Equally at home singing samba, jazz and ballads to funk-heavy pop hits, Roston has worked closely on the EP with Ed Côrtes, an internationally respected Brazilian musician and composer who’s worked on a variety of projects such as film soundtracks (including the Oscar-nominated ‘City Of God’), contemporary dance and ballet music, as well as chart-topping Brazilian pop hits. Thanks to a serendipitous introduction while Sarah was working on a play about Amy Winehouse, the two started working together to explore and express their own interpretations of Brazilian music. In 2019, after a chance meeting between Ed and their music team, it was clear to Audio Network that Sarah was a major talent in waiting.
Taken from her debut EP of the same name, “Eu Incomodo” (I Bother) is a melting pot of funk, soul, reggaetón and traditional Brazilian rhythms and melodies, all brought to life throughRoston’s raw vocal talent.
Filmed in downtown São Paulo, the video is a marked challenge to the country’s far-right political regime, and draws inspiration from the neglected communities currently under threat. Scenes of homelessness and the “favela” in the Paraisópolis neighbourhood are shown throughout; capturing the unity, positivity and happiness that can exist in those spaces despite extremely challenging circumstances. The result is a message of optimism and comradery, spirited by the groove-based music and dance choreography.