Leela

Leela

 São Paulo, São Paulo, BRA
BandRockPop

Biography

“Leela”, the first album, was released in 2004 by EMI with the hits "Te Procuro", which was part of the soundtrack of the soap opera "Malhação", “Ver O Que Faço” e “Odeio Gostar”, whose video was in the Top 10 on MTV. With the successful launch, the band was awarded Best New Artist at MTV’s Video Music Brasil 2005, nominated for Rock’s Best New Album category at the Latin Grammy in 2005, and Best New Artist of the year in the "Kid’s Choice Award” (Nickelodeon), Faustão and Multishow Award. The band went on a long tour all around Brazil and also performed with Canadian singer Avril Lavigne in her tour through Brazil. They were also on Brazil’s major TV shows as Domingão Faustão, Caldeirão do Huck, Programa do Jô, Estação Globo, among others.

"Pequenas Caixas," the second album, was released in 2007 by Universal Music and featured an innovative campaign. "O Troço do Leela" involved the release of the videoclip for the song "Pequenas Caixas" with hidden codes that led to promotions and unpublished content, a unique videogame, an arcade version of the game which is taken to concerts for the amusement of the fans; projections of the video over buildings walls in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, besides participating in the most popular TV shows in Brazil. Leela’s official Youtube was the most accessed 1 Most Viewed (This Month) in the music category during its launch. The song "Pequenas Caixas" was part of the soundtrack of the soap opera “Água Na Boca” (Band).

Inspired by comics series book "Sandman", the song "Mundo Visionário” was written by the duo Bianca / Rodrigo in partnership with the poet Fausto Fawcett. The lyrics are about The Endless - Death, Dream, Desire, Delirium, Destiny, Despair and Destruction - making a counterpoint to the sweet line melody "Life is Beautiful, the Eternal Question ..." creating an intimate atmosphere, and the same time disturbing.

The video for “Mundo Visionário” was directed by VJ’s Marcos Mion and André Vasco. As in the movie "Dogville" by Lars Von Trier, the stage set is invisible (no walls, doors or windows) and marked by a circle divided into four, which are the worlds of Bianca, Rodrigo, Tchago and PHD. Each member of Leela shares his intimate and personal world, with objects brought from their homes that reflect their tastes and personalities. In another dimension of time / space, The Endless (played by actor Wagner Davilla) represents the seven characters of Sandman interfering in the worlds of the members of Leela.

Currently the band is in the studio finishing recording their third album with producer Fernando Sanches.

Discography

Leela EP 3 songs (2001)
Leela EP 5 songs (2002)
Leela (first album) (2004) - EMI
Pequenas Caixas (2007) - Universal