Marília Mendonça, one of the most successful singers and songwriters in Brazilian music, died on November 5 in a plane crash when the plane in which he was traveling for a concert crashed in the state of Minas Gerais (southeast of Brazil).
The Minas Gerais Fire Department reported in a note that The popular 26-year-old singer died after the impact of the twin-engine plane in which it was transported with four other people, who also died.
The news shocked the millions of fans of the winner of the Latin Grammy and maximum exponent of Sertaneja music, a kind of country Brazilian with which he achieved great recognition in his country. The tragedy also impacted the singer Dulce María, who managed to record a duet with her.
In conversation with Infobae México, the composer told what it means to launch Friends with benefits, a theme that seeks to empower women, a mission she shares with the late artist, with whom she achieved a “magical connection”, despite not having met personally.
“It has been very strong. In June I started looking for collaborations with people from Brazil, I thought why don’t we do something with someone great from Brazil? And my team there proposed to Marilia and they told me ‘she’s just the top, she’s doing incredible’ and we said ‘you have to ask him to see if he accepts’. The surprise was that he immediately accepted, after three days we already had their voices recorded in Portuguese and Spanish. Everything very magical, everything flowed very surprised, I was very happy, “recalled the former Rebel, who with her character of “Roberta Pardo” enchanted Marília: the Brazilian was a fan of the Mexican soap opera.
“She started taking Spanish classes… she was very famous, she wanted to start an international career. He liked it a lot, he was a fan of Rebel and of “Roberta”. One day before the accident, my PR from Brazil spoke with the producer, one of those who was with her on the plane, he said ‘we have been busy with the tour, but we stayed with the first version ‘because we had done two other more acoustic versions. They had also told us that Marilia liked the Spanish version, ‘”recalled the artist, who considers the fact of having created such a strong connection with the Brazilian inexplicable.
“The next day, at noon, we found out about this terrible tragedy, it had a great impact on me personally. Because of the tragic news, and because I am also a mother and she is a mother, today is her baby’s birthday, she is two years old. For me it was horrible. Things are not by chance, I am also a mother, I have known what it is to be on tour, from plane to plane, leaving family and sacrificing things for this career. I was very moved, she made the song ready, it was also a dream of hers and at the same time she leaves me that giant gift in a dream of mine that is Source (his recent album). There is a special connection that is not exactly conscious.
“There is something greater that unites the paths of people and we were destined for something like that”
The Brazilian program Fantastic broadcast last Sunday, December 12, the video clip of the song, with exclusive images of Dulce María in the studio and unpublished recordings by Marília Mendoça,. Sem Direito ao Amor, the name of the song in Portuguese, is a tribute to the singer, whose dream was to record a featuring international with his admired Dulce María.
“Without knowing her and understanding why she was so loved, she had a huge and generous heart to record with me. Super humble and simple, despite being so listened to in Brazil. He did not have that ego to say ‘let’s see if it suits me’. She did not forget those dreams that she surely had when she was young and saw me in RebelThat’s why people love her so much because she was very authentic, delivered to her audience, ”said the shocked composer.
“Without knowing her she has introduced herself to me, she has let me know who she is. He made the song his own, he sang it very different from what it was, very powerful, with another intention I had to record it again. She was very emotionally strong, I recorded a duet with her already knowing of her death ”.
The singer of songs like What you see is not what I am Y She is moving He revealed what he would say to Marília if he had her in front of her, as he could never have.
“Thank you for giving me this great gift, to come before me and to fulfill your dreams. I know her better than if I had probably talked to her one day. We will always remember, for me it means a lot that an artist this great, such a beautiful human being, has sung with me. We will be very aware of your baby, we will fill him with love, even from afar, that he knows about the beautiful mother he has. At some point we are going to meet again, I would like to give her a big hug, laugh with her, talk ”.