Posted 22-03-2023

Ão is a Belgian-Portuguese foursome, bringing a unique blend of saudade, electronic and indie music, of which the new single ‘Avó’ is a perfect illustration. The international aspect of the project is becoming more and more tangible, since their previous single ‘Mulher’ made it to the playlist of, amongst others, KEXP in Seattle. Also Ão is coming to Lisbon, Portugal, on 2 April, supporting dEUS in the majestic Coliseu dos Recreios. What an honour!

‘Avó’ is based on a story Brenda's (singer Ão) mother brought back from her native Mozambique. She lived as a child in a village on the Zambezi River, and on the edge of that village lived an old, wise lady. There are many crocodiles in the Zambezi, but that lady knew when it was safe for children to swim and play in the river. They called her “a avó dos crocodilos”, the “grandmother of the crocodiles”. And so that's what the song is about.

Ão is leaving on tour soon: dates to follow shortly.