Warm blood, psychedelia and a thousand colors
Photographer, drawer, poet… Devendra Banhart‘s songs are like pictures, his videos often seem to be drawings, his lyrics are just fine poetry. The Venezuelan singer has broken the borders of folk and created a musical universe of his own, a place with warm blood and a thousand colors.
“I am in stage of my life when all of my closest friends are parents and I am not and I may not be. So this is kind of everything I would say to a child. If I don’t have one, I have made a record where I would have said everything I wanted to say”. The result is Ma, a chant for motherhood from many different perspectives, the new LP that Banhart has crafted with care.
On February 13th, Devendra Banhart will put up his flag at Sala Razzmatazz, in Barcelona. Therefore, we will need to move Valentine’s day forward, as well as the start of Cruïlla de Primavera. Because, even if it’s cold outside, Devendra Banhart’s music will make the flowers blossom and will heat up the bodies.
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He broke the charts with Carmensita. Now, the Ma album includes three songs in Spanish, a song dedicated to his recently deceased father and songs like Kantori Ongaku, pure psychedelic folk with a Japanese theme.
“The title of the album comes from the realization that the word ‘Ma’ is a very good candidate for our first utterance and our very last whisper; the word itself means ‘Mother’ in countless languages”, he explains.