Joey Waronker & Mauro Refosco Are Jomoro. Debut Album Blue Marble Sky Out June 4 Via Sony Music Masterworks
JOEY WARONKER & MAURO REFOSCO ARE
DEBUT ALBUM BLUE MARBLE SKY OUT JUNE 4 VIA SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS
“SAUDADES DE LÁ” FEATURING BRAZILIAN SONGSTRESS KARINA BUHR
NEW TRACK OUT TODAY – LISTEN HERE
ALBUM INCLUDES ADDITIONAL VOCAL FEATURES FROM SHARON VAN ETTEN,
LUCIUS, KARINA BUHR & BRANDON MARKELL HOLMES
JOMORO today unveil “Saudades de lá,” the latest track from their forthcoming debut album Blue Marble Sky, out Friday, June 4 and available for preorder now via Sony Music Masterworks. With soaring vocals from Brazilian songstress Karina Buhr, the track’s distinctly Brazilian soundscape evolved as a collaboration with São Paulo-based multi-instrumentalist, producer and mixer Bruno Buarque, who contributed percussion, bass, clavinet and vocals to “Saudades de lá” – LISTEN HERE.
Meeting at the convergence of electronic and organic percussions, JOMORO is the moniker for the duo of…
JOEY WARONKER – Veteran drummer of session and live renown with the likes of Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Adele, Beck, Roger Waters, Air and R.E.M., and full-fledged member of Ultraista and Atoms for Peace, the latter of which also featured bandmate…
MAURO REFOSCO – International percussionist hailing from Brazil to Broadway—specifically David Byrne’s American Utopia—with additional credits ranging from Vampire Weekend and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Dirty Projectors, Bebel Gilberto and Caetano Veloso, among others.
With Brazilian flavor, alternative energy and an experimental expanse, the malleable nature of JOMORO’s music is on full display in the 12 tracks encompassing Blue Marble Sky, their debut full-length out Friday, June 4.
Blue Marble Sky was written, played and produced by Joey and Mauro, who made the most of their pandemic downtime trading files bi-coastally, and enlisting collaborators such as bassist Gabe Noel (Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington), trumpeter Michael Leonheart (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars) and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Mooney (Other Lives).
“Saudades de lá” is the latest offering from Blue Marble Sky and is one of two tracks on the album featuring vocals from Brazilian singer-songwriter Karina Buhr. It arrives on the heels of the release of “Until We Equal,” a baile-funk track with pulsating synths and politically-charged vocals from Brandon Markell Holmes. JOMORO was initially introduced in March with album opener “Mirror,” an instrumental track that has continued to find fans at radio with adds at KCRW, WXPN, KEXP and more. Among the album’s numerous vocal highlights are lead single “Delicate Butterfly,” which features “shimmering vocals” (Rolling Stone) from Lucius, as well as the beautifully downtempo “Nest” with vocals from Sharon Van Etten.
Ultimately, the myriad of styles and soundscapes represented on JOMORO’s Blue Marble Sky come together in one fluid and fascinating motion, culminating in a multi-tiered collection of music that showcases the breadth of Joey and Mauro’s backgrounds while drawing upon the talents of former collaborators and friends.
JOMORO – BLUE MARBLE SKY
2. No Air
3. Nest – featuring Sharon Van Etten
4. Saudades de lá – featuring Karina Buhr
5. Water Lilies
6. Acordar e Perfumar – featuring Karina Buhr
7. Until We Equal – featuring Brandon Markell Holmes
8. Ant Farm
9. Sargasso Sea
10. Delicate Butterfly – featuring Lucius
11. Marching Camels
12. Broken Nest