NEW ADVENTURES IN POP 021
Clara Viñals obsession with Bob Dylan is displayed loud and clear in the name she gave her group, and which the man from Duluth used as a title to a movie of his that worked as a collage filmed during the tour that followed “Blood on The Tracks” and “Desire”. Their songs have already been enjoyed in Cataluña over the last few years, but this single makes it clear that the group is going to go farther than that. Their music has matured at a frightening speed, offering new artists and nuances that have enriched their intimate and detail-oriented musical discourse.
“Lilà” moves lazily between the roots that helped LE MANS’ “Saudade” blossom, with lines that hide scratches behind the sweetness of their caresses. “D.” insists on the more intimate musical facet of RENALDO & CLARA with bossa harmonies and bucolic evocations of emotional landscapes. “Al Final De Les Mans” introduces the drums and sharpens the rhythm with stylized pop, the elegance that characterizes their melodies, and biting lyrics like: “Entre els barrots veig el que hi ha / ungles afilades al final de les mans” (Between the bars I see what there is / Filed nails at the end of hands). To wrap things up “La Mandra” is an instrumental piece that proves the precious delicateness of this delicious song-writer who grew up on the shores of the Segre River, which fills her songs with naturalness and excitement, with that trumpet that owes so much to Burt Bacharach.
A limited-edition orange-color vinyl full of bravery and honesty, far from the previously known formulas, this is a single that displays it principle assets in a personal and unmistakable musical discourse that fills the songs and lyrics, giving shape to a crystal palace protected by an armor of dense vegetation: it seems fragile, but it could never be beat.