Molly Nilsson composes your soundtrack to a lone walk along grey Poblenou buildings. Her tune is that first ray of sunshine breaking through the clouds on questionable mornings when you don’t know which coat to wear only to forget it later at the bar (and yes, you chose your favorite one).
Her last album, Twenty-Twenty, strikes the right balance between dark introspection and that sought after let’s-dance-and-have-some-fun feeling that makes you forget about your doctor’s appointment and sit down at the first chiringuito you see to have an unexpected vermut instead. (While you’re deciding whether to go, people are buying tickets. Watch out, because her last show sold out and this time round, the date and venue are even better: Apolo, Saturday the 4th).
Lee Fields and The Expressions are coming back to present their new album It Rains Love on the 17th (also at Apolo). Oh, that old-time glam, elegant suits and sweet backing vocals tailored to your soul with bass and charm… I feel smarter and more mature when I listen to romantic but rough soul music. Somehow my blood runs at a slower pace, I understand complex world-changing conversations and I even start coming to smart conclusions. Try it out, it’s amazing!
Last tip would be to check out the Australians Stonefield in Sidecar on the 28th. It’s great to see that four sisters can play together for so long and still sound so fabulous (not like The Shaggs, oh no, no, no). Listen to impressive classic psychedelic rock with a fresh smell, like the upcoming primavera right under your nose.