She’s the talented singer who made up one half of 2B — Portugal’s act at Eurovision 2005.
And last week Luciana Abreu finally unleashed her full potential with the release of her long-awaited debut album and her summer single “El Camarón” (The Shrimp).
A follow-up to her insta-hits “Tu e Eu” and “Fica Também“, Miss Abreu proves she’s got plenty of more fire in her as she serves fierce Iberian realness while singing entirely in Spanish. Olé, you slay!
LUCIANA ABREU “EL CAMARÓN”
Channeling summer chic, the video sees her dancing to her own fierce rhythm in two distinct outfits: a thigh-skimming sequinned jersey with knee-high boots, and a barely-there one-piece swimsuit with an exotic flora motif.
Banging body and dazzling looks in place, Luciana continues her summer clichés (that’s not a slight) with some entertaining lyrics. Apparently the song was inspired by an allergy attack she suffered after eating shrimp. The episode left her hospitalised, but gave rise to the inspired pop-EDM number.
Every cloud has a silver lining, and this one smells of the ocean. As she says in the chorus:
Camarón, camarón, hay que picazón (Shrimp, shrimp, it’s making me itch)
Se me pone la cara roja y mi palpita el corazón (It gets my face red and my heart beating)
Camarón, camarón, el cuerpo empieza a sudar (Shrimp, shrimp, my body starts to sweat)
Y el marisco me pone a bailar y a goza (And the seafood gets me dancing and enjoying)
At one point Portugal’s princess of the people takes us around the world naming all the continents. From Europe to Asia to Australia to…America. Forget North and South — if Luciana is selling, we’re buying. (And probably at the fish market).
Luciana knows how to have fun and will get everyone dancing with this one. Just check out the combined views of the lyric video and official music video, which have already scored more than a half a million views in a week. Not bad at all.
“Luciana Abreu” — her first album — entered the Top 30 in sales during its first week out and is expected to climb the charts in the coming weeks as she intensifies promotional work and plans her tour.
What do you think of Luciana’s new single? Are you feeling the breezy summer vibes of “El Cameron”? Would you like to see her back at Eurovision for Portugal next year? And do you eat shrimp? Let us know in the comments section below!
FOLLOW ALL OUR NEW MUSIC REVIEWS
Listen to our new music playlist on Spotify.
FOLLOW ALL OUR PORTUGAL EUROVISION 2017 NEWS