So perhaps you’ve noticed each New Albion that opens each album has a latin themed tint from the era. Steampunk has the tango, Dieselpunk has a cuban thing going (the horns could have been more cuban but i ended up really liking that tinge of game show theme). Indeed, throughout the SO the narrator’s music usually carries that tango feel in some way.
The AO will have a singing Narrator again and she will need her own music. We’re continuing with the latin tinged theme (you know i originally thought of setting New Albion as Buenos Aires in a parallel universe where the British colonized South America with the same ferocity as North America?), and thus the clear choice for music style is Bossa Nova.
Bossa nova was born in and its great heyday was the 50s and 60s. Perfect Atompunk era.
We’ll get more into Bossa Nova in future posts (to be honest, i have a deadline and can’t do a long or researched post). But for today, here’s some bossa nova for your evening. (One note: i hate The Girl From Ipanema. HATE that song. Please do not bring it up or assume i will use it as reference. That song annoys the living **** out of me.)
Karen Souza here. She’s awesome and these covers are awesome. So i’m posting three. Because three is an awesome number.