Luísa has a broad presence on social media and has already won over a large number of fans:
Facebook: 244,000 followers
Instagram: 101,000 followers
Twitter: 9,500 followers
YouTube: 64,000 subscribers
Spotify: 105,000 monthly listeners
Luísa Sobral is one of the most important singer-songwriters of the new generation of Portuguese musicians.
She debuted in 2011 with “The Cherry on My Cake”, an album that was very well received by the public. It was followed by “There’s A Flower In My Bedroom” (2013), with guests like Jamie Cullum, António Zambujo and Mário Laginha, Lu-Pu-I-Pi-Sa-Pa (2014) and Luísa (2016), recorded in Los Angeles by the renowned producer Joe Henry (Madonna, Elvis Costello, among others).
During this period Luísa’s songwriting facet gained prominence, composing for artists such as Ana Moura, António Zambujo, Gisela João, Mayra Andrade, among many others. In 2017, Luísa composed “Amar Pelos Dois”, the Eurovision-winning song.
“Rosa”, Luísa’s fifth album of originals, arrived in 2018. Produced by Catalan Raül Refree, one of Spain’s most prestigious producers and multi-instrumentalists, “Rosa’s” beauty is enhanced by the stripped-down arrangements and the creative complicity between Luísa and Refree.
Luísa once again expanded her creative horizons in 2020: she released a new single with the Spanish singer Zahara and debuted “O Avesso da Canção”, a podcast where she interviewed some of the greatest names in Portuguese music. 2020 also marked her debut on stage with her brother Salvador in a series of concerts in Lisbon and Porto.
Recently, Luísa returned with “Camomila” (2021), a mini-album of lullabies that has captured the hearts of a younger public, and with the single “Quero Morar numa Canção” (2022).
Luísa’s sixth studio album will be released in October. It was produced by Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and 2022 Latin Grammy winner Tó Brandileone, will present a happier and more pop aesthetic than Luísa’s previous records. In her words “I’ve wanted to make an album like this for a long time: happier and sunnier, an ode to life and the good things that have happened to me”.
Out 2022 – new album
2021 – Camomila (EP)
2018 – Rosa
2016 – Luisa
2014 – Lu Pu i Pi Sa Pa
2013 – There’s a Flower in my Bedroom
2011 – The Cherry on my Pie
“Few musicians are currently shaping the Portuguese music scene as much as Luisa Sobral.”– WDR3 (Album of the Week)
“Luísa Sobral is one of the most important Portuguese singer-songwriters of her generation. (…) Maria Gutierrez is thrilled and spoke with the musician.” – SR2 (CD of the week)
“Luísa Sobral [is an] excellent singer-songwriter, with seven albums to her name, in demand as a producer and composer for other artists. (…) [Her songs] are an ode to life, especially in these times, with all the good that has happened to her. “ – MDR Kultur (Album of the Week)
“And that’s how Luísa Sobral’s album ‘DanSando’ turned out: urban and yet rooted sounding, capricious and whimsical, inspired and yet with depth. It’s long past time to also keep Salvador Sobral’s sister Luísa as a charismatic singer-songwriter in our sights and ears.” – Deutschlandfunk Kultur
“[the music] of the Portuguese Luisa Sobral shines in a new, poppier sound” – FAZ
“Our focus artist of today’s audible in hr2 Kultur comes from Portugal. (…) For her, [the album] is an ode to life, to the beautiful sides she has experienced. (…) Recorded in her native Lisbon, Portugal, and in Sao Paolo, Brazil, home of the album’s producer, multi-instrumentalist and Latin Grammy winner Tó Brandileone.”– hr2 Kultur
“Of course, she herself is also one of Portugal’s great singer-songwriters. (…) Luísa Sobral now also lives out her passion as a songwriter in her own podcast, in which she invites Portugal’s music greatest to join her.” – BR2
“An intriguing and beguilingly intimate album, ‘DanSando’ is a delight” – ★★★★ Songlines (UK)
“Her talent is unmistakable” – RNR MAGAZINE (UK)
“‘DanSando’ is (…) one of the musical highlights of 2022”- Espalha-Factos (Portugal)
“Joyful, poppy and full of energy like never before, Luísa Sobral shows her sunny side on DanSando – without forgetting the darker sides of life.” – Jazzthetik (Germany)
“The eleven songs are about love, about being a mother, about being a woman – but also about war, resentment, misogyny.” – Jazzthetik (Germany)
“An elegant masterpiece that we need to listen to over and over again”
– MUSIC MAGAZINE (JAPAN)