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Angolan artist Carla Prata celebrates love on “Certified Freak”

After jumping between England, Angola and Portugal, the singer finally arrived at the Colors studio for a sensual performance of her new single, “Certified Freak.”

Artists from the Portuguese-speaking world continue to make their mark on the Colors platform. After Mayra Andrade, Dino D’Santiago and the young Nenny a few weeks ago, it is now the turn of Carla Prata to step onto the stage of the famous studio. The 20-year-old London-born singer, who grew up between the English capital, Benguela in Angola, and Lisbon, where she now lives, has released a new single just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“Certified Freak” is an ode to female empowerment and sensuality. It is carried by production that combines the best of RnB and trap. Although Carla is a pure RnB artist, whose vocal timbre could be compared to the restrained and stylish Syd of the Californian band The Internet, this new track marks a turning point in her young career. She abandons the afrobeats and baile funk inspirations that permeated her latest EP, Roots, which we discovered back in the spring of 2020.

In an interview for the Portuguese media Rimas e Batidas in 2018, Carla Prata announced: “To be honest, my goal is neither Angola nor Portugal, but really to be recognized internationally.” Already aware of her talent and mature enough to keep perspective, her ambition might have seemed excessive at the dawn of her 18th birthday. Now her horizons have suddenly gotten a load broader thanks to this performance.

 You can listen to “Certified Freak” in our Songs of the Week playlist on Spotify and Deezer.