Madalena Alberto releases ‘Foreign Sketches – Live Studio Recording’ an album in which the West End star performs her own songs solely accompanied by guitar.
Born in Lisbon and moved to London on her own when she was 17, Madalena Alberto played last year the role of Fantine in the acclaimed 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables with rave reviews. Her next theatrical project will be the new production of Godspell directed by Michael Strassen at London’s Union Theatre. She previously had starred in such shows as Fame (UK Tour), Chicago (Kuala Lumpur), Zorro the Musical (West End) and Over the Threshold (Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Off-West End). Alongside her theatre work, Madalena has found herself in music and in expressing her life experiences through songs.
“Here is the first draft on the selected sketches. Foreign by nature, as is mine, and presented in their rawest form. Blown wide open, letting the stories, emotions, sensations, live through a voice and a guitar.
Their blueprints are constantly mutating themselves, choosing new friends, new sounds… But that will be then. This is now.” says Madalena regarding her ‘Foreign Sketches’.
Brilliant modern day poet with a unique beautiful voice, Madalena expresses universal feelings about emancipation, dreams, drugs, sex, betrayal and jealously, to name a few experiences we all connect with.
1. Hispanic Feeling
2. Break me Down
3. Gypsy’s Lament
4. Flying Van
5. Growing Wings
6. Lover’s Lament
7 Wish it were me
8. Lemon Tree
9. For Free
10. Foreign to Myself *
11. Mr Player *
All songs composed and performed live by Madalena Alberto
* and second guitar by Dan Cooper Recorded and mixed at Rodel Sound
‘Foreign Sketches – Live Studio Recording’ is exclusively available to listen, download or order on Madalena Alberto’s official website: www.madalenaalberto.com/music.htm