We interview singer-songwriter Andrés Correa; Who is presenting these days his new album: "Ocaso". We talk about Rock, as an attitude, and that songwriters are not on the verge of extinction.
Their last album is titled "Ocaso", that has a song in which Pedro Guerra participates, "Aurora". That play on words tangle. It is intentional. His lyrics are also tangled and intentional. Their songs are inhabited by ghosts and memories - painful, joyful, cruel and latent; Stories of cities, of people against cities, of people, of stories of others.
Andrés Correa is a sincere singer-songwriter. From that kind of interpreter that on a stage is crumbling, sings with the soul torn and excited to whoever wants to hear it. Who dares to sing in a country where everything that happens on stage is haunted by a cry of Güepajé. A generous guy, who in his concerts quotes verses of his friends between songs.
His concerts are an experience of immersion, auroras and sunsets.
Are the singer-songwriters on the verge of extinction?
No, on the contrary! More and more musicians of different genres "come out of the closet" and declare themselves singers. The song is always the first love and is common to all genres and styles. If someone cultivates the love of letters and songs. If someone cultivates the love of letters and songs as pieces of art, for me he is a singer-songwriter.
What is the rock For a singer-songwriter?
El rock Can be a vehicle for the song, I have made several rock albums for example. He rock I could be a lifestyle too and an attitude but also a pose. There are many powerful and well-produced songs that have more cheesy lyrics than the worst romantic ballad you can imagine. In that sense, the rock, Is also a pose.
What is yourGreatest Hit?
Of my songs? The last track that is playing is "Your ghost". I do not know if it reaches so much, same in the world in which I move there are not great hits. There are issues that become meaningful to some people and that is important to me.
Which project in which you are involved today is the one that most excites you?
At this moment I am releasing my new album "Sunset", A very risky album from the musical and it is a challenge to sustain it live. Clearly it is not a rock record, it is made with very little elements and the lyrics are not very pop Let's say ... we are going to present it in many cities this year and the subject of advancement "Your ghost"It's already ringing out there.
I do not know if it excites me but I'm glad that everything is marching. Same, we just started!
What is the panorama of music in Colombia?
I feel it is a very broad picture in that the songwriters are cataloged in many different genres. In all festivals, places, radios and ears there is room for songwriters. Some friends play Rock at the park, others at jazz festivals, at the Stereo Picnic. I do not know if there is songwriter music or even if you can talk about author music.
I feel more colleague of a musician than heavy metal That makes good lyrics than a self-styled singer-songwriter who does not write well ...
Inspiration, luck or talent?
Work, perseverance and patience.
Why creating more?
Because there is no other option for who is creative.
More than a choice to create is a vital drive.
An error that only beginners commit:
Believe in fairy tales.
A mistake that even the professionals make:
To doubt the way.
What good is a lawyer in the arts?
To the extent that art is marketed or distributed, a thousand edges emerge. In that sense lawyers are important in these processes. The subject of copyright is very important but we also often face issues that have more to do with commercial law.
More than for "art" are important for artists who want to protect their work or income derived from it.
Why do not you need a lawyer in the arts?
When to create.
A verse in a song that is gold powder:
First you have to know how to suffer, /
Then leave /
And at last walk without thought.
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