Lana del Rey, the nice star of Primavera Sound: born to die and to dazzle | EUROtoday

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The glamor of decadence could be discovered within the tragicomic tales of unusual life. He reminded us Thursday evening Jarvis Cocker within the great reappearance of Pulp within the Primavera Sound, a live performance for nostalgia and enjoyable. The glamor that may exist in decadence and perdition was additionally the protagonist on Friday's day of the Barcelona competition, however with a really totally different musical type and strategy, throughout Lana del Rey's dazzling live performance. Their music has the opulence and legendary aesthetic of a Hollywood dream/nightmare, every track is sort of a stunning blockbuster about lust, heartbreak, extra and the disturbing aroma of self-destructive fantasies. It's tender, it's elegant and it conveys a unusually enticing ache.

At sundown, when the evening closed like an eyelid, the nice chief of the femme fatales of present pop appeared just like the divas: 25 minutes late. Splendid among the many shouting, extra languid and sluggish than ever, sheltered by a stage that evoked the trellis of an deserted (decaying) backyard with two balconies, she allowed herself to be accompanied by the complete viewers as she sang West Coast y Doin’ Time, throughout which a shiny, enormous bike was added to the dancers and the group and the tons of props. The collective choir reached the roar with Summertime Sadnesswhich made Lana del Rey's personal voice barely audible.

He meeting was formidable and cautiouswith innumerable particulars through which to lose sight, however we quickly found that one of the best complement of the show It was the trio of backup singers who continually coated Lana del Rey's voices with a fragile and delightful angelic mattress. It was evident in Chemtrails Over the Country Clubthrough which the singer supplied her greatest warbles, in a very tender interpretation of Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd with an ocean of violins, and above all in The Grantswhich started with the 4 voices a cappella: one thing stunning.

They had been ballads that he sang as if you happen to may really feel the warmth of his breath getting into your ear and penetrating your mind till it was enveloped in a barely dizzying cloud. The amusement park that could be a macro-festival doesn’t look like the perfect house for such an intimate and mysterious expertise, however the monumental mass of people concentrated this Friday in Primavera Sound, virtually the 75,000 individuals of the complete capability, He surrendered to the spell. Sometimes an excessive amount of: in Bartender, extra whispered than sung, as soon as once more the voice was buried by the excited crowd. Many attendees had been greater than predisposed upfront, ready with outfits impressed by the New York singer's wardrobe. Lana del Rey doesn’t have a fandom as highly effective as her excellent pal Taylor Swift (nobody has it, actually), however his followers lived the live performance expertise with the identical dramatic depth.

Lana del Rey's songs have been buying extra complexity and richness throughout a productive 14-year profession. Across 9 albums, international success has not pushed her music into extra in style or customary territory, however somewhat made it extra artistically formidable and extra private. The singer and songwriter appeared together with her first album as a uncertain determine on the verge of stereotype, and so she additionally confirmed herself in her first concert events in Barcelona and Madrid in 2012 and 2013, however firmly He has constructed a spherical and sophisticated character, wealthy in nuances and chiaroscuros wrapped in retro aesthetics. From her place as an excellent American star, she has consolidated her charisma and his power on the premise of a wounded and melancholic femininitythough powerfully unbiased.

Lana del Rey, with two of her dancers

Lana del Rey, with two of her dancersAlejandro GarciaEFE

The songs from their magnificent final album didn’t predominate within the repertoire, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, which he printed final yr (he already has one other one able to launch after the summer time). Instead, she acquired straight to the purpose with a biggest hits that happy his followers, whereas seducing the competition's assorted viewers.

Songs like Cherry, Born to Die y Ride (on a round swing embellished with ferns), which remind us that dropping just isn’t solely extra widespread in life than successful, however extra logical, and that even after we hope to win, what we do is run away from our concern of dropping. Among probably the most apotheosic moments of the evening had been Video Games and the farewell piece, Young and Beautiful, which she carried out with an extended practice of gauzy material that her dancers displayed on the finish, magnificent in its melodic improvement and with a remaining jazz association New Orleans type.

A disgrace concerning the delay within the departure of the starlet, that subtracted these 25 minutes from his efficiency, probably the most anticipated on the second day of the Barcelona competition.

A dance lesson with Troye Sivan

The humid air that greeted Lana del Rey was charged with lasciviousness from the earlier efficiency of Troye Sivan, who reworked the competition into a big disco.

The Australian singer grew to become identified a decade in the past, however he divides his musical profession into movie and tv, and that explains why his third album was a sort of revelation: Something To Give Each Other It was one of many nice dance-pop albums of 2023, an attractive assortment of present electronica with ample references to the previous, between electro, 90s home, synth-pop and hyperpop. Homoerotic songs about good and dangerous relationships, however about relationships virtually on a regular basis, in any respect hours and in all positions. His highly regarded efficiency with a gaggle of dancers in full boy band express had the collaboration of the Spanish Guitarricadelafuente in a really celebrated In My Room and it ended because it ought to: along with his mega-success Rush, one of the crucial infectious songs of final yr, which It culminated an hour of huge and sticky dancing.

From I Have It to Rels B

And in the midst of the afternoon, a particular reunion: I’ve it. Well, the right way to clarify it? The veteran attendee of this competition, the indie public lifelong who spent his adolescence or youth within the 90s listening to the multifaceted and buzzing rock of Yo La Tengo and who nonetheless circulates by means of the Parc del Fórum yearly slightly balder, slightly extra wrinkled, he had the gifted trio in entrance of him as soon as once more which is the quintessence of outdated different rock, a gaggle that has actually performed greater than 50 instances in Spain and has actually by no means carried out badly. Time has handed by means of his music, however his music passes by means of time, because the title of his newest album vehemently explains, This Stupid World: this silly world.

The most necessary Spanish artist of the day was Rels B, which eclipsed The National, emblem of US indie pop, in the identical time slot. The Mallorcan made round 10,000 individuals dance in his fantastic live performance, mixing city music with dancehall, funk, pop and a few dance-driven songs. The rapper has rigorously constructed his empire on melodies and in reality manages to indicate melismas of a melodic singer, however with a contemporary sound.

As I’ve it, The Last Dinner Party They additionally remembered one other time, that of British pop-rock of the 80s and 90s with ambitions, mischief, greatness, an alibi. arty and screams. Only due to their age, they may very well be Yo La Tengo's granddaughters: the very younger quintet, expanded to a sextet with a drummer, has very profitable songs and together with the phrase occasion of their title may be very constant. They made up for his or her inexperience with chutzpah.

In a competition with 15 simultaneous phases and greater than 60 performances scheduled for 12 hours, it’s attainable to see virtually every thing. They adopted each other virtually consecutively Joanna Sternberg y Ethel Cain, two younger American singer-songwriters, of various types, with a peculiarity: each undergo from autism spectrum dysfunction. Sternberg carried out within the enormous Auditori del Fòrum alone together with her guitar and a piano, and though it’s tempting to match her harmless and soulful type with that of Daniel Johnston, she was most harking back to the 'antifolk' technology of twenty years in the past. Cain, with a t-shirt supporting Palestine and an interpretive depth harking back to Sinéad O'Connor, was accompanied by a rock band, in some songs on the sluggish and minimalist rhythm of 'slowcore'. Her religious and tremendous intimate songs had the worst attainable situation, one of many greatest in the midst of the afternoon in full solar.