Carolina Lins & Os Planatos - I Predict A Riot 7"
Carolina Lins & Os Planatos present an infectious reworking of the Kaiser Chiefs’ classic “I Predict A Riot”. Appealing to those who are fans of Musica Popular Brasileira, the Kaiser Chiefs and football alike, this track is a sweltering funky take on the British anthem.
Sitting amidst irresistible Brazilian classics on the soundtrack of ‘Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football’, the film tells the story of Carlos Henrique Raposo, known to all as Kaiser. In the 1980s and 1990s, Brazil were the most glamorous football team in the world; with the likes of Zico, Socrates, Romario and Ronaldo turning the team game into an art form. However, Brazil also had the greatest football player never to have played the game.
Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Kaiser grew up dreaming of escaping poverty to become a professional footballer. He lacked the talent to do so by conventional means, so he constructed an elaborate alternate reality that enabled him to join some of the most iconic clubs in the world.
In reworking the track Myles teamed up with the film’s composers Simon Elmsand Colin Smith (The Shapeshifters) and the vocal stylings of Brazilian singer Caru Lins - coming together as Carolina Lins & Os Planatos. As football fans, the Kaiser Chiefs loved the story and had only one request: that this version was to sound like it was the 1980s original.
As the original track features a multitude of British colloquialisms and references to Leeds, Myles worked with a translator to shift the track from 2005 Leeds to 1980s Rio de Janeiro, translating it into Brazilian Portuguese. Whilst the chorus of the song refers to the Brazilian Portuguese way of saying “I Predict A Riot” (“Sinto Cheio de Confus do” or “I smell confusion”), the second verse of the track was rewritten to refer to a riot started by Kaiser to disrupt that game and ensure that he didn’t have to play.
Housed in a reverse board sleeve, styled on vintage Panini football cards.
1. I Predict A Riot
2. I Predict A Riot Instrumental
Artist: Carolina Lins & Os Planatos
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Latin, African & World
Format: 7" vinyl
Cat Number: TRU7362
Released: 18 January 2019