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Azealia Banks Gives Bossa Nova a Shot With ‘Chega De Saudade’

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 25: Azealia Banks performs for fans during Splendour in the Grass on July 25, 2015 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Cassandra Hannagan/Getty Images)

What’s unfortunate about Azealia Banks Twitter flare-ups — besides often being hateful — is how they overshadow her primary talent: Maximizing her eclectic tastes with her supreme songwriting ability. Banks delivered a reminder through a cover of “Chega De Saudade,” which is believed to be the first recorded bossa nova song. It’s her first release since the vitriolic attacks on Zayn Malik and 14-year-old Disney star Skai Jackson that led to her Twitter exile.

Listen to the cover, sung exceptionally in Portuguese, below. Feel free to give João Gilberto’s most famous version a listen, too.