After the international tour with his disc Nubes de Papel, the singer takes a break in Spain.
Words by Bárbara González 2012-01-30 01:10:50 | Categories: MAGAZINE
“I’M LUCKY. I’M IN A PRIVILEGED POSITION BECAUSE I TRAVEL with music as a link”. And that is precisely what Jairo Zavala has been doing for the last few years. Travelling, demonstrating his talent around the world and journeying through dozens of countries showing off his music. Firstly with the band from Túcson, Caléxico. “They gave me the opportunity to be heard.” But halfway through the tour with the American group, Jairo turned into Depedro and started to walk on his own.
Depedro currently has two discs on the market. His namesake debut disc came about by chance. “It brings together all the songs for which there was no room on another of the projects which I was immersed in”. The tours, the journeys and the waiting in airports gave rise to a second disc that was cooked up between Spain and the United States, Nubes de Papel. “It has more reflection, more pauses, but still enjoys the preludes and the simplicity”.
This second work also maintains the liveliness and dynamism that already characterized the sound of Depedro who, in this case, relies on the support of the Madrid band Vetusta Morla. “It’s a privilege to have their talent on the disc. Also, it’s interesting to have others take a look at your music, because they have different points of view and you see the work from another perspective”. But the one who gave his first concert as the warm-up act for Vetusta now has both national and international audiences eating out of his hand. “Abroad people are interested in listening to new sounds and there’s a lot of curiosity for words that are not sung in English”. Words that don’t speak of distant places or great problems. “The inspiration comes from daily occurrences, from the people I love, from things that are happening all around me.”
After months in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia and Latin America, Depedro returns to Spain. “Now it’s my turn to stop, although I’m already thinking about producing a new disc”. Having recently finished a tour and after three intense months around the world Depedro is taking a well-earned rest. “My favourite journey is the return home”.