Capitão Fausto - "A Invenção do dia claro" @ Casa da Música
It’s been two weeks since the amazing gig Capitão Fausto performed at Casa da Música in Porto, but that doesn’t make us want to forget about it. Rather than that we just want you guys to keep remebering all the good times you had with these guys and their new album “A Invenção do Dia Claro”.
Capitão Fausto might be, I dare to say, one of the most - if not the most - relevant band in Portugal these days. Their approachable presence and uptempo pop make them remarkable almost to a point when it becomes partially annoying (the fact is they are that good).
“A Invenção do Dia Claro” as a full length album brings joy to your ears. A joyride filled of happiness with some melancholic undertones. Capitão Fausto are more than a band, they might be a soundtrack to modern days.
The album could be monochromatic, but it is not. It’s filled with primary colours, in the most delicious way.
And that is exactly what we saw that day at Casa da Música. 5 guys who love to play music for their fans and that’s what keeps them going. At first we found it weird that the gig was being held at a venue usually usead for classical music, but after the initial awkwardness when everyone was sitting down, Tomás - the lead singer - asked everyone to stand up and that’s when the real party started.
“Boa memória”, “Amor, a nossa vida” from the new album, and the classics, “Tem de ser”, “Corázon” e “Maneiras más” earned a choir from the audience and a hell lot of compliments being yelled to the stage.
Tomás, Salvador, Domingos, Francisco and Manuel might actually be the present portuguese Beatles. In a small way, but in a very real way they are very, very good.
Photos by Rui Sá || Words by Joana Paiva