León Larregui’s solo career has been successful in part because his first two albums —”Solstis” and “Voluma”—, have had behind them the brain and talent of Adán Jodorowsky, a renowned producer who has also had a hand in albums of artists such as Esteman, Mon Laferte and Natalia Lafourcade.
However, the vocalist and leader of the Mexican band Zoé made the riskiest move of his career with his third album, “Prismarama”, which will be released this year on a date yet to be defined.
“It’s risky in the sense that I wasn’t looking to repeat myself,” said the 49-year-old singer-songwriter in a recent interview from Barcelona, where he usually spends long periods of time. “I was looking to express what I feel, and now it is also the first time that he has participated as a producer; It is the first time that there is no one who is interpreting my ideas”.
That happened not only on his solo albums, but also in his own band, where he says there are “five brains putting their ideas together.” So all his compositions end up belonging to everyone.
“On this record I said, ‘now I’m going to throw myself into doing it, and it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work out or if it’s [un intento] failed,’” he said. “I wanted it to be a challenge for me as an artist, [quería] do the whole musical idea.”
In recent weeks, León has advanced several songs, including “Lovers” and “His Majesty Eternity.” These are two songs with their respective video clips that are so different not only in sound but also in the way they were expressed visually.
For example, the accompanying video for “Lovers” is a cinematographic-style production while “Her Majesty…” is expressed with images created with artificial intelligence.
“All the songs on the album have different worlds, hence the name ‘Prismarama,’” he said. “On this album I had the opportunity to venture out and experiment, and of course, with these two cuts I wanted to show the range of what the album will be”.
In the case of the video clip of “His majestad…”, León delved into the investigation of production through artificial intelligence, a subject that he is passionate about, as can be seen in the type of information that he usually shares on his social networks. .
“I am very attracted to the subject of quantum physics, astronomy, the discovery of life, where we come from,” he said.
In May, León will begin his Prismarama tour in San Francisco, which will reach 16 cities in the country. Later, the singer will take his tour to Mexico, South America and Europe. That means that Zoé will be inactive indefinitely, although the combo will not disappear in any way. Rather, it is a time that other members —Jesús Báez and Ángel Mosqueda— will take advantage of to also promote “Astronomía Interior”, an alternative album to the group’s project.