01st of October 2022
André Henriques is an unmissable name in the current Portuguese music scene. With a consistent career with his band Linda Martini, André Henriques has stood out for his care in writing songs, for the way he subverts the foundations of pop music, his constant love affair with fado and Portuguese music and for his emotional lyrics. and forceful that found an echo in a generation that fell in love with Portuguese music again.
In addition to his usual band, the author has dedicated himself in recent years to writing songs for other performers, such as Cristina Branco, and for his prolific collaborations with Rui Carvalho (Filho da Mãe). In 2020 he presented his solo debut album, Cajarana. In this first solo album, André extends his identity, always starting from the text to create his own musical universe filled with stories that hold us until the last syllable. At the end of 2020, André Henriques presented Cajarana at the Capitólio in Lisbon, an album that was considered one of the best of 2020 by media such as Observador, Radar, Correio da Manhã, Antena 3, among others.
In the author's words:
“It's an exercise in humility, making simple songs without falling into the temptation to file and rewrite them over and over again. It's an impulse record that wants to expose the fragility of the songs. As if they required the care of the listener not to break before reaching the end.”