Busy for Me by Aurea


"Busy for Me" is a soul song performed by Portuguese blue-eyed soul singer Aurea, released as the first single from her debut album, Aurea (2010). Co-written by Rui Ribeiro and Aurea and produced by Ricardo Reis and Carlos Silva, it was released in 2010 in Portugal to favourable reviews and moderate success. As Aurea's first national release, the song is credited with firmly establishing the singer's career and is now considered her signature song. "Busy for Me" received comparisons to Aurea's previous single, "Okay Alright". Critical reviewers of "Busy for Me" noted similarities between the song and releases by Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and The Supremes, as well as contemporaries such as British singer Amy Winehouse or Duffy.

Aurea performed the song on her special TV broadcast transmitted by RTP2 on December 2010. The song was also performed on TV shows, such as the "Diário da Manhã" or "Boa Tarde".

A music video for the single, which was directed by Rui Afonso, was released on August 6, 2010. It was inspired by Aurea's ex-boyfriend, as well by her past relationships. The music video portrays Aurea with a group of musicians in a club, playingto the song. It is interspersed with scenes of Aurea at her home crying.