Launch will be Sunday, June 21st, at 4pm on YouTube and on the band's IGTV.
The quartet from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, as preparetion for the release of their first album, 'Jogo do Bicho', on June 25, released their single 'Matando Moinhos de Vento' ("Killing Windmills") less than a week ago and will release its video on June 21. The video directed and animated by Gabriel Barbosa, is based on the concept created by the artists Igor Avellino (@elefantedemarte) and Gabriela Perez (@gabrielaperezphoto), responsible for the cover of the single. The release will be simultaneous on the band's official channel on YouTube and on their IGTV (@ballaeoscristais).
Led by singer and songwriter Rafael Balla, Balla e os Cristais da Percepção, ou da Decepção was created in August 2019, and after a series of gigs in Rio de Janeiro, they recorded their first album in January 2020. The band has Gustavo Almeida on drums , Brunno Martins on guitar and Erick Ferreira on bass. Balla eos Cristais sound is a kind of swinging punk, with a strong Brazilian color, rock brought by other members mixes with popular culture references, such as the maracatu songs, which are the musical cradle of the composer and vocalist. Theses Brazilian roots also servers as an indirect reference for melodic compositions of the songs, quite different from the standards of standard rock
JR Tostoi, Latin Grammy winner, guitarist and producer of Brazilian well established artists as Lenine, identified with the sound and joined the project, post-producing and mixing the album. Mastering was done in the United States, by Carlos Freitas, from Classic Master, another reference of Brazilian music.
According to the vocalist, the song evokes Don Quixote who fought against reality in the name of his ideals: “This song is an outburst, much about the chaotic and hypocritical world that we cultivate. It begins by talking about the realities of parents who give opportunities, parents who kill opportunities, parents who give affection and cannot give much more. About putting ourselves in their shoes. They were children too, they had parents too, who had their parents too, all of them children just children in the end. We inherit problems that we don't even know where they came from, and we can't judge ... ”.
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