Alexia Bomtempo

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About Alexia Bomtempo

Alexia Bomtempo is a Brazilian-American singer and songwriter. Possessed of a limpid, airy, nearly crystalline soprano, her work exists at the intersection of Brazilian MPB, samba, bossa nova, jazz, and what she calls "cinematic dream pop with a tropical indie rock twist." Astrolábio, her 2008 EMI debut, was an eclectic, breezy set of romantic sambas, ballads, and pop songs produced by Dadi (Eduardo Magalhães de Carvalho) that included gloriously rendered English-language covers of the Police's "Roxanne" and Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour." In 2017, she collaborated with her husband, guitarist/producer Jake Owen, and producer David Boyle in a Texas studio on Chasing Storms and Stars, a set of originals that reflected the pair's entwined Brazilian and West Texas roots. She returned to Bahian grooves with 2020's Suspiro for Ropeadope. The program included a cover of Peggy Lee's iconic "I'm in Love Again" arranged as a bossa nova.