Marito Marques releases video for new single, “Amor Ao Longe”

Toronto’s Multi-GRAMMY, Latin GRAMMY, and JUNO Award-nominated contributing drummer, composer, and producer Marito Marques has unveiled his new single, “Amor Ao Longe”.

Featuring two of Portugal’s most celebrated new voices, MARO, a solo artist who also performs with multi-GRAMMY winning UK artist Jacob Collier, and Salvador Sobral, the winner of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, “Amor Ao Longe” is a spellbinding, romantic journey of longing.

“‘Amor Ao Longe’ tells us about a love lived at a distance through a melody that immediately captivates, guided by the voices of MARO and Salvador Sobral,” says Marques. “This is the first time where these two stars sing together.”

Marques is the sole composer of “Amor Ao Longe” with lyrics by the renowned lyricist Paulo Abreu Lima, who has worked with Sting and the Portuguese Fado star Mariza. With Lima’s lyrics, MARO’s dusky alto and Sobral’s soulful tenor weave back and forth beautifully in a dance of two lovers desperately longing to close the distance of time and space between them. Marques’ subtle to dramatic percussion, Francisco Sales’ and Carlos Garcia’s gorgeous and complimentary guitar and piano work, along with the superb string trio of Nicole Marques on violin, Aleksandar Gajic on viola, and Bryan Holt on cello provide an exquisite bed to carry the achingly romantic story on.

Recorded at Toronto’s GMP Studios, “Amor Ao Longe” is the second single from Marques’ third full-length album, A Ponte.

“The album is based on the essence of traditional Portuguese music, reinventing it without any barriers or prejudices,” explains Marques.

Check out “Amor Ao Longe” below, and stay connected with Marito via his socials.

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