Monica da Silva's album “Brasilissima”, is a throwback to the days of vintage Bossa Nova, but has plenty of modern elements and edge. Da Silva brings her cultural diversity to her music, seamlessly flowing between English and Portuguese, and blending Bossa Nova with Pop sensibility.
The first single "Aí Então", is also featured on Putumayo World Music compilation “Brazilian Beat”, and on the Silver Angel Records release “Ibiza Beats”. The upbeat, psychedelic-inspired “That’s Not The Way” was chosen by the music director of ESPN to be played during the programming of The World Cup in 2014, alongside recording artists Coldplay, Sergio Mendes, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Stan Getz, and Astrud Gilberto.
Acontece Magazine- "The future of Bossa Nova with the face of youth today”.
Chris Nickson- The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide To World Music- “Da Silva is doing something unique with Brazilian music, following her own Muse, and sounding spectacular. Brasilissima has touches of “samba and bossa, and even a small nod toward the very percussive axé music, but, along with partner Chad Alger, who shares playing, production and compositional credits, she’s created a hybrid that’s her own, and ridiculously addictive.”
MTV Tracklist- “Uma busca da ambientação perfeita para que a música realmente se transformasse em uma história no imaginário das pessoas.”