Rodrigo Leao may not be a name you are familiar with but in his native Portugal he is one of the giants of the music scene. His latest project is set to change that, with the first release from his new album introducing an artist who is both innovative, daring and spiritual.
The second single on the new album, the title track, O Método, is currently on Scala Radio‘s playlist and picking up plays on a daily basis. Striking a chord with presenters the track gained high praise from a number of shows including Sam Hughes who called the track “Hypnotic & comforting… quite gorgeous” .
Speaking on the track and the time spent writing it, Rodrigo Leao said: “O Método was one of the last pieces I wrote for this new album. It is a piece full of happiness and tranquility, perhaps because it was written in a place that is very special for me: Avis, in the Alentejo region, in southern Portugal. I spend a lot of time there with my family and my closest friends, so it is not surprising that it is a happy and quiet piece. Initially I wrote it as a theme for piano and string quartet. But it changed once Federico Albanese, our co-producer of this album, listened to the melody. He suggested that we transform the arrangements into a more rhythmic and enveloping piece”
Listen to ‘O Método’ below