Fruta Brutal emerged from Martín Better Longo's extensive travels in South America, starting in Argentina and ending in Ecuador, his native country.
During his travels, Martín was especially moved by the music of Brazilian artists that emerged from the Tripicália movement. Through the use of musical synthesis, combining afro Brazilian and Latin-American rhythms with the stylistic arrangements of European (Beatlesesque) and North American musicians of the time (late 60s/early 70s), the Tropicalistas created music that resisted the authoritarian regime, while being relevant and progressive in the aesthetic landscape of Brazilian and international culture. Artistic movements like Tropicália, which are born and ripen during turbulent and brutal times of oppression, are what inspired the name Fruta Brutal. The vision behind Fruta Brutal culminates in the celebration of diversity and fight for racial justice by synthesizing Latin America rhythms with popular U.S genres. Fruta Brutal has performed at the iconic Tipitina’s venue of New Orleans, as well as immigration and social justice related events, such as the Latinx Festival of Colorado and the Immigrants are Beautiful Tour, opening for the nationally acclaimed band; Making Movies.
Fruta Brutal's songbook showcases an eclectic repertoire of compositions in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. Martin's new synth pop, indie rock singles will be coming out monthly, starting in September 2020.