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Morat, loyal to the Pope

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Morat, loyal to the Pope

Madrid (EFE) . – Colombian group Morat, which has gained international fame with its music while oblivious to reggaeton, is releasing their new album “Where Are We Going?” are back with, an album that in the members’ words is “more mature” and “reflects” the musical path they want to go.

“The constant uncertainty during this time led us to think about not only where we wanted to go, i.e. where the music was going to take us, but how we wanted to get there. It’s a small idea of ​​the group’s musical exploration. represents where we come from, what we bring from that place and what is the idea as we travel this path”, highlights Juan Pablo Villamil, bassist of the group that forms together Juan Pablo Isaza And with Simon and Martin Vargas.

The band, formed in 2015, has grown “a lot” since when it rose to fame with songs like “My New Vice” and “How Dare You”. That journey to “maturity” is not only reflected in his songs, in which he sings love songs and includes social messages, but it is also reflected on the cover of this album which will hit all digital platforms tomorrow.

the cover

The album cover features the group’s members critically in the elevator of a fourteen-story building (like the songs on the album) while carrying a large number of frets, most referencing their previous releases, as if they were. Opening a memory drawer. As they admit, the secret is that a “round album” has come out, giving them extra time to “prepare it well” for the pandemic: “This album should have come out last year, but For several issues we decided to delay it, despite the fact that most of the songs had already been composed and recorded. The pandemic allowed us to do more work on this and decide the number of songs to be included It is,” says guitarist Simon.

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“Where do we go?” It is a work in which he has several collaborations, among them an experience by Colombian singer Sebastián Jour on the song “Bajo la Mesa”, an experience that he qualifies as “wonderful”, but also “Nightmare” with Andrés Cepeda. “There are also. Simply Pass” with Chilean singer Camila Gallardo.

With the Mexican singer and actress Danna Paola, the people of Morat had long wanted to collaborate. They remember that last Christmas they released the song “Sweet Christmas” together, but due to the pandemic they had to record and compose each one in their country, so they “wanted to get to know her”.

“We wanted a female voice in the song (“Idiot”), because it has a special vocal arrangement and had a female voice, and that’s how Danna’s name came up. We approached her, she said yes and Juan Pablo Isaza (singer) left for Mexico to finish writing songs with him … Working with him was brutal not only on the vocal level but also on the acting, he helped us a lot in the video clip”, announces drummer Martin Unlike what is prevalent among his world-renowned compatriots, Morat practices a “very pop” type of composition, taking advantage of the banjo’s possibilities to differentiate himself, which gives him an indie and gives an air among folk. However, they assure that they will have no problem collaborating with a reggaeton artist, as long as the song “believes” them and “incorporates the instruments.”

Friends, when they met in Bogotá when they were 5 years old, none of these twenty could have imagined in the spores of that dream of making music that they would go on tour in the United States of America, with their upcoming debut in 2019. Another one of the challenges would be repeating this anus.

“It exceeded our expectations,” he laughs. Being on a bus, living with 12 people for a month from top to bottom, is like the movies we saw when we were little”, concluded Martin.

Travel

Morat is now set to go on tour and will do so on forums in Spain during August and September. Two of the cities you will visit are Marbella (Málaga), with appointments, Medellin (Badajoz), Chicalana de la Frontera (Cádiz), La Cerdanya (Catalonia), Callela de Palafrugel (Girona) and Madrid.

Pop loyalist Morat Post first appeared on El Diario de Yucatán.