Featured: Pipe Llorens feat. Elis Paprika - "Ven a mi casa a ver Donnie Darko"
Pipe Llorens, the man behind “Dame Un Besito” and “No Quiero Ejercicios de Respiracion”, and one of our Bands to Watch 2011 will be releasing an LP later this year (on Delhotel Records); this time, with many people watching. As a funny fact, he is a former contestant of Telemundo's 12 Corazones, not that it matters, it just shows style. He seems to have taken a few muscle relaxants in his new single “Ven a mi Casa a ver Donnie Darko.” Much of Pipe’s themes and qualities circle around existentialist notions, and this very smooth ride recalls some of his earlier work as a sort of psychedelic balladist.
He strips off his Hip Hop sensibilities (and techno-loving tricks), and just like he showed in his cover of Piyama Party’s “Nosotros Los Rockers”, he proves to be an artist able to deliver songs on his own terms. Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko is the excuse for a date, and the inspiration for a beautiful song. If the film is a generation’s surrealist dispatch, this song documents the dream and the movie’s metaphysics. While listening to this simple, yet deeply emotional song, it’s hard not feel inside a wacky Sundance movie, or the mentioned cult-favorite film. Pipe Llorens recruited a friend in the song; the much more recognized Elis Paprika, one of Mexico’s most recognized pop-rock stars. “Ojala fuera un gran hombre como Vincent Gallo.”