Lacquer – Lacquer [Flexidiscos / Discodrome Records]

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This strange situation that we are currently experiencing has dynamited the sectors that have to do with art and music. Artists are the big victims of this crisis, all those who depend on activities such as concerts or performances are going through a really bad time. On the other hand, there are artists who have known how to make the most of this obligation to stay at home and have taken advantage of the long days of confinement to get more out of their facet as a producer.

2019 was the year in which Raquel Torre aka Lacquer published her first sketches and 2020 her consecration as an artist with great creative and interpretative skills. The closure imposed to alleviate this health crisis has been her best ally, all that time and effort has resulted in the release of her eponymous album, a release of 8 tracks created in her room in London and then finished in Jonah Falco’s studio, where the production, recording, mixing and mastering was completed.

The result is an album with a hybrid sound that mixes different influences such as pop and synthwave, with a compact, synthesised sound and a voice, Raquel’s own, reminiscent in timbre and style to that of singers like Susan Ballion.

The harmonic creativity is, together with the artist’s voice, what predominates in this album. Lacquer is a project with an elaborated musicality, each track develops its own personality, its own emotional situation, we can go through different moods navigating through the 8 tracks of the release.

Release date: January 15th, 2021

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