Some jump up goodness for the sunshine: La Musique Du Soleil is a hybrid between a funaná/zouk 80s throwback and a lullaby dedicated to Arp Frique‘s now-5-year old daughter Jesamy, who guests as a toddler on babypiano at the end of the track.
The forthcoming album and film is entitled The Seed, the sequel to the band’s debut Welcome
To The Colorful World of Arp Frique, a fusion of disco and funk interwoven with Caribbean
and Cape Verdean sounds, built upon even more here.
Vocals on this single come from Americo Brito (pictured above with Arp) and Mariseya.
“My daughter is my everything and the main drive for everything I do,” says Arp Frique. “I dedicated this album to her and because this album means so much to me and reflects so much, I also have a full movie almost ready to be released together with the album.
“It’s a mixture of a road movie of me and the live band, mixed with a semi-fictional autobiographical story with the album as a soundtrack, all in VHS. Think Holy Mountain meets Sun Ra movies meets Purple Rain but on a low budget with a VHS-cult vibe to it.”
Radio Verde, Arp and Americo’s compilation of Cape Verdean ‘Dancefloor Music’, is well worth your time too.