Duda Beat is known as the “Queen of Pop Suffering,” which addresses love disappointments in a straightforward and straightforward manner.
The songs by Pernambuco artist Duda Beat begin with an outburst of frustrated love relationships and self-love messages. After the release of her debut album, Sorry, in 2018, the singer gained national attention and earned the moniker “queen of pop suffering.” However, there is a lot more to this story of adversity.
Eduarda Bittencourt, her birth name, always sang informally, in church, forming a band at school or at night, but she also tried medicine a few times before finding herself in music after a 10-day silent spiritual retreat. The experience was crucial to the artist’s career.
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Duda Beat way to the first disc
Duda Beat spent his vacations in Rio de Janeiro throughout his life. So, after graduating from high school, she relocated to Rio de Janeiro to pursue her dream of studying medicine. To pay for the preparatory course and survive, the artist cleaned and sang in bars and nightclubs on weekends. She gave up medicine after a few failed attempts, studied political science, and pursued a career as an artist.
As a result, she took part in the album Servicio (2013) by Castello Branco, a long-time friend. They, along with other artists from Rio de Janeiro’s underground scene, were instrumental in the artistic formation and incorporation of Duda Beat music. Cicero, Alice Caymmi, Mahmundi, and Letrux are just a few examples.
A spiritual retreat during which he spent ten days in silence provided the necessary click for Duda Beat. After two romantic disappointments with musicians, the singer went to the retreat on the advice of a friend.
There, she reflected and meditated, and self-awareness led her to the realization that she should take the place of the men she had fallen in love with and sing about the subject. As a result, she gave the songs to her friend Tomás Tróia, who produced the first album.
I am Really sorry
The debut album contains 11 songs about confessions, pain, romanticism, and disappointments, including Bédi Beat and Back to Bad. On the other hand, there is detachment, as in the singer’s biggest hit, Bixinho, which is responsible for national projection. In a nutshell, this is an album about and for those who have suffered as a result of love, but it no longer hurts.
The arrangements, which clearly show the influences of Duda Beat and producer Tomás Tróia, draw attention in addition to the lyrics.
Northeastern traditional rhythms are present, as are current elements such as bossa nova, samba, brega, R&B, and axé (the artistic name Beat is a contraction of manguebeat, a cultural movement from Pernambuco). All of this is composed of synthetic arrangements mixed with traditional instruments.
The album was well-received by the public and critics, prompting Duda Beat to participate in several festivals across Brazil and form collaborations with other artists such as Ivete Sangalo, Adriana Calcanhoto, Tiago Iorc, Gaby Amarantos, and Rashid.
Furthermore, it received the 2018 APCA New Artist Trophy, which is sponsored by the So Paulo Association of Art Critics, the Brazilian Music Multishow Award, which is new in 2019, and the WME Awards for Best Show in the same year.
The success formula
In addition to what has already been stated, there are some reasons for the popularity of Duda Beat. The first one is in pain. After all, who hasn’t suffered for love or experienced that minor elbow ache?
As people identify with the story, talking about it brings the artist closer to the audience. Another critical point is to discuss the ephemerality of relationships.
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Finally, the manner in which all of these subjects are approached favors the closeness of artist and audience, because Duda’s lyrics are simple and to the point, frequently putting his finger in the wound.