APKÁ!, the fifth album from São Paulo's Latin Grammy-award winning Céu, consolidates the journey of the singer and composer's career up to this point. A hot, minimalist record, which brings together sonic, thematic, musical and conceptual extremes, the new album reveals an artist passing through the musical trips made on previous records while eventually leaving her chrysalis, transformed into a new composer and interpreter, ready to start a new phase of her career.
The album’s title comes from Céu’s youngest child Antonino, a word shouted by the one year old to express complete satisfaction. Smiling & happy, Céu’s son with producer and drummer Pupillo, shouts the strange, made-up word to show that he is happy with everything from a meal to a game. It’s a mixture of excitement and gratitude. In its own way, APKÁ! does just that - in the form of music.
APKÁ! features the same team that worked on Céu's celebrated previous studio album Tropix. French musician Hervé Salters, from the band General Elektriks, repeats his role as co-producer and keyboardist, as well as long-time bassist and faithful accomplice Lucas Martins and Pupillo on drums, programming and co-production. Guitarist Pedro Sá, completes the quartet that accompanies Céu on most of the new album’s tracks.
A good example of this new confidence and sprit of growth are the two cover songs on the new album, an unusual move for Céu who has shown a whole generation of female Brazilian singers that it's possible to compose your own material, instead of just being an interpreter of classic repertoire. With APKÁ! Céu reinvents herself as an interpreter of unpublished compositions that she commissioned from two different composers - Caetano Veloso and Dinho, from the group Boogarins.