2014's Coisa Boa served as Brazilian songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer Moreno Veloso's first album in 13 years. Coisa Boa was his first album since the completion of the +2 trilogy he made with his friends Domenico Lancelotti and Alexandre Kassin. Veloso co-wrote a number of the songs on the album with Lancelotti, who, along with Kassin, also plays on numerous tracks. They are among a large group of friends – some 30 musicians – recorded in nine different studios: in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Japan and New York. The album features contributions from guitarists Pedro Sá and Arto Lindsay, bassist Melvin Gibbs, pianist Daniel Jobim, keyboardist Rodrigo Bartolo and multi-instrumentalist Takako Minekawa. It is a truly beautiful piece of work and three songs from the album can be heard in Richard Linklater's widely acclaimed coming-of-age epic Boyhood.