Tag Archives: Ama Lou

Primavera Club 2018

Fa anys que el Primavera Club, edició de tardor i sota cobert del festival mare, ha abandonat el model del reclam a cop de cap de cartell a favor de l’aposta pels grups que preveuen que ho petaran aquesta temporada, alguns dels quals ja acumulen milions d’escoltes en alguns hits (encara que penseu que no els coneix ni sa mare). Per gaudir en les distàncies curtes de bandes que potser d’aquí a no gaire tocaran davant de milers –alguns potser al Primavera Sound–, i a preu de gran ganga, fitxeu tot el cap de setmana a l’Apolo, o un d’aquests dies.

Divendres 26
Gran dia per als ritmes vintage, amb el mambo i el son cubà d’inspiració anys 50 d’Orquesta Akokán, i Altin Gün, homenatge al folk psicodèlic turc dels 60 i 70, tot plegat rematat per Habibi Funk i Athens of the North, vinilíssimes sessions de disco, soul, boogie i nuggets àrabs. Atenció també a l’R&B futurista introspectiu de Tirzah, i al (hip) pop domèstic i simpàtic de Jimothy Lacoste i Boy Pablo.

Dissabte 27
Kadhja Bonet fa soul sofisticat i retro; Serpentwithfeet, soul futurista i devastador. Halo Maud fa pop afrancesat somiador; Flohio fa por a cop de flow. Més promeses (complertes) del rap? OctavianJpegmafia i Slowthai. I el refugi pop? Hop Along. Però el must serà el sabor galego amb autotune d’Esteban & Manuel.

Diumenge 28
Festí de noves veus femenines amb coses a dir, amb substància en el fons i alegries en la forma a càrrec d’Ama Lou (R&B), Stella Donnelly(folk) i Buzzy Lee (pop de cambra produït per Nicolas Jaar). Snail Mailpodrien repetir el triomf d’Alvvays fa quatre anys, i Palm fan math pop wilsonià. No us perdeu tampoc la presentació de Cupido, la ‘boyband’ pop de Pimp Flaco i els madrilenys Solo Astra.

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The muses of La Musa: Ama Lou

The things you don’t see and the ones you don’t talk about. What we hide. All those personal and social taboos. The dark side of the moon is where The things you don’t see and the ones you don’t talk about. What we hide. All those personal and social taboos. The dark side of the moon is where Ama Lou’s lyrics orbit, but only in order to make it visible: police brutality, Black Lives Matter, gender issues and socially admitted aesthetic rules are unfold and denounced in a songbook which may still be thin, but full of promises. Because the allies of the London singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer are not exactly feeble: she has toured with her friend Jorja Smith (to whom she has been compared for her R&B which is as powerful as it is subtle), and Drake himself released an Instagram story quoting a line from one of her songs. “Pretty girls seem to get their way / Even if they don’t have much to say”.  Maybe pretty girls get their own way sometimes, but Ama Lou is here to prove that the ones who end up ruling are girls like her. Who runs the world?s lyrics orbit, but only in order to make it visible: police brutality, Black Lives Matter, gender issues and socially admitted aesthetic rules are unfold and denounced in a songbook which may still be thin, but full of promises. Because the allies of the London singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer are not exactly feeble: she has toured with her friend Jorja Smith (to whom she has been compared for her R&B which is as powerful as it is subtle), and Drake himself released an Instagram story quoting a line from one of her songs. “Pretty girls seem to get their way / Even if they don’t have much to say”.  Maybe pretty girls get their own way sometimes, but Ama Lou is here to prove that the ones who end up ruling are girls like her.