Sydney-based Portugese singer, Inês is unveiling a beautiful body of work, as sensual as intimate.
Nodding Head to the laid-back tempo of the music, waving Hair back and forth, and moving Hands… appreciating the present moment in the mist of the Storm, calm, cool and collected, Lashes closed. This is the message. Inês is using her whole body as a vessel to convey a peaceful and comforting. Therefore, the EP is intentionally titled The Vessel.
Such metaphores and layered lyrics coupled with dreamy/psychedelic chords in the back, are fruits of a very poetic songwriting.
Weightless piano chords and laid-back drums that surround smooth vocals, with their ideas of lightness and peace of mind, all together create an amazing experience for such an ethereal track for Storm. The video for Storm also showcases her background as a dancer.
The sound engineering is highly relaxing, and could invite you to meditate during the track ‘Head‘. The lyrics picture comforting and friendly thoughts (probably stuck in a friendzone).
Of the lead single “Hands“, Inês says “I wrote it for my partner. It’s about letting yourself be present for pleasure rather than being braced for disappointment. He is the one who can coax me out into the open where we can dance together. He taught me to let go. I wanted it to be something that would charge our intimacy when we heard it.”
Inês was born in Portugal and raised in Sydney’s Inner West. As a child, her mother’s love of poetry, Brazilian samba, American Jazz and the profound, melancholic moods of the haunting solo female singers of Fado began shaping her own musical experience.
Alongside the release, Inês will also be throwing launch parties in Sydney and Melbourne in June. The launch will feature her incredibly accomplished band of handpicked musicians – and some of her most lauded friends – with whom she recorded the EP.
Performing since childhood, Inês first explored her talents as a dancer, then lent her voice to countless bands, recording artists and even some well-known animations, honing her craft in Sydney’s live music scene.
She hosted the Jazz Hip Hop Freestyle Sessions, guiding aspiring musicians through the world of improvised music, and hosts Slow Release, a late-night RnB show on Sydney’s East Side Radio.
With so many fingers in the artistic hot pot, Inês has developed wholly unique artistry through her physical expression and commitment to music that is deeply imbued with mystery and depth thanks to a life of rich cultural indulgence.