The Murcian band confirms its extraordinary state of form with one of those concerts destined to last in the memory
The danger is in getting lost in the kicking and forgetting what really matters. In the absolute and voluntary inability to even try to understand that changes are part of the artistic process. Comfort zones? Territory as fertile in its early stages as empty, or in love with repetition, in the medium term. If rationalizing evolution turns out to be such a useless exercise, it is because it is based on trying to describe in words what is still a journey moved by the impulse, energy and emotion of a here and now. And those are the main engines that have led Viva Suecia to embrace a contagious and radiant luminosity with ‘El amor de la clase que sea’, a last album where the band from Murcia leaps over the walls of the known habitat and uproots the fearsome honeys from comfort to star in one of those script twists that invite enthusiasm.
After the darkness and penetrating atmospheres of their first works, the formidable ‘La fuerza majeure’ and ‘Otros principios fundamentales’, and the intoxicating majesty of the superb ‘El milagro’, the group is now committed to a more direct and clean sound, providing a greater prominence to the wonderful voice of Rafa Val and enriching his proposal from the open windows of pop, the complicity and admiration of joint work with other artists and, above all, the incessant search for the perfect melody. Different shapes to cover some fabulous house brand letters, the kind that go through shields with the accuracy of an iron dart and the forcefulness of an instantaneous reflex. With these tools, the group has shaped a remarkable album that advocates affection, generosity, respect and gratitude, banners that were waved with captivating enthusiasm at their memorable concert last Saturday in Murcia.
A long-awaited appointment, you could notice the general impatience in the wonderful atmosphere that was breathed during the brilliant session of Don Flúor before the start of the show, and surrounded by expectations that were easily fulfilled throughout more than two hours of pure nerve, epic, sweat, electricity and tears. Even for those of us who have been following Viva Suecia since the prologue to its story, what happened in the city’s packed bullring was a complete shock. It’s not that they’re in their best shape to date, which they are, but we’re talking about a group capable of turning each of the songs in their fabulous repertoire into a hurricane of immeasurable emotional and musical scale.
Counting on a staging from which it is worth highlighting its hypnotic light effects, the band started stepping on the accelerator and burning the wheel with ‘We have not learned anything’, ‘The years’, ‘Almost everything’, ‘The evil’ and ‘ Where to go’, a winning quintet destined to challenge our throats and tear ducts. Most of us lost in both cases, but those who survived that brutal start had a very difficult time repeating the feat with the arrival of ‘Hacernos público’, one of the most powerful songs from their latest album, and ‘Días amables’, still the best today. Viva Suecia song. A masterpiece that was also one of the most beautiful moments of a concert that continued to walk the paths of the unforgettable thanks to songs as indisputable as ‘Hablar de nada’; ‘Parar la tierra’, with splendid vocal waste from Val; a beautiful version of Second’s ‘Exquisite Corner’; or the radiant combo formed by ‘What remains of affection’, a five-star chorus, and ‘We have gained time’. A special mention goes to ‘La voz del presidente’, an excellent song that has acquired classic status in record time, something similar to what has been achieved by the even more recent ‘Just when the world squeezes’ and ‘El rey desnuda’, commissioned by close the concert before the arrival of the encores.
Do you remember what I told you before the spectacular start of the concert? Well, the explosion was repeated with an epilogue that ended up dispelling our doubts, already minimal, that we were attending one of the concerts of the year in the Region. Tremendous what was experienced when ‘El bien’, with the participation of the vibrant saxophone of Pedro Sola, ‘What you deserve’, ‘Good for you’ and the invincible ‘Amar el conflicto (Todo lo que importa)’ followed one another. . Collective madness that ended up taking the form of a personal and non-transferable memory to keep as a treasure.
The fundamental role in the keyboards, choirs and guitars of Rodrigo Cominero. The precision of Fernando Campillo on drums. The infallible bass of Jess Fabric. That characteristic capacity of Alberto Cantúa to balance the balance between elegance and delirium with the mastery of an always exciting guitar. The imposing presence of a giant named Rafa Val who mercilessly devours the tables and radiates all the light that fits in a summer November. Each element developed its potential to the maximum from the beginning until a round closing that gave way to the procession of happy faces under the stage and the collective embrace of a band that, in addition to giving us an inexhaustible epic night, reminded us that music can more than the roar, that beauty is also on the other side of change and that great songs endure and remain far beyond the noise.
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