I don’t want people to be a familiar and heavy witness. “He is again recounting his miseries and pains.” No, what happens is that, in the lyrics that are very marked, the album comes out more intimately.
The album is the best song in his entire career, both lyrics and music. Do you feel more confident than before?
It could be. I believe that by adding the songs of my time, that my people liked it, it gave me confidence and a little more certainty about what it means to write lyrics and to express yourself in a certain way. I speak of innocence, but with rhythmic and sonorous force. Not a small guitar and lament.
The theme of ‘Hello, how are you’ came from when, in the 2020 block, he moved to making calls to people without knowing, to the suggestion of friends or family, and how he felt to talk. No less than 2,000 calls. Not bad.
Not bad, no. The poem is composed of what I have lived and experienced, but I sift it like a veil placed over it. In the end, what remains is that inclination to listen. “I’m just calling to see how you are. I’m here whatever you need.” It was important to me to do it without the interns.
For some time there has been a lot of talk about the toxic things that surround us, and this testimony seems to seek the extreme opposite, the purity of the soul, although it sounds a bit rustic.
This is a position that people are not good at, it is a little old. Here we are all poured into the same. We are going to lend a hand, we are going to try something more than each other. It seems to me that friendship is a precious thing.
There is La inocencia, where he sings “the weight of resentment is a disease”.
Those are the kinds of phrases I don’t think I’d dare write anywhere else in my life. Well, the time has come for me to be honest, I don’t want to lose those aspects of my personality that seem important to me. Because you add makeup grids and the time comes when you crack the makeup and something appears that you don’t like. I don’t want to be an innocent fool, but a wise innocent.
And in the song that closes the album, “A Little More Love,” he talks about “the wreckage of humanity.” But this is not a song driven by current convulsions, since it was formed many years ago with the late Carmen Santonja.
The song is 30 years old and is from the time of ‘A contraluz’. The word “love” is very strong, and it can be related to “I love you, you love me, I will love you & mldr;”, but there is another love, more universal. The images reflect our present poem. I saw it clearly in the first days of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. The original version that was written and mixed was devastating, but then I felt a lot of anger and now, a lot of boredom. Tired of watching the fights over and over again, like a shared story.
However, just before that is “The Perfect Place”, a piece of music by Étienne Daho, which he adapted years ago to “A New Day Will Shine”.
It may seem like a huge contradiction! He thinks when you know that when you feel a certain harmony, you know that you do not need anything. Étienne Daho is one of my best colleagues and here he presented me with original music. I was shut up, and I saw the sea like a mirror, and I felt that I was in a place where the pains did not reach; There are two sides of the coin: the hard reality and the grace of living as if it says you can’t get better.
Recently, when he received the Waves, there was a complaint or criticism about the position of music in the visual media. Does Luz Casal even admit to having problems playing her new album?
It will not sound on many radios. So it is. In one place you do not perform because you are over 40, in another way because you only perform one type of music and do not enter. I just wanted to say that it’s very good. I poop everything, but I don’t rummage. But I feel like a privileged person who makes the album from one record to another without explanation. And I feel like a lot in the middle of my life. Maybe that’s a little arrogant to say, but that’s what I feel.
How do you consider the need for indicators of success, the number of ‘rivers’, ‘prologue’? Today, the world seems to end with each release and with each forced attendance concert.
It’s like a race where you never see the finish line, because there’s always someone with more than you, and who you ‘love’ more, and who exercises with them more often. It is very stressful and gives me a lot of anxiety. Everyone is different, and I don’t want to jump into judgments or comparisons. These days, all the scenes of the waste of Taylor Swift’s tour are shocking. But I offer what I offer, and show what I am, giving as much as I can, and so go to bed with a certain peace of mind.