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The Mallorcan singer-songwriter Victoria Lerma presents her fourth studio album, A gran velocidad (At Great Speed), together with her band, in which she unloads emotions with a healing aim.
A gran velocidad unleashes a feelings storm that shakes our reality and wild nature. A transparent soul and a firm voice. Agile verses and a direct message. Experience and hope. A gran velocidad could be understood as a logbook with genuinely root-out pages. Here you will find open wounds and scars caused largely by Cupid's whims but also darts aimed at an empty reality showing up through a cold and insensitive screen.
This Majorcan has produced sincere and honest work where she certainly finds common places within the imagery developed in her texts. Because life, and especially its setbacks, equals us and makes us relativise the lurking problems every time the sun rises. In this case, Victoria Lerma shows her concerns to the beat of bluntly tailored songs and in an elegant, concise, almost scary way. In fact, the silence that ensues when A gran velocidad reaches its last chord is such that you will need to listen to the record again. This way, you will appreciate all the layers that make up each lyric, which does not remain sparsely shallow.
Absences are addressed without resentment. Nostalgia emerges with a gratitude veil over the happiness she has offered. Difficult moments are remembered with the will to improve and not out of victimhood. And the joy of the goodness crossing our path gets excited without resorting to sterile sweeteners. Victoria Lerma's speech in A gran velocidad manifests maturity and demands time. The moment must be savoured calmly and passionately, burning it in your mind and not hitting a social network to remember it. This revolution uses blunt instrumental minimalism that provides forcefulness and intimacy. A compelling and bold contrasts game that defines a composer who offers shelter and light in her songs.
Nacho Álvaro. Radio 3
Jordi Serreta Drums
Biel des Punt Bass
Joan Palerm Guitar