“Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes” starts off in typical Nídia fashion: we come in touch with a moody, unsettling tone over the first couple of minutes, successful in conveying an automatic sense of respect for the remainder of the album. And you might call it mature, reflective, contained, slow-paced. And we might call it individual, rich in songwriting ability (we call them songs), 2 steps forward or sideways from Nídia‘s body of work.
Any way we approach it, it’s a rich and emotive take on much loved afro styles, blended with Life guiding the producer’s hand and a resolute sense of direction in a career already full of high points. Check the late acid on “Tarraxo Do Guetto” and the trilogy of “Rap”-titled songs, sounding like intimate moments in the bedroom, details maybe lost in the fog of memory but retaining all the passion. Fittingly, the last song is titled “Emotions”, featuring an epic progression that makes it hard to decide if it’s uplifting or profoundly melancholic.