Bala Desejo are the Latin Grammy award-winning group from Brazil. They are at the forefront of Rio de Janeiro’s artistic renaissance, channelling influences of Brazilian '60s Tropicália, '70s psychedelia and MPB to create a nostalgic, yet joyfully, avant-garde sound. A modern-day Novos Baianos or Mutantes, but definitely not an imitation.
The band is comprised of four distinct characters, each one an incredible talent in their own right and each with impressive credentials in the Brazilian Independent music scene. Central to the resurgent Rio de Janeiro musical community, the quartet of Dora Morelenbaum, Julia Mestre, Lucas Nunes and Zé Ibarra thrive in a group dynamic. They formed Bala Desejo to play collaboratively for a festival date in 2021, but when that show became a victim of pandemic shutdowns the idea for an album project materialised.