Carla Pontes releases the second single “Andorinha”, which will be part of the album “O Mar em Mim”

Album presentation concert scheduled for July 30, in Lagoa

Carla Pontes – Photo: Dina Rito


The singer Carla Pontes has released the second single, entitled “Andorinha”, which will be part of the album “O Mar em Mim”, her first album of original Portuguese music, which will be released on July 1st.

“O Mar em Mim” includes 12 new songs, after years of projects in the field of classical music.

«The theme “Swallow” tells us about a condition, of nostalgia, of places that call us, of dreams that take time to come true, of the nature of our being and of listening to the call. Sometimes we feel that it is too late, that we are not capable. Sometimes we feel that we can no longer fly because we have a broken wing, but keeping the dream gives us wide wings»

This is the second single from the debut album by Portuguese soprano Carla Pontes, in a neo-fadista aesthetic, with world music accents and a contemporary touch with electronic elements. However, classical instruments are still present mixed together.

O album "The Sea in Me" will be launched on the 1st of July, with a concert scheduled for the 30th of July, at 21 pm, at the Carlos do Carmo Auditorium, in Lagoa.

The presentation concert has the support of the Municipality of Lagoa (Algarve) and the cultural association Ideias do Levante. Admission is free, but required book in advance by clicking here.


Voices/Voices Carla Pontes
Lyrics and music/Lyrics and music by Carla Pontes and Barqueiro
Produced/produced by Barqueiro
Musical arrangements and programming/Arrangements and programming Barqueiro
Boatman Mixes/Mixes
Mastering/Mastering by Juan Garcia Petri – Valenzo Studios
Recorded/Recorded at Barqueiro de Oz studio between June 2021 and April 2022.
Guest Musician/Special Guest Sunita Mamtani (cello)



If I were a swallow
Broken wing, migrant
No longer having faith in my flight

It would
If that place in my heart
miss the call

The longing, once hidden
in solitude
That doesn't risk a horizon dream

Keeping the dream gives me wings, wide
And I know that I will return to my place
And heal my cry
in this corner

trapped soul,
imagining my condition
no feathers
and lover of the air

And I'm fantasizing the arrival
There where the dawn always rises