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Pedro Barbosa is Reborn in New Album

Pedro Barbosa

Pedro Barbosa New Album: Reborn:

Mozambique-born Pedro Barbosa is no stranger to the South African music scene. The Pretoria-based frontman became a household name performing as a singer-songwriter for Mrs B and the eponymous The Barbosa Experience, churning out blends of flamenco-inspired roots rock on the stages of venues and festivals, like STRAB and Mieliepop.

Who is Pedro Barbosa?

Barbosa’s essence lies in the connection with his audience; his big personality, loud voice and fun-loving nature fuels this connection, and is what he thrives on to produce a memorable experience, show after show. His charming character has evolved exponentially, and naturally, this progression of character craved individual accomplishment in a musical sense:
Pedro Barbosa: “I wanted to take it to the next level and record something true to myself – something I enjoyed and could be proud of. The thought of this was something I feared for a long time, as I primarily only appealed to a rock-oriented market.” 
Barbosa took the leap and channeled this desire by embarking on recording his first solo album. The recording process spawned a new beginning and symbolises a coming-of-age album for Pedro Barbosa:
“I felt the need to do more for myself musically, and that was what first triggered this album. Reborn was basically like a cleansing title for me. I’m starting afresh and I’m ready for life more than ever.” 

Pedro Barbosa’s Nine Track Album: Reborn:

Pedro Barbosa Reborn

Pedro Barbosa Reborn

Barbosa commissioned SAMA winner and renowned producer, Mark Beling, to produce and mix the album. The result is a fusion of urban-acoustic grooves and ballads steeped in soul and pop-rock that morphs into a catchy yet compelling nine-track album. Not only was Beling fundamental to the overarching sound of the album, he was also influential to Barbosa’s self-discovery during this time: 
“We connected a lot during the recording process; he was like a pillar during that period and he became a good friend of mine.” 
Barbosa has already turned heads with the release of the official music video for Crazy Love Is – the seventh track on Reborn. Produced by Dapper Media, the video is a four-minute portrayal of a whole-hearted composition that perfectly captures Barbosa’s intensity and vocal vehemence. Like snapshots into his psyche, a woman and a man levitate in parallel dimensions, while scenes of Barbosa singing in a dim-lit room bring the viewer back into the ‘real’.

Watch Crazy Love Is here:

Pedro Barbosa set for 2019!

Armed with a solid repertoire of songs and a powerful music video, Barbosa is on a pursuit to crack impermeable markets and reach new listeners. Having already caught the attention of promoters and music-industry leaders with his electrifying live performances, the release of Reborn has already led to Barbosa being booked for major festivals, Park Acoustics and Oppikoppi 24: Nomakanjani.

Get Reborn by Pedro Barbosa Now:

Pedro Barbosa CRazy Love is

Pedro Barbosa CRazy Love is

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