FM PREMIERE: Muca presents ‘Like This Before’, a summer experience together with Roberto Menescal and Celeste Caramanna

"The experience of recording with Menescal was one of the strongest music experiences I’ve ever had"
6th July 2023

Muca, otherwise known as Murillo Sguillaro, is a Brazilian musician and producer based in London. Like This Before is a fresh collab with the amazing singer Celeste Caramanna and his second song with the legendary Brazilian Bossa Nova guitarist Roberto Menescal.

Get ready to be taken to a place that’s even more amazing than Ipanema Beach and London Fields on a gorgeous sunny day!

This new single is a perfect introduction to his most exciting project: It’s his collaboration with Roberto Menescal and incredible singers worldwide. To bring a whole new atmosphere to Bossa Nova and create something to inspire future musicians.

Like This Before has a vibrant feel that embraces its Brazilian heritage and honours the Bossa Nova style.

When the iconic acoustic guitar style of Menescal meets the soft and delicious voice of Celeste Caramanna, it’s like a delight for your ears. This collaboration really drives home how timeless and amazing this sixty-year-old genre is. It still manages to captivate people of all ages, from kids to young at heart.

Menescal‘s guitar play adds some soft vibrations to the melody, while Muca‘s talent for merging old and new makes the song sound unique.

Muca flew all the way to Rio just to record the track with Menescal. After finishing the recordings, Muca personally chose the perfect singer for the song.

When he was trying to come up with a name for this song, Caramanna popped into his head right away. It was an obvious choice since Muca saw Caramanna that night when he met Menescal at the Pizza Live Express in London. 

As for the song and the experience, Caramanna says: “It’s simply amazing, unbelievable…because Roberto Menescal is a reference for everyone, he’s a piece of history…and I feel a lot of respect, admiration and gratefulness for what he’s done…he’s part of something that became very important in my life… it’s incredible for me to think of myself working with him, I couldn’t ever expect that to happen one day”.

Then, speaking of working with Menescal and what’s coming, Muca says: “These couple of tracks I recorded were a game changer for me, and the experience of recording with Menescal was one of the strongest music experiences I’ve ever had. And because of that, I couldn’t stop thinking of inviting him to record an album together, which he not only accepted but said he was really happy to do so. I can’t believe that it is happening.”