Damn, Portugal, damn. I really want to like this - it's a jazzier version of the Balkan ballad, over-the-top emotional, hugely built up, sung by a huge-bodied and huge-voiced senhora.
Vânia Fernandes - Senhora do mar
If only. I know it's a well-known tasks of musicologists to identify plagiarisms and melodic copying, and though I generally very lenient with this sort of thing this is going to run into huge problems. Because, essentially, the chorus has been lifted melodically and rhythmically from "Crucified" by Army of Lovers. Which happens to be one of the strongest tracks from a brilliant album. Like I said, it's a pity.
Essential EP’s #13
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