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Laura is here!

Laura.

I spoke to you about her.

I sang to you about her.

Over the last few months I tried to make you understand the importance of this journey.

This is not just the restless search for a person or an idea (Laura), in fact neither of them could be possibly real at all!

This is a dreamy, playful, joyful exploration of your own self and its hidden essence while surrounded by an astonishing scenary.

17th of August.

While presenting you the new video I want to thank Miriam Ruiz for being a great Laura, Producciones Galaxy and in particular Jorge Aparicio Lopez and Juan Castillo for the amazing work in directing and filming the video, Marisa Garcia Carrascosa for the help and support and obviously the best-brother-in-the-world Diego!

The video has been completely shot in Ibiza. Some of the places are the most representative and idyllic of the white island while others are hidden gems.

Two versions have been issued of the video, one in English, one in Spanish. They are also slightly different, so I invite you to find the differences 🙂

The song was produce and mixed by Massimiliano Ciccarelli and can be found on Spotify other than Apple Music and Google Play.

Havana

Havana, the second track from the new EP – Square One was written in one long night at the international airport of Caracas waiting for the flight back to Madrid, on the way back from a trip to Cuba in the winter of 2016.

It had been a crazy journey along which I met many people and listened to many stories from worlds I did not even know that exist. In a way the place gave me exactly the feelings that I expected.

A hopeless perception of isolation, a world that is enough to itself, a world that lives out of its glorious past, its myths and believes.

The slow, almost lethargic vibe of the city should not mislead, a rather vibrant energy pervades the streets, the squares and the eyes of the people. It is all very clear when the dark comes and the music fills up the darkness, revealing the real nature of Havana: colours, melodies, dances.

With this song I wanted to capture all this and to send a message not only to you, but to me too:

 

and everyday i smile cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice, we don t get to live it twice

Sometimes we get carried away in thinking that we need more, while happiness often lies in simple things.

Enjoy!

Sunrise again over the city of Havana

on the run again another day to discover

 

the cars drive down the street without rushing

honking to a local beauty on the pavement

they say “hola, como estas” they say “hola donde vas”

 

rum and coke and cigarettes, little sleep and little rest

lazily dragging myself down the road to the west

30 degrees and the breeze caressing my face like a kiss

from the caribbean sea remember me to be free

remembering me to be free

 

and everyday i smile

cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice

we don t get to live it twice

 

Revolucion I read on the walls of Havana

that’s how i feel, inside of me, inside my soul

Revolution, is a motion of this planet of my mind

 

I find myself once again in a little random club

where music is filling the air

with nostalgic sweet harmonies

 

every instrument plays like there is no begin and no end

to this caribbean dream remembering me to be free

remembering me to be free

 

and everyday i smile

cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice

we don t get to live it twice

Square One, the new EP

Remember this date: 1st of February ! This is going to be the date of our new release, Square One the new EP we have been working hard on.

So from the 1st of February you will find it available as physical limited numbered copy on our official store or on the main digital stores (Spotify, Apple Music, etc).

Who ever played Monopoly when little kids?

After completing one full circle you would get to Square One again, but this time enriched of experience and changed comparing to the first time you were there.

This is what this EP represents for me: a new start on the same game board but with a different awareness and enriched from the first lap.

Experiencing the same thing twice or three times is never gonna be the same after all, our body and brain learn from the experience so every repetition would have a different feeling. Seeing the same world with different eyes and soul.

The Art work, a picture by Maxime le Conte des Floris represents exactly this: a square towards the sky as new start to look at with optimism.

I will be presenting the new album at The Islington in Angel on the 29th of January and the official release on the main digital stores will be on the 1st of February. At The Islington you will have the chance to get one of the limited edition physical EP before every body else, so don’t miss it !

Here the Facebook Event for more info on the night, see you there!