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iolanda

A promising singer and songwriter, iolanda released her debut EP 'Cura' in March 2023.

Born in São Pedro de Cova Gala, in Figueira da Foz, the artist moved to Lisbon at the age of 17, but already at 14 she took her first steps in writing. 

Not long afterwards, she started performing in bars and national talent competitions as an even greater gateway into music. Later, she moved to the UK, where she studied Songwriting at BIMM, University of Sussex. 

In iolanda’s music, we hear pop and R&B, without the artist ever compromising on her traditional Portuguese and Iberian roots.

Music video

Live performance

Lyrics of Grito

Ouvi, senti 
O corpo a carregar 
Seguimos assim
Um e outro, um e outro, um e outro

Sou queda livre 
Aviso quando lá chegar 
Entrego-me aqui
Pouco a pouco 

Passos largos, presa na partida
Quero largar o que me deixou ferida
Peço à estrela mãe que faça o dia 
Nascer de novo 

(Ainda arde!)
Transformei cada verso de mim
E entregue à coragem
Que ainda arde, ainda arde
Bate a luz no peito e abre
Sou chama que ainda arde
Ainda arde, ainda arde!

Hoje eu quero provar a mim mesma
Que posso ser o que eu quiser 
Juntar quem me quer bem numa mesa
Perdoar quem me quis ver sofrer

A mim não me enganam (Não! Não!) 
Eu sou todo o tamanho (Sou!)
Ainda lembro, quando era pequena
Eu sonhava primeiro 

Passos largos, presa na partida
Hoje eu largo aquilo que me deixou ferida
E peço à estrela mãe que faça o dia 
Nascer de novo 

(Ainda arde!)
Transformei cada verso de mim
E entregue à coragem
Que ainda arde, ainda arde
Bate a luz no peito e abre
Sou chama que ainda arde
Ainda arde, ainda arde!

Sou chama que ainda arde, ainda arde
Sou chama que ainda arde, ainda arde
Arde, arde… 

Transformei cada verso de mim
E entregue à coragem
Que ainda arde, ainda arde
Bate a luz no peito e abre
Sou chama que ainda arde
Ainda arde, ainda arde!
I heard it, I felt my body carrying me
We keep going
One and the other, one and the other, one and the other
I'm free falling, I'll let you know when I get there
I surrender myself, little by little

Long strides, stuck in the starting line
I want to let go of what hurt me
I ask the morning star to make the day rise again

(It still burns) I've transformed every verse within me
(It still burns) And given in to the courage that still burns, still burns
Beats the light in my chest and opens
I'm a flame that still burns, still burns, still burns

Today I want to prove to myself
That I can be whatever I want (whatever I want)
Gather those who love me around a table
Forgive those who wanted to see me suffer
I can't be fooled (no, no)
I am whole (I am)
I still remember when I was little
I dreamed first

Long strides, stuck in the starting line
I want to let go of what hurt me
I ask the morning star to make the day rise again

(It still burns) I've transformed every verse within me
(It still burns) And given in to the courage that still burns, still burns
Beats the light in my chest and opens
I'm a flame that still burns, still burns, still burns

I'm a flame that still burns, still burns
I'm a flame that still burns, still burns
It burns, it burns, it burns

I've transformed every verse within me
And given in to the courage that still burns, still burns
Beats the light in my chest and opens
I'm a flame that still burns, still burns, still burns