As a follow up and reminder of the last post, Spanish singer, songwriter, and composer, Leiva, recently released his newest album, "Nuclear". For those that are not familiar with Leiva, he has been playing since the nineties with a previous band, but decided to embarked on a solo journey in 2012 and ever since, has received several recognitions ever since including the Rolling Stone Award (Spain) for best album of the year.
The new twelve track album includes songs like "Nuclear", "No Te Preocupes for Mi", "Lobos" and "Godzilla" featuring Bunbury and Ximena Sariñana. This album is very deep and the songs have an interesting dynamic between them. If you are looking for a nice dance track, this might not be the album for you, but if you are like me and love to feel the melody of the song and deep-dive into the lyrics and meanings, then this might be the album for you.
As mentioned in the previous article, "Nuclear" is a melancholic Beatle-esque song that describes a somewhat "nuclear" love. "Godzilla", my favorite song on the album, featuring Bunbury and Ximena Sariñana is a fantastic slow song with such lyrics like, "Puedo convertirme en Godzilla y luchar contra el mal. Pero nunca, nunca te llego a olvidar," which translates to: "I could turn into Godzilla and fight against evil, but I would never forget you." A lot of us have experienced a kind of love that one is willing to fight for, but it does not work out and no matter what, one will never forget that person. That is exactly what this song is about, which makes it so great. Ximena's and Bunbury's vocals just add to the mood of this song in the best way possible. In addition, the video (below) of the song ,"No te Preocupes Por Mi" is marvelous. It depicts a different and almost forbidden type of love. A young love that is just a ticking time bomb.
All songs relate to some type of love whether it is obvious or not. "Nuclear" is truly a representation of Leiva throughout the years and his abilities as an artist now. Simply mature and wonderful. I really recommend it.
Not only are the the songs magnificent, but the physical album as well. The physical album, and only the physical album has, "thirteen pages; each of them a concrete layer of the heart of the artist from Madrid, corresponding to the cover and each of the 12 songs on "Nuclear". Additionally, Leiva wanted to reward those "romantic record buyers" with a deluxe edition in which he included the "Voice Notes" from his phone." It is truly worth the purchase.
For more information and Leiva and the album visit his website:
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