Considered by some as "the Prince of Melancholy" or as "the most contemporary Fado singer", Duarte presents (or presents himself) "Só a Cantar".
After singing the end of a relationship, in the four acts of "Sem Dor nem Piedade", Duarte now sings an album of stories that have overcame loneliness. A record that praises the ability of being alone and the ability to follow his own path one.
With the production by João Gil, "Só a Cantar" is composed of eleven themes. The artistic guidance is of Aldina Duarte who contributes with her authentic and significant experience of work in Fado, pointing out which were the best melodies of the traditional Fado that would serve Duarte lyrics.
In "Só a Cantar", in addition to the original theme composed by José Mário Branco, five traditional Fados are reinvented, four unpublished themes by Duarte and one theme from the Cancioneiro Popular Alentejano (Alentejo's popular chants).
The registering of the grays, the backset attitude and the non-importance towards the mainstream are factors that mark the path of the Fado singer/songwriter and confirm that "Só a Cantar" as an object of its own space, in Duarte's artistic manifest.
"Because to do it again is to take care of the contents, without getting lost in the illusion of effects."