Zach Condon’s Beirut returns with a track sung completely in Portuguese for the forthcoming charity album, “Red Hot + Rio: 2” which pays tribute to the Brazilian Tropicalia sounds from the 60’s and 70’s. Proceeds go to international AIDS support, research, and awareness. The album will also feature Dirty Projectors, of Montreal, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Beck, Beirut, , DevendraBanhart, Madlib, José González, and John Legend. The Red Hot organization is also the group responsible for 2009’s “Dark Was The Night” compilation that was curated by the Dessner Brothers (The National).
It’s really a lovely track that’s not far removed from the sounds you’re used to hearing from Beirut (despite the language shift). Definitely worth a few listens.