Pabllo Vittar is back with her new album Noitada, released last night (Feb. 8). The Brazilian drag superstar teams up with artists like Anitta, Gloria Groove, and Mc Carol to put an electronica edge on funk carioca music.
Vittar has positioned herself as one of pop’s top drag singers. She made history last April as the first drag artist to perform at Coachella. Vittar is the most-followed drag queen on Instagram with 12.7 million followers. Over the years, she has gone global and collaborated with artists like Lady Gaga, Charli XCX, Thalia, and Rina Sawayama.
Noitada, which translates to “Night Out” in English, is Vittar’s fifth album. The 11-track LP lives up to its name, delivering multiple after-hours club bangers. “With each album I release, I try to tell a story,” Vittar said in a statement. “For example, in my fourth and last album, Batidão Tropical, I embraced nostalgia and reflected on my childhood, where I was able to explore a more sunny daytime environment and reference Brazilian Forró. Now, with Noitada, I’m exploring the elements of the night, where we can be whoever and whatever we want.”
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Anitta, who Vittar has previously collaborated with, features on two songs. The Brazilian stars joined forces for the album’s centerpiece, “Balinha de Coração.” Backed by glitchy Brazilian funk beats, Vittar and Anitta trade verses about their addictive, candy-coated love. Another frenetic dance track that Anitta features on is “Calma Amiga Interlude” with DJ Ramemes.
Noitada also includes Vittar’s previous singles like the alluring “Descontrolada” with Mc Carol and the bewitching “Ameianoite” featuring fellow drag star Gloria Groove. Among the other Brazilian acts on Vittar’s album are O Kannalha on the red-hot “Penetra” and MC Tchelinho and DJ Tonias on the slick “Apetitosa.” With this futuristic LP, Vittar claims the crown of the queen of the night for herself.