LINA_ Ra​ü​l Refree


Two incredible musicians generating an intense , moving and very special musical relationship.

During a Fado night, the voices are authentic: no external amplification, no adornments, no filters. Just nerve, talent, soul, passion.

Raül Refree understands passion well, he produced “Los Angeles”, the album that revealed to the world the phenomenon Rosalía, and he had no doubt when he heard Lina singing at Clube de Fado one of the most renowned Fado venues, home to many great singers and great musicians carefully nurtured by Mário Pacheco, guitarist to the stars, including the eternal Amália. There in a solemn, authentic moment, Raül Refree was blown away by Lina´s voice.

The idea of getting together in the studio was immediate. Shortly after, they met at a special recording studio, outside Lisbon.

There, surrounded by vintage synthesizers, Moogs and Arps, Oberheims and Rolands, but also with a piano nearby, Raül framed Lina’s voice in analog clouds; Fado’s traditional guitars only in our imagination, but the strength of this truthful voice all there, all the time.

Lina proved herself more than a match.

A close student of Amália’s work, she selected some timeless classics from the Diva’s repertoire, to be used as a basis to communicate. As if this project was born out of a search for the haunting, the haunted essence.

Raül and Lina agreed they ought to explore Amália’s repertoire, removing the instrumental dogmas of fado, while maintaining the profundity of the soul.

Raül Refree’s long career as a challenging pop producer working  with dozens of artists, from Sílvia Perez Cruz to  El Niño de Elche or Lee Ranaldo, not to mention Rosálía, is an artist of extraordinary intuition.

Lina, a voice matured by the nights in Fado venues, her own devotion to Amália and all the great voices she has heard, felt, and studied, is a truly special artist. She sounds as if she is part of the history, listening to the divas’ voices echoing in the side streets of her imagination. She is true, she is profoundly moving

In songs such as “Barco Negro” or “Foi Deus”, “Ave Maria Fadista”, “Medo” or “Gaivota”, each of them a monument in the history of Fado, Lina becomes a complete, truthful, talented artist whose voice haunts us all. Her performances are, above all, human, moving, ripping the words out of the heart rather than shaping them with the technique she knows. And her delivery shines a new light on Fado through the arrangements prepared by Raül Refree. Without any tricks or any filters, but with artistry, giving Fado a unique electronic approach underlining its universal condition.

The record was released worldwide by Glitterbeat records on January 2020 and enthusiastically acclaimed by European media. The project has also been distinguished with several awards and nominations.