Category Archives: Les muses de La Musa

The muses of La Musa: Julia Jacklin

Compared to the great ladies of contemporary folk such as Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen and Courtney Barnett, the Australian singer Julia Jacklin has sneaked onto the best of the year list with a surprisingly mature album that travels from the rock and roll of the fifties to the best of contemporary folk through songs which include “Coming Of Age” and “Pool Party”. A delightful timeless album that Jacklin, who is just twenty-five, imbues with her elegant and velvety voice to become one of the surprising phenomenon of 2016. This year she will be playing at Primavera Sound.

Les muses de La Musa: Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding has been linked to the sober balladism of Nick Cave and Scott, two names that this New Zealand artist seems to evoke in her songs that are charged with profound intensity and enveloped in infinite darkness. After introducing herself two years ago with a homonymous record, the singer is now seeking to confirm her status with “Party”, an album produced by Josh Parish that did not have much trouble finding its place among the exquisite records in the 4AD catalogue and which has been admired by artists including Lorde. She will playing at Primavera Sound.

The muses of La Musa: Solange

Only three years after debuting at the festival, Solange is coming back to Primavera Sound having become one of the most brilliant R&B artists of the moment. Her career started when she was only 16 in Destiny’s Child, later she made her first record “Solo Star” but it was “True”, released in 2012 that shot the Texan artist to fame making any introduction of her as Beyonce’s sister otiose. Her status has been underlined with the release of “A Seat At The Table”, a committed and intense album that has reached the top of all charts, best of the year lists and with which she has become the undisputed queen of neo soul.

Les muses de La Musa: Rachael Yamagata

Amb veu vellutada i arranjaments de porcellana però també amb força i contundent Rachael Yamagata presenta a Barcelona el seu darrer disc, ‘Tightrope walker’. La pianista i cantant d’Arlington ha rebut ja el respecte d’artistes com Ray LaMontagne, Jason Mraz o Ryan Adams, amb els quals ha compartit temes i ha sortit de gira amb gent com Amos Lee o David Gray. Cooncert la presenta aquesta nit a l’Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm.

Les muses de La Musa: Jenny Hval

Encara que a finals dels 90, a punt d’entrar a la vintena, exercia de vocalista d’una banda de metal gòtic, de nom Shellyz Raven, la carrera musical d’aquesta noruega no va arrencar de manera oficial fins a 2006, any en què va publicar el seu primer EP i el seu LP de debut. Convertida ara en un dels noms essencials de l’avantguarda artística i després d’una extensa gira arreu del món i d’actuar de telonera al tour de The XX, el seu art-pop original i provocador arriba al DNIT per presentar per primera vegada a Barcelona el seu sisè disc, ‘Blood Bitch’ (2016). Aquesta nit al CaixaForum dins del cicle DNIT.

The muses of La Musa: Lisa Hannigan

Molts varen conèixer Lisa Hannigan per ser la dolça veu femenina que acompanyava l’arxiconegut Damien Rice. Van tocar junts durant 7 anys, però no va ser fins al llançament del seu debut, ‘Sea Sew’, que les seves habilitats en solitari es van fer evidents. Des de llavors Lisa ha estat contínuament ampliant la seva experiència musical en diverses direccions. Ara, la cantautora i compositora irlandesa ha tret el seu nou àlbum ‘At Swim’. El presentarà a l’Apolo el 18 d’abril, amb les també irlandeses Saint Sister com a teloneres.