She may no longer have the ability to spew nonsense via Twitter, but that doesn’t mean Azealia Banks is done with us altogether. In fact, she just might be attempting win back our hearts with her latest release; a shockingly proficient cover of João Gilberto‘s bossa nova standard “Chega De Saudade,” revealing not only a surprisingly strong command of Portuguese, but also her criminally under-utilized vocal chops. She really can sing. And she proves it in spades here, dipping and diving with grace to a lone acoustic guitar accompaniment, channeling some of the great bossa singers of Gilberto’s time.
Her latest mixtape Slay Z, released this past spring as 8-track project, finds Banks linking with the likes of Rick Ross, Kaytranada, Nina Sky and more. Hear Azealia Banks’ beautiful cover of João Gilberto’s ” bossa classic below and catch her on the road this summer.
June 24 @ Sumol Summer Fest – Ericeira, Portugal
July 10 @ Social Hall – San Francisco, CA
July 11 @ El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 17 @ The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
July 18 @ Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
July 19 @ Black Cat – Washington, DC
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