Ed Motta returns with new single “Safely Far” and announces album for October

After a five-year hiatus, Brazilian music giant Ed Motta returns with his first single “Safely Far” from his new album “Behind The Tea Chronicles”, which will be released on 20 October. The new song combines everything we love about the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Rio de Janeiro: bouncy West Coast grooves meet jazzy Steely Dan-style harmonies, sparkling Rhodes piano runs and exquisite brass arrangements, over which Motta’s uniquely soulful voice elegantly floats. The master is finally back!

“Safely Far” is the first single from Ed Motta’s 14th studio album to be released this October via the renowned German jazz label MPS. On “Behind The Tea Chronicles”, Motta takes his listeners on a journey that transcends musical boundaries, inviting them not only to listen to groovy, soulful songs, but also to immerse themselves in almost cinematic moods.

Inspired by a multitude of films and old TV series, Motta seamlessly weaves these influences into a cohesive narrative that takes the listener on an intense sonic journey.

The new album features impressive collaborations between Brazilian and internationally renowned musicians. Among others, the famous singer Paulette McWilliams and the singer Philip Ingram are responsible for the background vocals, and the FILMharmonic Orchestra from Prague has also contributed.

This much can be revealed: “Behind The Tea Chronicles” is a truly sublime album in Cinemascope format, showing Ed Motta at the height of his art.

Photo: Jorge Bispo