The always well-suited and somber Nacho Vegas has revealed several tracks from his forthcoming record La Zona Sucia. Despite being referred as one of this generation’s most prolific songwriters, he is still a divisive character. Many argue he’s too calm and monotonous; those are probably the same people that found Sofia Coppola’s dazzling Somewhere boring. We like him so much we forgive him for making an album with Bunbury. The songs unveiled were premiered recently on a Spanish radio show, and you can listen to the radio extracts here.
He may look like a reclusive, dramatic, and alienating dude, but when listening to a great song like “La Gran Broma Final”, you almost want to join him for a smoke. His inexpressiveness is the skeleton of his expressions, and the lyrics are the subjects of his emotions. Here he sings about love demolishment, the odyssey of fame, and a nation’s thirst for tabloids. Nacho Vegas is living the freedom offered by the mellowness and wisdom of his lyrics, yet he always finds a way to reinvent his composition. La Zona Sucia (his fifth solo studio album) will be out next month, on Valentine’s day.
You can now listen to the song on its proper CD-quality via Rolling Stone (Spain).