ruas, guitar – Leandro Henrique, Weissenborn – Alexandre Fontanetti, bass – Alex Dias, drums – Wagner Vasconcelos; # 4 EU SÓ VENDO DOCE vocals – Felipe Lion, backing vocals – Alexandre Fontanetti, piano – Luciano Ruas, guitar – Leandro Henrique, eletric guitar – Alexandre Fontanetti, bass – Alex Dias, drums – Wagner Vasconcelos; # 5 TRÊS FALSAS LÁGRIMAS vocals – Felipe Lion, backing vocals – Leandro Henrique, guitar – Leandro Henrique; # 6 FICA COMO ESTÁ vocals – Felipe Lion, backing vocals – Alexandre Fontanetti & Leandro Henrique, piano – Luciano Ruas, guitar – Leandro Henrique, bass – Alex Dias, drums – Wagner Vasconcelos; # 7 LOVELY LIGHT HAND vocals – Naomy, piano – Luciano Ruas, guitar – Leandro Henrique, bass – Alex Dias, drums – Wagner Vasconcelos; # 8 ASAS ACRILICAS vocals – Felipe Lion; guitar – Leandro Henrique, requinto – Alexandre Fontanetti; # 09 A GENTE SE COLA vocals – Felipe Lion, backing vocals – Alexandre Fontanetti, piano – Luciano Ruas, guitar – Leandro Henrique, clarinet – Marcelo Freitas, bass – Alex Dias, drums – Wagner Vasconcelos; # 10 GIORGIA LULLABY vocals – Felipe Lion, guitar – Leandro Henrique, Omnichord – Alexandre Fontanetti, bass – Alex Dias, drums – Wagner Vasconcelos. All songs were written by Felipe Lion. A GENTE SE COLA and TRÊS FALSAS LÁGRIMAS were written by Lion in partnership with Leandro Henrique.