Feature: Torreblanca - "Defensa"



Featured: Torreblanca - "Defensa"
Defensa EP, Independiente

Torreblanca es una banda.
It’s been a while since we got to write about our dear Juan Manuel Torreblanca, people could say we’re bias for obvious reasons (he’s one of us) but such assimilations can be easily wiped out if you actually listen. Truth is, we’ve been fans for years (if you search you’ve found some stuff we wrote way before he joined us), and it’s finally great to see he will be releasing something. He’s one of those individuals with the whole artiste package, singer-writer-illustrator-multi-instrumentalist-sweetheart, and a great friend. The project is getting a formation under Torreblanca, turning into a band or something very close to it.

Seriously, it felt like a long time but he’s finally doing it, he’s releasing his long awaited Defensa EP and we’re really excited about it. He’s got that deep range rarity in his voice, truly heart-trenching lyrics and a humble but projective aura. After performing with the lovely Natalia Lafourcade for quite some time, it’s time to take on the challenge. “Defensa” is the title track and first cut from the upcoming EP, let me tell you it’s weird (in the kindest way). A few weeks ago when he shared it with us he did warned us about it, it’s a poignant and bold piece aware of its own shadow, “no te sorprendas si me voy volviendo un poco extraño.” It took a few spins for it to reveal itself as an elaborate, eye-popping dazzling song.

13 comments:

  1. 1. No habia visto una foto de Juan, que guapo es! no sabia de su musica, y los otros chicos del club seran tan guapos?

    2. Esta buenona la rolita! bien popera a lo mas.

    3. Pregunta, esos coros los hace Natalia? parece ella! uff que bien!

    4. Ya hacian faltas nuevos features!

    muacks.

    Chiki

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  2. En estos dias de tanta turbulencia, depresion y cansansio, esta cansion es el remedio.
    No puedo esperar y escuchar el EP entero.
    Brillante.

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  3. Jacinta (la novia tuya)January 15, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    pop that thang! hahaha prog-pop or somethin, like it, I'm just really digging the cover, any bird really, but un cuervo es un cuervo, so cool!

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  4. like wine, you're getting better as time goes by

    mihermanomexicano

    besos y saludos de brasil!

    L.

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  5. Tengo que decirlo: Quiero el EP de Torreblanca cuando salgo como sea!!

    felicidades para el y buena suerte!

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  6. wow, padre, movida, fresca ! mil suerte

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  7. This is in the same line of "Otra Decepcion" which I find even better, but this is great too. That's totally Natalia on the vocals right?

    it builds up in a very cool wavery way, what a joy, and it's a bit dark too, like it!

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  8. thank you all! muchas gracias, de verdad!

    well, nope, that's not natalia, this song is Torreblanca (the band) 100%, no special guests... whis is not to say that there won't be any in the EP... but the first song we shared, we wanted it to be just us... so that's Andrea Balency (a fantastic chanteuse in her own right!)

    hey, Jacinta, love the idea of prog-pop! hehe... it's pretty accurate for this little ditty...

    and hey Luciana!!! heliponto! muito obrigado! i love you!!! i bought our song on itunes! :D

    j

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  9. wow it's not Natalia, seemed like her , well, you got some great band, Carlos passed me on that song "parece navidad" that I think it's yours, thats why her name is familiar to me, really cool cover

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  10. juan manuel
    guauuuu que buena canción, es justo algo para nutrir el alma a través del oido, quiero tener el ep completo y disfrutarlo y creer nuevamente en el arte original y la creación compartida.
    estoy de acuerdo eres un artista completo
    bravo
    Miriam Carolina

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  11. la amo desde hace rato la quiero la quiero

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