May 29, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA
NEW RELEASE 4Â² / US DEBUT TOUR
A native Parisian of Armenian descent, singer, songwriter and guitar-player Nicola SÃ³n has been a permanent resident of SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil's largest city, for the past 4 years. In a previous album trilogy (see discography), the artist explored different areas of Brazil and their specific rhythms. In anticipation of his return to Europe and to close his Brazilian chapter on a high note, Nicola SÃ³n will be releasing 4Â², a new EP, on April 6, 2018. The disk features 4 songs all co-written in Portuguese with his long-time Brazilian friend and collaborative lyricist, journalist Igor Ribeiro.
Following a 4X4 concept, the tracks were recorded in 4 different Brazilian cities, each time with different local producers, MÃ¡rcio Arantes in SÃ£o Paulo, Daniel Montes in Rio de Janeiro, Hugo Linns in Recife and JoÃ£o Antunes in Belo Horizonte.
To celebrate the release of this new soulful project, Nicola SÃ³n will be making his debut on the North American music scene in May and June with a tour of over 20 dates across 10 States and 18 cities starting in Miami (May 16) then New York City (May 17) and ending in LA (June 16).
Throughout his prolific recording career, Nicola SÃ³n has cemented a cultural bridge between Brazilian music and chanson franÃ§aise. His debut album Parioca (2010) was produced in Rio and influenced by 60's samba-jazz fusion band SambalanÃ§o.
Nord Destin (2013) showcased legendary pianist composer JoÃ£o Donato as well as carioca samba ensemble Casuarina.
Concluding his Brazilian trilogy with panache, Sampathique (2016) was directed by 80's influential producer Paul Lepetit, known as the catalyst of Vanguardia Paulista, SÃ£o Paulo's vanguard renaissance. "CoraÃ§Ãµes ternos", track #4 on the disk, effectively paired young Nicola SÃ³n with seasoned Brazilian rock star Zeca Baleiro who would later select the song to be featured on his best-of duets compilation.