Amidst the time changing, delicate, and politically charged craziness happening in Brazil at this very moment, the duo Opala had time, in between protests, to talk to Trendland and make a special Trendmix for us!
Opala, the project by the Cariocas Lucas de Paiva and Maria Luiza Jobim, are part of the Brazilian acts who are driving the music to a fresh direction today. It blends Brazil’s particular musical elements, cultivated in the last 3 decades with earthy, textural sounds. Two artists confidently exploring their niche, showing that Brazil is side by side with the rest of the world.
We hope not only musically, but as a society. #acordabrasil
Your names: Maria Luiza Jobim and Lucas de Paiva
What do you guys do?
Lucas: musical software geek
Luiza: sings in the shower. Together we created Opala.
What aspect of your music is most important to you? Underwater feelings.
What have you always wanted to do and have not done?
Lucas: own a 808 drum machine.
Luiza: ride a submarine.
Lucas: Best and Worst: training kung fu in the mountains.
Luiza: best: start working with what i love. worst: playing in a jazz band with three singers.
Your best/worst habit?
Lucas: best: i don’t normally like candy. worst: cigarettes.
Luiza: best: sleeping 12 hours per night. worst: sleeping 12 hours per night.
First record you ever bought and favorite track in it:
Lucas: Doggystyle by snoop doggy dog – “gin and juice”.
Luiza: Mamonas Assassina by Mamonas Assassinas – “Robocop Gay”.