He already has several interviews throughout the morning, but Salvador Sobral (Lisbon, 1989) does not care.

On the contrary, he loves to talk and interact with people.

He receives METRÓPOLI himself at the Madrid headquarters of Warner Music, his record label, to talk about the new album, his summer tour, his delicate health (fortunately something in the past), his professional life and, of course, of the consequences of being

the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017

. He looks happy. Finally, after months of confinement, he is about to get on stage once more to do what he likes the most, sing before the public, on a tour that will take him through Spain (Madrid and Malaga), Portugal and Italy up to late summer. In the capital, Sobral stars in the start of the concert cycle of this edition of

Veranos de la Villa

, recently inaugurated, where he will present his new work on Tuesday, July 6 at the Conde Duque Cultural Center (10.30 pm; price: 18 euros) ,

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, the third of his career (the first composed entirely by him) and which he has described as "a jazz album, but with a lot of curiosity about pop, indie and even rock".

Before starting the talk, a request on his part: "Please, be good with in the headline" ... and it is explained: "A few weeks ago, a British publication put something in the title of the interview that I had not said and led to confusion, and I don't like that at all. "

Are you worried about your image in the press?

No not at all;

I have a lot of worries, but I am outraged when something you say is out of context, because it is not the truth.

Even so, I understand that today we are hostages of the click tyranny. Are you aware of social networks? Look, this is my mobile [shows a basic Nokia less than 60 euros without Internet access].

It is made for people like me, who don't want to get hooked on the phone all the time.

I know myself, if I had a

smart phone

I'd be watching what people say all day. I have an addictive personality and I know that it is healthier for me not to have access to the networks all the time. I only check email and my networks twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, and only through my computer. But do you take them into account? I am aware of its importance and I have a person who takes care of my accounts. I know that you have to

water them

every day as one more form of promotion. I was born to sing and that is what I want to reflect on them. For example, the other day I got into Spotify for Artists and discovered that the second city where my single was heard the most was in Sofia (Bulgaria), where I have never been and I would love to. I told the person who takes me to

Twitter

to

post

about that, and two weeks later, we were in talks to go perform there. So, yes, I am informed and as a professional tool, I am very aware of the networks. Did you see the Eurovision final? I could not because I was at a concert, but I know who won. Someone very eccentric, who has nothing to do with me nor with my music, but that always happens, the rarest wins. I was the rarest of my edition, in the sense of rare, someone who is different. It can be a woman with a beard or one who sings real ... That hits and then wins.

What do you owe the festival? For me it was a before and after. At that time I was very sick with my heart and I did not live it consciously. My body created a defense mechanism by which I was emotionally numb and distant, because I just wanted to survive. I lived it very calmly and without thinking much about it. It was two years later, when I performed in Reykjavik and heard people sing my song in Portuguese, that I realized the impact it had. And after giving concerts all over Europe, I reflected on how important Eurovision was to my career. There is no other platform in Europe of such instant popularity and repercussion. From there he passed to another crucial moment in his life, the heart transplant. Not even in a movie script would it be possible that those two things were together. inspired to compose? Like all.I am inspired by a passion that I have for someone, an experience in Stockholm learning Swedish by myself, and so on. My convalescence was like one more experience, but I have to say that my composition process is not usually an inspiration, but a very rational and very conscious process. It is clear that experiences count, but I can't tell you that I suddenly had a ray of inspiration. The way I compose is by saying to myself: "You sit here at three in the afternoon and you only go out when you have something good." I grab the dictionary of rhymes and synonyms and the one of idiomatic expressions and compose. For me, the poetic and romantic thing is singing, composing is rational and a means to sing later. How did you get through the pandemic? Well, at first it was total paranoia. I was a high-risk person and my doctors told me I couldn't go out ...although I finally passed the covid in October. I was alone for a long time, something I don't like at all, and then I started to compose. If he had been with people [his wife, the French actress Jenna Thiam stayed in Paris] he would not have been able to. I am very susceptible to all kinds of external stimuli in life. I love people, talking, going to the movies, to the theater ... I am convinced that I am a singer because I like the human being, interacting and communicating with others and I think that is why I speak so many languages. If I hadn't been alone in my house in Lisbon for so long, I wouldn't have focused as I did and I wouldn't have focused as intensely on the new album. Can you say then that your new job,If he had been with people [his wife, the French actress Jenna Thiam stayed in Paris] he would not have been able to. I am very susceptible to all kinds of external stimuli in life. I love people, talking, going to the movies, to the theater ... I am convinced that I am a singer because I like the human being, interacting and communicating with others and I think that is why I speak so many languages. If I hadn't been alone in my house in Lisbon for so long, I wouldn't have focused as I did and I wouldn't have focused as intensely on the new album. Can you say then that your new job,If he had been with people [his wife, the French actress Jenna Thiam stayed in Paris] he would not have been able to. I am very susceptible to all kinds of external stimuli in life. I love people, talking, going to the movies, to the theater ... I am convinced that I am a singer because I like the human being, interacting and communicating with others and I think that is why I speak so many languages. If I hadn't been alone in my house in Lisbon for so long, I wouldn't have focused as I did and I wouldn't have focused as intensely on the new album. Can you say then that your new job,interact and communicate with the other and I think that's why I speak so many languages. If I hadn't been alone in my house in Lisbon for so long, I wouldn't have focused as I did and I wouldn't have focused as intensely on the new album. Can you say then that your new job,interact and communicate with the other and I think that's why I speak so many languages. If I hadn't been alone in my house in Lisbon for so long, I wouldn't have focused as I did and I wouldn't have focused as intensely on the new album. Can you say then that your new job,

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is it the result of the pandemic? Yes because it started a month before. I got together with Leo Aldrey [Venezuelan composer and producer based in Barcelona] and we started writing songs. Then we confined each of us in their place and talked every day by zoom. What does the title mean? I thought that BPM was a universal acronym: "beats per minute", but in Spanish it is LPM (beats per minute). It is what gives you life and makes you breathe and the same happens in music, the rhythm is what gives it momentum. Songs are life to me and it reminds me of when I was in the hospital, constantly monitored and listened to the beep of the BPM screen. That noise was the only musical element in the room. And it brought me a feeling of familiarity. How many languages ​​do you speak? I see that on this album there are several songs: Spanish, French by osmosis,English, Catalan, a little bit of Swedish, Italian and Portuguese, once you have mastered a Latin language you already know all of them. I love speaking other languages, for me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is mya little bit of Swedish, Italian and Portuguese, once you master a Latin language you already know all of them. I love speaking other languages, for me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is mya little bit of Swedish, Italian and Portuguese, once you master a Latin language you already know all of them. I love speaking other languages, for me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myItalian and Portuguese, once you master a Latin language you already know all of them. I love speaking other languages, for me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myItalian and Portuguese, once you master a Latin language you already know all of them. I love speaking other languages, for me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myonce you master a Latin language you already know all of them. I love speaking other languages, for me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myonce you master a Latin language you already know all of them. I love speaking other languages, for me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myfor me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when it comes to composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myfor me there is no kind of linguistic barrier when it comes to composing. Different languages ​​offer different interpretation possibilities. I compose directly in them, I don't translate. The album sounds calm, but it doesn't reflect your personality. Not at all, people think I'm a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myThe album sounds calm, but it does not reflect your personality. Not at all, people believe that I am a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myThe album sounds calm, but it does not reflect your personality. Not at all, people believe that I am a calm person because of the image or the tone of my voice, but not at all. I am very restless, especially artistically. Musically I like many things and I want to explore everything. I'm obsessed, with languages ​​the same. You classify yourself only in jazz or looking for other musical registers. This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myYou pigeonhole only jazz or you are looking for other musical registers.This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is myYou pigeonhole only jazz or you are looking for other musical registers.This album is not only about jazz. I consider jazz more of a philosophy of life because it is freedom and communication, which is my

modus operandi

. But starting from jazz, there are a lot of things that I like, without gender barriers. I had a ton of references and I wanted to print all of them on disk, from Fiona Apple to Bon Yver. There were many influences but we wanted to create a continuous line for the album. Who is your idol or reference? Naming one is difficult. I have a pot in which I put all the references: Billie Holiday, Silvia Pérez Cruz, Caetano ... Silvia is another dimension, a superior being. When you are at home, what do you listen to? Of everything, now I am obsessed with American hip hop and Portuguese. I'm very interested in rap, the rhythm of the words and the metaphors they use, the

flow

they have ... I really like the Portuguese rapper Plutónio. I would love to make an R&B neo soul album. Do you have full freedom from your record company to compose whatever you want? They have never put limits on what I want to do. They already knew it when we signed: I'm not the guy with the most

streams

; I am a long-term artist and I have 100% artistic freedom. I'm not a

streaming

artist

, I am more of a physical disk. Is your sister, the songwriter and singer Luisa Sobral, still having influence on your music? Yes, of course [the song that won Eurovision was composed by her]. It opened the most important door to this world for me, to study music. When I was playing and singing in bars in Mallorca, where I did two years of Erasmus, he advised me to study music to compose, and I did. She is very sensible and every advice she gives me I follow to the letter. He has a theme on the new album. How was your time in Spain? I started Psychology and wanted to dedicate myself to Sports Psychology, and the University of Mallorca then had a department specialized in that and there I went on Erasmus. There, I started doing

jazz sessions

and a guitarist offered me to earn money singing, which he had never done. Why not? I was touring Mallorca from concert to concert. Sometimes up to three a day, so I stopped going to class. It was the only

Erasmus

with money. I spent two years in Mallorca and two in Barcelona. So you know this country very well, what are your favorite corners? Spain is very diverse and very different from one region to another, that's why I love it. It is so diverse that I always say that, for a tourist who does not have much money, he has to come here, because he is going to visit a lot of different countries in just one. For me it's like being at home. Favorite food? A good potato omelette or a good Majorcan tumbet or a Catalan calçotada ... How have you been being an international star? I don't believe myself a star, really. In Portugal people recognize me, but in Spain, sometimes not so much. Here and in the rest of Europe I have the idyllic reputation that in the street I am calm but at concerts there are many fans. That is a good reputation, the best.In Portugal, people have already understood how I am and in my neighborhood they see me every day and they are very calm, they are not asking me for photos, but asking me about my health. And how are you doing now? I am very well. I play soccer twice a week, I love it and it's a miracle. Every time I go and the game starts I think: one more miracle to be able to play. I hadn't done it since I was 18 because of my heart problems. It is the only sport that I like and do. Do you already have a fourth album in mind? I would like to do a volume two ofI hadn't done it since I was 18 because of my heart problems. It is the only sport that I like and do. Do you already have a fourth album in mind? I would like to do a volume two ofI hadn't done it since I was 18 because of my heart problems. It is the only sport that I like and do. Do you already have a fourth album in mind? I would like to do a volume two of

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.

I really liked working with Leo and with the band [piano: Max Agnas;

double bass: André Rosinha;

drums: Bruno Pedroso and guitar: André Santos].

So, the saying of "winning team does not move" I hope to fulfill it, although tomorrow I can change my mind, I contradict myself a lot.

I would also love to go to South America.

At the moment there is nothing, so if there is an interested promoter reading this, let him call me ... Please, take the boy, he is cheap, he does not charge much.

Two for the price of one ... (laughs).

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