A stylish fusion of R&B and house with suave songwriting chops.
The best moments on Ensaio Sobre Você almost feel like a mash-up of those genres, like the way-too-brief "Eu Quero Entender," which sounds like a St Germain jazzy house track welded to a bucking trap bassline. With the duo's smooth vocals, it's the kind of thing you'd want to hear while sipping a poolside cocktail. Elegant saxophone curls throughout "Margarida," while "Confesso" is a slo-mo, lush filter house track that sounds a bit like Brazilian blog house. The EP finishes off with "Acabou," whose almost drunken swagger and flimsy, warbly guitar sample are the stuff of suave montages or late-night lounges. Ensaio Sobre Você could veer dangerously close to Spotify background music with its supremely chilled-out vibe, but it's the duo's songwriting, suave vocals and welcoming melodies that make it stick. This is stylish-sounding music with real substance.